If you have oven is dirty to look at, is not running as well as it once did, or is simply worse for wear then it may be time to clean it. At American Appliance Repair we can provide a wide range of oven repair services but in some cases, a deep cleaning is what’s needed. Keep reading to learn our tips on how to get your oven back in great shape.
Avoid Using the Self-Cleaning Feature
Your oven may be equipped with a “self-cleaning” feature and it may get rid of some of the stuck-on, burnt-on grime. However, this can be a bad choice. The high heat could actually damage components in your oven such as wires, fuses, etc., which could lead to more costly oven repairs. This is why we recommend doing the cleaning yourself – not with the self-cleaning feature.
Clean Your Oven with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar is a popular natural cleaner – and for good reason. It can get through tough grease and grime and there are no nasty chemicals involved. To use this method, put together one-half cup of baking soda, one tablespoon of dish soap, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. After it is mixed together, coat your oven inside and let it sit for a few hours. You’ll then just wipe it clean with a sponge or cloth.
Use Ammonia to Clean Your Oven
Though this cleaning method is not used as often as it once was, ammonia can be a powerful cleaner. Take about one-half of a cup of ammonia and put it in an oven-safe bowl. Put it in your oven when the oven is completely cool and is off. Let it sit overnight and in the morning you will find the gunk much easier to wipe out of your oven.
Try a Vinegar Steam
Start this one by wiping out any loose debris or burnt food you can see on the bottom of your oven. Then find an oven-safe dish and mix together one part white vinegar and one part water. Put the dish on the bottom rack of your oven and turn the oven on to 250F. Let it sit for a few minutes once it gets to temperature. Then turn the oven off, take the dish out, and spray vinegar solution inside your oven. Close the door and let it sit for half an hour. Once it’s cool enough, wipe it out and you’re done!
If your oven is truly too dirty to do anything with consider having it replaced. You can also consider having American Appliance Repair repair it. Depending on the issue, our exceptional appliance repair services could have it running as good as new again.