We place big demands on our ovens and they can very quickly become victim to food and grease residue build-up. This can lead to unpleasant smells, markings on the oven door glass and food deposits in the oven trays and racks. Sometimes, we need to go that extra mile for our ovens and have them professionally cleaned.
Professional oven cleaning
Professional oven cleaning not only leaves you with a high-quality, sparkling clean finish, it is also likely to increase the lifecycle of your oven as you reduce the chance of paying for costly removable parts and replacements. Getting your oven professionally cleaned with high quality, specialist cleaning products truly does enhance the oven cleaning process, where cleaning solutions that you may use for domestic cleaning are simply not up to the job.
You may be questioning when a professional oven clean would be appropriate. Professionals recommend that cleaning your oven to this extent should take place every six months, however there may be some exceptions to this rule. When ending a tenancy agreement, for example, you may get a professional oven clean to make sure that your deposit is returned. On the flip side, landlords may wish to arrange a professional oven clean ready for the next tenant.
Elderly people may also opt for this, with oven cleaning tending to be an arduous and dreaded task. Commercial kitchens are also likely to want professional oven cleans in order to ensure high cleaning and hygiene standards. Whatever your reasons, cleaning your oven reduces the risks of visible discolouration, damage to the oven, grime on the glass, extensive smoke output, fire hazards and reduced oven life.
Oven cleaning companies use specially targeted products that allow for deep cleaning. Such deep cleans are so important, as a professional clean will ensure that all removable parts, such as the extractor fan, are also cleaned.
They additionally have specialist cooker cleaning knowledge for an array of models and types, such as range cookers, and best understand what can be used on different surfaces and oven doors. This way, you can rest assured that your oven is being appropriately dealt with, with safe yet effective chemicals used on it.
Even better, professional oven cleaning products are eco-friendly, meaning that you can often use the oven straight away after being cleaned. This is particularly useful in professional catering environments.
You may now be wondering what main steps a professional oven clean follows, so let’s have a look:
1. Internal parts of the oven are first removed for cleaning (often in a dip tank that avoids unnecessary mess.)
2. The oven door is then removed and dismantled, cleaning between the glass panels and the door itself.
3. The fan and fan protector are removed for cleaning (these typically collect a lot of grease.)
4. The oven roof is cleaned (this is often the dirtiest part of the oven and also the most likely cause of an oven fire.)
5. Everything is then rinsed, reassembled, dried and polished to leave a sparklingly clean oven.
Note: professional oven cleans require specialist products and access to cold and hot water.
In terms of which products to use, this tough and grubby task is made a whole lot easier by being equipped with the right tools. The higher quality the product, the higher quality the oven clean will be. You should, however, be aware of the chemicals used in the cleaners, as they can sometimes be corrosive. We also suggest that you check for damage when your oven is being cleaned.
Let’s face it, they are expensive items to replace and we want to keep them in use for as long as possible. Areas to look out for include damage to the rubber seal around the oven, damaged parts, parts that don’t look to be sitting right, faulty electrics and visible electrics. Once identified, a professional should address these things straight away.
White goods such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers also regularly need professional cleaning, and you often find that professional oven cleaning services also offer this. We pay a fair amount of money for these household items that we would be lost without, so why not invest a little time and money into keeping them in top working order.