Or maybe how much time do you want to spend cleaning is the better question. I bet the answer is as little time as possible. You can cut down the amount of time it takes to clean your oven by using following functions.
The big cheese of self-cleaning technology, pyrolytic cleaning works by super heating your oven to approximately 500°C to burn off any deposits from baking, roasting and grilling. You’ll be left with a small pile of fine ash, which you simply need to wipe away. Safety is taken care of as the oven door will automatically lock when the pyrolytic function is turned on. The majority of pyrolytic ovens have at least triple glazed glass, so the front of the oven will stay at a safe temperature when the function is being used.
Catalytic stay clean liners
Catalytic liners are a great self cleaning system for ovens. The liners are covered with a special enamel which absorbs all the grease and dirt from your cooking. Every so often you should set your oven to approximately 230°C depending on the model, for about 2 hours and liners will burn away the residue into smoke. You’re able to wash the liners in warm soapy water followed by rinsing them in clean water and drying with a soft cloth. It’s important not to use any washing powder or harsh abrasives to clean them though.
High gloss enamel
Enamel can vary depending on brand and product. The more high-end brands will have high-gloss enamel, which can come under different names. Stoves, Bellings and Newworld call it Pristine enamel and AEG call it Diamond glazed-enamel. Enamel like this has a high glass content, resulting in a smooth and sleek surface, making it difficult for dirt and grease to stick. You’ll also find the dirt and grease very easy to wipe away, keeping your oven in the best condition for longer.
If you don’t want to break the bank but still don’t want to spend much time cleaning then look out for ovens with enamel. Even though it may not be high-gloss, it will make a huge difference to cleaning, as the surface is very smooth and easily cleaned.
Cleaning Tip: Put some water and lemon juice into an oven proof dish and put it in your oven. Set the oven to approximately 200°C for about twenty minutes. The steam will soften the dirt and the lemon juice will cut through the grease, making it very easy to wipe off. No scrubbing required!
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