Reasons To Keep Your Oven Clean

The oven is one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, however is the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning. Whilst most homeowners know that it’s important to clean the oven, it’s one of those jobs that gets put on the back burner and forgotten about. One of the main reasons being the oven must be cold before cleaning. And well it’s a mess that’s not in eye sight really, it’s a hidden mess you only see when you open the oven door.

So you may notice the oven needs cleaning the last time you used it, but the job can be easily forgotten about afterward. However, neglecting this cleaning job can be dangerous, so it’s wise to understand the importance of a clean oven and schedule a time for this task or, even easier, book a professional oven cleaning appointment.

There are many important reasons to keep your oven clean, so we have listed them below for you. Check it out!

Without a doubt, this is the most important reason to keep your oven clean! This is because it is much safer to cook in a nice clean oven, compared to a dirty oven. Why? Well, a dirty oven filled with grease and food debris is at a higher risk of fire compared to a clean oven. Accidental spills on the inside of the oven can begin to burn and generate fumes and smoke – so it’s best to clean up spills as soon as the oven is cold.

When you use a dirty oven, you run the risk of contaminating the food you are cooking with the grime and grease from previous meals. Regularly cleaning the oven will eliminate fat and grease build up between meals cooked and reduce the risk of contamination. You want your food to taste the way it’s supposed to, right? A clean oven it is then!

Regularly cleaning your oven will help it operate to its full capacity and for longer. Clean ovens are more energy efficient because the heat is distributed evenly with less energy needed. Plus, if your oven door is covered in grease, you will not be able to see the food inside. This will result in the oven door being opened to check on the cooking. Every time the oven door is opened, heat escapes and lowers the temperature inside the oven – meaning the oven will not perform as efficiently as it would if the door remained closed the whole time.

Cleaning your oven will help your oven last for as long as possible. A dirty oven covered in grease and food debris needs to work much harder to heat up and maintain the cooking temperature needed. Therefore, the oven will wear out much quicker than a nice clean one. So not only will keeping your oven clean help avoid any health and safety hazards, but it will also keep your oven efficient and performing better FOR LONGER.

The easiest way to get your oven sparkling clean is by booking a professional oven clean. Our specialists here at Oven Elite use a unique oven-cleaning system, suitable for all oven brands and models. This unique system means it is safe for use around children and pets, giving you an odour-free home with no mess! We promise to put the sparkle back into your oven, so get in contact and we’ll sort it out for you.


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Dirty Oven Fire Risk

Did you know that kitchen fires account for more than half of accidental domestic fires in the UK, and around 70% of these are cooking related? The combination of high-temperature cooking and the potential for baked-on food that’s stuck to your oven’s interior is a dangerous fire hazard to your kitchen.

This build-up of food or grease can cling to hot plating, grills and metal trays. You may notice odd smells, or even an unpleasant plume of smoke, coming from your oven during cooking as a result. Left unchecked, this build-up of grime and dirt can lead to a fire. As well as a fire risk, it makes to oven less efficient.

Though oven fires themselves can often be quite small, the smoke alone can easily cause thousands of pounds of damage. Should a fire spread, the average financial cost of house fires raises to £55,000 –including everything from the cost of putting the fire out, cleaning up, and replacing lost or damaged belongings.