Are you looking for a new oven to complement your kitchen appliances, or are you just tired of having to remember to clean it after so many uses? Ovens require regular cleaning and tend to be one of the more troublesome household chores. A self-cleaning oven can take away the hassle of cleaning so that you can use your extra time and energy where you need it most.
The more we use our oven, the more food residue gets stuck to the bottoms and sides of the interior. Leaving this residue can ruin the food you are cooking due to the smoke from burning food debris, not to mention setting off your smoke alarms. The longer you leave your oven without being cleaned, the more likely you will have to perform manual deep cleaning with heavy-duty chemicals. Having a self-cleaning oven can save you time, effort, and money in the long run.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair walks you through the benefits of having an oven with a self-cleaning process. Please keep reading to discover why a self-cleaning oven might be worth it for your kitchen!
While both can be advantageous, there is a big difference between the two. An easy-clean oven still requires a little bit of elbow grease, meaning it doesn’t have a self-clean mode, and manual cleaning is required. An advantage to this type of oven is that the finish of the interior is specialized to make food and grease stick less easily, making it easier to clean off with chemicals and scrubbers.
Self-cleaning ovens are typically either catalytic, pyrolytic, or have a steam clean option. Catalytic ovens mean it is fitted with unique interior lines that are more equipped for absorbing grease and food particles. It still has a self-clean feature but is not as effective as a high-heat cleaning method such as a pyrolytic or steam clean.
A pyrolytic cleaning system involves the oven heating to temperatures over 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This high heat turns all the food debris and residue to ash, making it easily cleanable after it has adequately cooled. The oven door will lock completely until the heated cleaning completes, ensuring your safety from the high internal temperature. The entire process takes a few hours, varying from oven to oven.
Steam cleaning your oven can be great for reducing the smoke and smelly odors than can be created during a high-temperature cleaning. The time for this process is much less than a pyrolytic method. Depending on your oven’s specific model, the completion time is between 10-30 minutes. Furthermore, it doesn’t require an extensive cool-down period to ensure the stove is safe to open.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of having a self-cleaning oven:
Every self-cleaning oven has a cleaning procedure that is unique to that oven. Some homeowners may be unsure how frequently to use their cleaning feature or even where to begin. Food soiling and odors can build up quickly if you frequently use your oven for cooking. The frequency of self-cleaning can depend on what you are cooking and if you are wiping down your oven’s interior after each use. If not properly treated, the leftover food inside can make unpleasant odors meld with the food you are cooking. This makes for a displeasing surprise when you take your first bite.
To start, the best thing to do is check your oven’s specific manual for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to perform the clean cycle. However, here are some general tips to ensure you get the most out of your self-cleaning oven:
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