Maintaining Your Oven

The oven is one of the most important kitchen appliances and making sure it is fully functional at all times has to be a priority, because if the oven goes (that might also include the stove on top), then microwave meals are in order – and we all know what we’d prefer to eat!

There are some simple maintenance checks that can be done to make sure your oven is working properly, and ensure you can have a better cooking experience.

Clean regularly

This seems like a pretty obvious one, but most people tend to forget to clean the inside of their oven regularly. What do you do if there is a spill from the stew that you cooked last week? Then it’s time for the elbow grease!

If left unattended, the spillage can burn, which makes it even more difficult to remove. So, cleaning the inside of the oven regularly and as soon as a spillage occurs removes the pain-staking job you get when it has been left for weeks, if not months.

Modern hi-tek kitchen, oven with door open

Unplug the oven before cleaning

This tip is an important one, as traditional ovens are electrical appliances. When cleaning the oven by hand, make sure to remove the racks and soak them for about 15 minutes to easily remove grease and other substances.

Unplug the oven when cleaning with water to remove the hazards that are present. Also be careful of cleaning the burners or fans with chemical sprays.

If your oven has a self-cleaning option, remove the racks to prevent warping and be careful as the oven interior can get extremely hot. For this, remove any big food spills manually, use the self-cleaning option and then wipe away the remnants safely.

Inside a dirty oven

Inspect the main oven components

For conventional electric ovens, it is important to inspect the coil burners on a regular basis and replace any damaged ones. If a coil appears to look different compared to other coils, then it could short out, which can cause a lot of damage to the burners and the whole oven itself. To prevent this, replace the coil immediately once you’ve identified the problem.

Man in the kitchen cleaning oven

However, sometimes, the situation can be too much to handle and a professional is required. Luckily, here at Walworth Appliances, we offer oven and cooker repairs for those times when your oven just fails to work properly. If you have any questions about any of our products and services, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0844 406 8877 and our highly-trained team will answer your queries. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter!