Easter is on its way and so are the pleasing smells of baking and roasting for many homes. It is one of those times when people devote hours in preparing lip-smacking delicacies and savouries. Hence, its not surprising that the oven is one of the most essential appliances in the kitchen during Easter and is likely to suffer some wear and tear. With Easter being so close, we are just in time to give you some suggestions on how to restore your oven after its heavy use.
Pre-cleaning your oven is a necessity
Preparing the oven a night before Easter will reduce your overall cleaning time. It’s quite possible to have loads of grease or burn offs in your oven already. For the pre-cleaning, blend in some warm water and washing liquid and soak your oven with it. Leave this overnight on low heating mode or alternatively, spray the oven inside out with an oven cleaner and leave it overnight. Most of your job will be done by the time you wake up. You can even soak the baking trays with the soapy water mixture. This will save your time and energy on superfluous scrubbing.
Cleaning after the bake off
After steaming the oven with oven cleaner or the mixture of warm water and washing liquid, wooden spoons are helpful in scraping out burn offs and toothbrushes can be used to reach and scrub specific spots. Soft sponges should be used to rub off dirt and oils. For the baking trays, baking soda should be used in combination with boiling water. Scrub the grease after an hour of soaking. After cleaning the inner aspects of the oven, it’s time to make the glass door spotless and glinting again. For this, you can apply a mix of hot water and oven cleaner to the door and wipe it off with the sponge. Use a clean dry rag to rub off the wet door into a glowing oven.
It’s not done yet
To fully restore your dear oven after the Easter bake off, purge nasty odours. This is quite simple! Just make a solution of lemon and warm water and place it in the oven in a heat resistant bowl. Heat the oven on a temperature between 50-60 degrees and let it stay in it overnight. You can in fact enhance oven’s fragrance by complementing warm water with your choice of essential oils.
The best option!
You can either put in all this effort yourself or just put your feet up!. You can book a reliable professional cleaner instead that will finish all the stressful cleaning tasks for you. You can relax and enjoy your Easter break completely.
Happy Easter Cooking to all!