Not only are dirty ovens unpleasant to look at, they can be less effective if there is a build up of grease and grime. Foods that are high in fats are the worst contenders when it comes to making the oven dirty, as they release a spray while cooking which can be hard to remove once dried. Other foods such as bacon and sausages can also fill the inside with grime.
Dean Davies, oven cleaning technician at Fantastic Services, said: “If you want to clean your oven without any harsh chemicals, simply place a heat-resistant container of water inside while it’s still warm after cooking.
“Let it sit for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and allow it to cool completely, then wipe out the inside with a damp cloth.”
Not only is this “simple and natural”, it’s virtually free too.
However, water may not work in areas where there is stubborn grease.
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Once soaked, the cleaning expert said the stains should “melt” away.
If there are any remaining spots, a non-abrasive sponge or brush can be used.
If the door is removable, it can also be soaked in the bath along with some dishwasher tablets.
Dean added: “However, if the door is particularly dirty or stained, you may need to put in some extra effort to clean it properly.
“In this case, I recommend using a glass scraper, which is ideal for removing tough stains.”