Preparing Your Oven For The Holiday Season

During the holiday season, your oven is one of the hardest working appliances in your kitchen. It can be the protagonist of the party for all those hours on a high heat baking cookies or roasting meats. For that reason, do not wait until you are ready to put the turkey in the oven to check your oven maintenance and cleaning condition.

It is important to remember that not all ovens are created equal. The instructions in your owner’s manual will provide the best way for you to clean and care for your unique oven, so it lasts as long as possible!

A natural way of cleaning your oven is to use baking soda and vinegar. First, make sure that everything in the oven is removed, including the oven racks. So in a bowl, make a paste by combining baking soda and water. Use sponges or damp microfiber cloth to rub the paste all over the inside of the oven. Gently spray vinegar over the pasted surface and allow it to fizz. Next will loosen the debris, so you can scrub it all away.

If you’ve been shoulder-deep in your oven before, scrubbing incessantly with abrasives kitchen products and a steel wool brush, we’ve come to say Stop!

It is important that never use a metal brush or abrasive pad on your kitchen appliances. Scratching the surface of ovens and stoves will eventually make them look dirty, old, and worn out quickly.

If your oven is very dirty, apply a second coat of cleaning paste solution and leave it overnight to work its magic before continuing to clean. Give your oven a final wipe-down with clean water. You can use a microfiber cloth to dry your oven or turn it on to the lowest heat for 10 minutes to dry out.

Depending on how often you clean your oven, you might find this can take a few tries to get a sparkly finish, but Cleaning your oven is an important part of the kitchen cleaning process.

Impressive holiday meals begin in a kitchen you’re proud to present to family and guests.

If you find yourself in a pinch during the holiday season, we recommend our Professional Cleaning Services.

Whether you want your kitchen made spotlessly or need an entire house cleaned, we’re here to help! Contact The Clean image of Tucson today for a free estimate.