There are many cleaning chores that we all hate to do but we simply cannot avoid or overlook. One such a chore is cleaning your oven. Removing built-up grime, grease and food debris is not a very pleasant task. What is more, it can be quite laborious and difficult to do. That is why many people simply prefer to use cost-efficient oven cleaning services in London and let someone who is properly trained and equipped for this task to handle it. But if you are determined to clean your cooker all by yourself, you should at least try doing that in the greenest possible manner because green also means not only eco-friendly, it means health-friendly too.
Do not use detergents that contain aggressive chemicals
One of the worst mistakes you can make when attempting to make your oven shiny clean is to use cleaning products that contain toxic ingredients. Granted – they really do a good job of removing even the thickest layers of grime from any surface without much of an effort on your side. However, do not forget that you use your cooker to prepare meals. The dangerous chemicals which you have used to clean this domestic appliance will not magically evaporate and turn into fairy dust. Instead, they can get in the food you are cooking and that can make you and your family feel sick and nauseous… at the very least. Therefore, avoid buying oven cleaning detergents that contain:
- Methylene chloride
- Petroleum distillates
- Ethylene glycol
Stick to natural products
So, if you should not use most of the oven cleaning products which are offered in your local store, what should you use to clean your cooker? You’d be surprised to learn that many natural products such as baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, dish soap or even plain water can do for your oven. For instance, not many people know that the best way to clean a microwave oven is by putting a solution of water, vinegar and lemon juice inside the appliance and put it on high for a few minutes. When the water starts to evaporate, it will fill the oven with steam which will soften all food debris inside the microwave. The vinegar will fight the grease and the grime and the lemon juice will eliminate the bad odours. Use a similar strategy when you are trying to clean your cooker. Use baking soda to remove grime, vinegar to kill off the germs and essential oils or lemon juice to make everything smell good again.
Preventive cleaning is the answer
The best way to maintain your oven clean is by not letting it get dirty. If you happen to spill something on it when you are cooking, wipe it as quickly as possible. Once you finish using the cooker, clean it I quickly with a sponge and some water and vinegar. In that way, you will prevent the grime, oil, spilt food and grease to dry or to build up and to turn into a pain in the neck for you later.