How to clean your oven?

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How to clean your oven?

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Cleaning an oven, if it is not done regularly, can prove to be a real chore. Over the years, the greases are deposited on the walls and form a sticky paste particularly tenacious. If the oven does not have a self-cleaning program, to avoid using extremely aggressive products, here are natural alternatives, economical and equally effective.

Self-cleaning ovens

Two technologies coexist with catalysis and pyrolysis

In a catalytic furnace, the interior is covered with catalytic plates. They absorb fat and char from 200 ° C. If the oven is very dirty, manual cleaning is required. These are cheaper to buy a microwave oven price in Bangladesh, but the plates need to be changed every five years.

In a pyrolysis furnace, the dirt is charred at high temperature ( 500 ° C ). It is more efficient, there are no plates to change, but the operation generates odours and electricity consumption can be significant.

When to clean?

After each use, when the electric oven price in Bangladesh is still warm. The fat will not have time to freeze. In this case, a sponge moistened with water and a little white vinegar is enough.

If the recipe allows it, it may be useful to form a " wall of protection " around the cooking dish with aluminium foil to avoid strong projections.

It is imperative to clean the small dry residues that have fallen to the bottom. Indeed, these crumbs and microparticles, burning with each use, produce dangerous fumes. Added to burned fat, it is a real cocktail of toxic substances, like those found in cigarette smoke, which will be deposited on food. It is also valid for the microwave and the toaster ... To get rid of it, do not hesitate to use the small tip of the vacuum cleaner!

We take action, great cleaning operation!

Cleaning oven with baking soda

My oven is moderately dirty

1. Pour in a dish 2 glasses of hot water and 2 glasses of white vinegar. It is not dangerous, but be careful, it stings the nose!
2. Put in the oven for 45 minutes at 120 ° C (thermostat 4).
3. While the oven is still warm, clean with a sponge.
4. This method is particularly effective for recovering the glass of the door.

In a microwave, you can directly put the juice of a lemon in a bowl of water and heat for 4 minutes at maximum power. Then wipe with a damp sponge.

My oven is very dirty

1. Make a paste with baking soda (6 tablespoons powder to 2 tbsp water).
2. Spread with a sponge and let stand overnight.
3. Then remove with a damp sponge.

My oven is shamefully dirty

1. Make a paste with baking soda (6 tbsp powder for 2 tbsp water).
2. Spread with a sponge and let stand overnight.
3. Before removing the baking dough, spray it with a mixture of half water and half white vinegar.
4. As soon as it does not foam, after a few seconds, clean with a damp sponge.
You can put a drop of black soap on the sponge. In this case, it will rinse. Better to wear gloves before proceeding. The same method can be used to clean plates and griddles. For grills, black soap, warm water, and abrasive pad will work wonders. If size permits, do not hesitate to put the grates in the dishwasher.

Natural products do wonder!

White vinegar and baking soda

The black soap is composed of oil and crushed black olives macerated in salt and potash. It is an excellent degreaser.
The white vinegar (acetic acid) is limescale, degreasing agent and bactericide. Unlike industrial cleaning products, it is a food product. Be careful, never combine vinegar and bleach!
The baking soda softens fat, absorbs and moderately abrasive. It is also a food product.
The bicarbonate + white vinegar mixture is a natural surfactant. It allows grease and water to mix, making cleaning easier. This also maximizes the degreasing effect of black soap or dish soap.
An alternative for degreasing and moderately abrasive effect, the black soap and bicarbonate mixture on a damp sponge.
Be careful, never use abrasive pads in a catalytic furnace. If you have to scratch, do it with a wooden spatula.

These methods are not magical. It is sometimes necessary to insist on the places burned or very fat, but it is also the case with products of the trade not more effective, but much more harmful ...