Undoubtedly, cooking is a much more pleasant process than cleaning the equipment contaminated by the inspiration that has hit you in the kitchen. However, if you take regular care of your oven and cooktop, they will thank you for tasty meals and perfect looks. Here are some tips on how to achieve it.
How much to clean an oven
This depends on two major factors – how often and what you prepare for eating. If you are a cook who likes experimenting and whirling with full steam in the kitchen, it is most likely that you need to clean the workplace more often than if you serve only on Sunday evening. A good way to minimize cleaning time is by taking care of the spatter caused by some dishes (such as tomato sauces, for example) at the moment. This will avoid the formation of dry spots, which can be cleansed at times more difficult.
When it is time to clean it
Changing the final cooking result is definitely a sign of the need for cleaning. If your cakes come out semi-baked from the oven, the appliance may not function properly or the heat inside the oven is not distributed evenly and needs cleaning.
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Which cleaning product to use
For cooking tops, it is advisable to avoid granules because they can cause scratches. Instead, try some soap and water and a detergent specially designed for cooking tops. For gas burners on a glass ceramic hob: clean the burners with soap, water and a toothbrush. Then wipe the rest with a suitable Stainless Steel Surface Preparation.
For an electric glass-ceramic hob: Clean the surface using soap, water and a non-abrasive sponge, then wipe with a special towel cleaner. If there are any dry spots, try cleaning them with a special ceramic knife blade that will help you remove them with a minimal effort.
How to take care of the interior
For excellent results with minimal effort, place yourself on self-cleaning ovens, which turns the residue into ash with the push of a button, then you can remove it with a slight movement.
The oven even tells you when it needs cleaning. Another good decision are the textured ovens. They have porcelain layer and the ovens are designed so that the food remains burned while they are running. So the only cleaning you should do is to wipe with a damp cloth. If you have a model that does not offer this feature, avoid using soap and water as well as caustic preparations. It is important to be especially careful to clean the seals, as their damage may impede the further operation of the appliance.
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