Nifty Tips on How to Keep Your Oven Clean

Illan Elberg
 | December 6, 2022

No one likes cleaning the oven. It’s a messy, time-consuming chore that most of us would rather avoid. But it’s an important task nonetheless, and one that needs to be done on a regular basis to prevent our ovens from turning into a sticky, burnt-on mess. That being said, is there a way to keep the bottom of your oven clean for longer, so that it’s not such a tedious task?

Here are a handful of helpful tips for how to keep your oven clean, all of which are easy to do.

1. Cover food during cooking

This simple tip will help prevent splashes and spills from ruining the inside of your oven. Make sure to use a tight-fitting lid when cooking on the stovetop, and place foil or a baking sheet under food when cooking in the oven. This will help catch any drips or spills before they have a chance to harden and become difficult to remove.

2. Keep a roasting tin on the bottom shelf

A roasting tin placed on the bottom shelf of your oven will act as a drip tray, catching any drips or spills before they have a chance to reach the bottom of the oven and cause problems. Plus, it’s easy to just remove the tin and empty it after each use, rather than having to scrub at stubborn burnt-on spillages.

3. Line baking sheets with foil

Lining your baking sheets with foil provides a disposable lining that will save you time and effort when it comes to cleaning up afterwards. Simply throw away the foil after use and start fresh with a new sheet next time you bake. No more scrubbing at burnt-on food!

4. Clean spills immediately

It’s important to clean up any spills or splashes as soon as they happen, rather than letting them harden and become difficult to remove later on. So, if you do have any accidents while cooking, make sure to wipe them up right away with a damp cloth or sponge dipped in soapy water. A little elbow grease now will save you a lot of time and effort later!

How to Keep Your Oven Clean

Is your kitchen overdue for a renovation?

By following these four simple tips, you can help keep your oven clean for longer and make the dreaded task of cleaning it much easier when it does eventually need attention. Another thing to keep in mind is whether your current kitchen layout is conducive to keeping appliances clean – a small and cluttered kitchen, for example, can make oven cleaning extremely difficult.

If you’re looking at longer-term solutions to streamlining your kitchen and making meal prep/cooking a more comfortable and efficient experience for yourself, it might be time to consider renovating your kitchen to implement a more innovative kitchen design.

Contact GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens to discuss how we can transform your current kitchen into an efficient and spacious area where cooking and cleaning is a delight.

Illan Elberg

Illan Elberg

Managing Director

Illan is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in construction management and a deep understanding of bathroom and kitchen design. His dedication to staying current with industry trends, coupled with his creative vision and meticulous project management, make him an invaluable asset to GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens.


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