Your cooker is an essential part of your kitchen. It’s used day to day and cooks the meals that bring you together as a family night after night. However, as it is used so often, your cooker can require some cleaning and maintenance, simply to reduce the risk of any problems arising and keep your family’s bellies fun and happy!
However, by no means will you have to dedicate time to clean your oven each day, because after all, no one finds it an enjoyable job!
Below we have put together some of our ways to keep your cooker clean, minimise mess and keep your cooker looking great without the effort, in collaboration with The Appliance Depot, a leading provider of Clearance Cookers.
Prevent any Splashes or Spillages
Whilst it seems obvious, placing lids over your pots and pans whilst you are cooking. This will help you to reduce any splashes of spillages that can happen as a result of boiling or frying, and stop any liquids from burning onto the surface.
You’ll also want to keep an eye on the food you are cooking to avoid them from boiling over, as this is another way that unsightly spillages can make their way onto your cooker.
Using the correct amount of oil, at the right temperature will also prevent spitting out of the pan whilst you are frying.
If you are looking to cut down on scrubbing your cooker, you’ll want to place a bowl of hot water on the bottom shelf of your oven. Then, place it on the highest setting for around 20-30 minutes.
Once the process is complete, let the oven cavity cool down and wipe around it with a damp cloth to remove all the grease.
Avoid Overfilling Dishes
If you overfill dishes, even slightly, you are at risk of creating a mess on your cooker and increasing the time that you need to spend scrubbing away.
Make sure to follow the instructions when it comes to cooking dishes such as pasta and rice and make use of a bigger pan to ensure that you’re preventing overspilling.
You should also avoid putting too much food on a baking tray to avoid making a mess in your oven and causing spillages when you’re moving the tray around.
Catch Fallen Food
When you’re using your oven, try placing a sheet of foil at the bottom of the oven cavity to catch any overflowing food and stop it from burning onto the surface.
Ensuring that your pans are completely clean doesn’t only keep your cooking hygienic, but it will also make sure that food doesn’t get burned onto your cooker from the bottom of the pan.
If your cooker gets too dirty, you may find that your cooker starts developing issues whilst the oven has to work harder to function properly. Therefore, taking some time out of your day, even if it takes a few extra steps whilst you’re cooking, keeping your cooker clean is worth it in the long run!Cooker Clean