Your oven can help you make delicious meals and surprise your guests with a hearty feast. Yet, often times through cooking, you make a mess of the appliance and then struggle with oven cleaning. This chore is a huge bother for many people.
To improve the usage of the oven and reduce the need to clean every so often, you need to follow a few proven tips:
Cook more than one meal in it – in a big enough oven there are a few levels of racks. What is stopping you from cooking more than one dishes? For example, you can consider baking potatoes while cooking a meatloaf at the same time. Essentially, you are not only saving time but also cleaning effort later on. The mess in the oven is always more manageable when you cook less with it, and when you combine meals into one, too.
Wipe it off after cooking – if you have had an unfortunate cooking experiment, which left the oven in a state of mess, you can bet you will need to clean it later on. By leaving the residue inside to harden, you are setting yourself for a lot of scrubbing. It is best to do a little wiping immediately after the oven has cooled off when the mess is still relatively easy to remove.
Self-clean after a coking session – another great way to reduce the effort needed for oven cleaning is to use the self-cleaning function immediately after cooking something. That way you save the need for the appliance to heat up immensely, as it can use the accumulated heat from the cooking session.
Don’t disregard deep cleaning – deep cleaning the oven every now and then is a good idea. It is a sure way to reduce the accumulated waste to zero. Although deep cleaning the oven may seem like a bother to you, it is a fantastic way to prolong the life of the appliance. It will ensure your oven works better than ever.
Refrain from cooking small portions – it is completely understandable if you live alone and want to try a new recipe. But consistently cooking small meals when you live with your family is a waste of time and energy. You should prepare one big meal and thus save your efforts.
Don’t ever leave a burnt-on mess inside – one of the major drawbacks of disregarding oven cleaning altogether is leaving a mess inside and still using the oven to cook. Not only will this produce an unpleasant smell, but also reduce the effectiveness of the appliance. You don’t want it taking forever to heat up or cook your meal unevenly, do you?
By implementing these tips in your day-to-day use of the oven, you can bet that it will last longer and become more effective. Through better cooking and oven cleaning you can bet the appliance will serve you better than ever.
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