This is our guide to cleaning your toaster oven or electric oven, so listen up (with your eyes)!
Over the holiday break you may have done some cooking. It could have been roasted vegetables, a couple of chickens, pork or lamb shoulder, or perhaps a cheeky Christmas brisket! Whatever you masterfully cooked or sneakily burnt, I have prepared a guide to help you clean your toaster oven or electric oven. So let’s get cleaning and get your oven back to brand new and ready for another roast.
Before we get into learning how you should clean your oven. I want you to firstly wear some PPE. You should always wear a facemask and gloves. If you do not have them then you should get them before you start cleaning. Simple PPE will go a long way to keep you safe and healthy. Remember, a clean toaster oven will keep you roasting many more birds, pigs, and cows in the future!
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Why You Should Clean Your Toaster Oven or Electric Oven
Over time, the residue from your cooking can get spoiled and start to rot. That should be good enough reason alone to clean your toaster oven or electric oven. The most important reason is that a dirty oven is a: fire hazard. That’s right, a dirty oven is a nasty fire hazard. That sticky food residue can catch fire if the oven gets hot enough.
How Often Should You Clean Your Toaster oven or Electric Oven
Commercial kitchens or restaurants should clean their oven’s daily (if they are well behaved). Most home chefs should clean their oven after every cook (if they use it once per day). Your oven may not need a deep scrubbing after every oven-cooked meal, at least give it a wipe down. Then you can follow-up with a vinegar & water spray. After even light spray or heavy scrubbing, your toaster or electric oven should be padded dry. You can use a tea towel or newspaper if you have it.
What You Need To Clean Your Toaster Oven or Electric Oven
- Gentle Sponge
- Dishscrub with a long handle
- Lot’s a baking soda
- DIshwashing detergent
- Caustic Soda
- Dishwashing detergent
How To Clean Your Oven
First is first, and that is to spray the inside of the oven with vinegar and hot water. Let it drip for a few minutes whilst you clean the outside. You can clean the outside with baking powder and a gentle scourer. Scrub gently in a circular motion until the dust and grime is gone. Once that’s done you can finish the inside of the oven. Simply scrub the inside the same until clean. Wipe it down to dry with a cloth or paper towel.