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How To Clean An Electric Oven

Out of all of the cleaning tasks, cleaning your oven is probably one of your least favourite. But cleaning your electric oven is essential to maintain its performance, preventing bad smells and ensuring that your oven has a long life. So as annoying as it may seem, the time has come! Luckily for you, we are here to help make sure cleaning your electric oven is a straightforward and rewarding process. In this blog, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to clean your electric oven efficiently. 

Step 1: Preparation!

Preparation for most things in life is key and this is no different. Before you start cleaning, make sure you have everything you need. Here is what you will need:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Oven cleaner (either commercial or DIY)
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Clean cloth or sponge
  • Plastic spatula or scraper
  • Paper towels

Step 2: Remove oven racks and accessories

Let’s get started by removing the oven racks and any accessories, such as a thermometer, from the oven. These can be cleaned separately using warm, soapy water. Rinse and set them aside to dry while you clean the oven interior.

Step 3: Wipe away loose debris

Using a dry cloth or sponge, wipe away any of those pesky crumbs, burnt cheese (we all have it) or any other bits of food from the sides of the oven, floor and ceiling. That’s the first step done!

Step 4: Use a commercial oven cleaner or make a DIY cleaner

You have two options here, if you would prefer to use a commercial oven cleaner, go for it! Just follow the instructions on the bottle. The second option is to make your own cleaner with baking soda, white vinegar and water. Here is how you make it:

  • Mix a paste of baking soda and water until you achieve a thick, spreadable consistency.
  • Apply the paste to the interior surfaces of the oven, avoiding the heating elements.
  • Let the baking soda paste sit for a few hours or overnight to break down grease and grime.
  • Spray or gently pour white vinegar over the baking soda paste. The mixture will foam and bubble, which helps to lift stains and residue.

Step 5: Scrub and remove stubborn stains

Scrubbing time! Using a clean cloth or sponge, gently scrub the oven walls, floor, and ceiling. If there are any stubborn stains, that is what the plastic spatula or scraper is for. They will help you to loosen the residue without leaving any marks on the surface. Make sure you pay extra attention to areas that are likely to be more dirty, such as the oven door and the bottom.

Step 6: Wipe down and rinse

That’s the grime removed, now it’s time to wipe down every nook and cranny of your oven’s interior. Grab a fresh cloth or sponge, dampen it with warm water and wipe the surfaces down. Rinse and wring out the cloth or sponge as needed!

Step 7: Clean the oven window

You may feel like that’s enough, but persevere! The window is next and you want to be able to see into your oven to check on your cakes or Yorkshire puddings! Using a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar (or a glass cleaner) spray the solution onto the window and wipe it clean with a cloth or paper towel. If there are any stubborn stains or grease on the glass, use a non-abrasive glass cleaner and a soft-bristle brush.

Step 8: Clean the oven exterior

You are nearly there, promise! Now the inside is clean, time to face the exterior of your electric oven. Using a cloth or sponge with warm, soapy water, wipe down the control panel, knobs and oven door. Make sure you dry the surfaces so you don’t leave any water spots or streaks.

9. Reassemble the oven

You did it! Now just let the oven air dry and ensure that all the surfaces are dry before putting the racks and accessories back where they belong. 

Cooker Solutions

We hope this step-by-step guide has been helpful in making the cleaning process of your electric oven a breeze. However, if you find yourself in the position where your oven needs a lot more help than a good clean and needs professional repair attention, don’t fret! Cooker Solutions is here to help.

Cooker Solutions offer professional electrical oven, cooker and hob repair service in South London. No matter the make or model of your electric oven, we can help. Contact us on 0750 822 9049 or email with your name, email, contact number location and issue. We will respond to you as soon as possible.