Extend your oven’s life and avoid any repairs by following the below easy tips for maintenance.
Whether you use the oven to sling out delectable treats like Julia Child or simply to heat up the previous evening’s pizza, you will want to ensure that the oven is well-maintained and clean. These 7 tips from our appliance repair technicians will assist you in taking action and get this activity off of the back burner.
- Regularly clean the oven
You ought to make the effort to clean the oven at least two times per year. If you use the stove on a daily basis, it’ll have to be cleaned more frequently.
- Safely utilize the oven’s feature for self-cleaning
The self-cleaning feature upon the oven ought to be safe to use, so long as you are following the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer. You will want to remain home within the process and it is suggested to open a window because it’ll get hot. After a self-cleaning cycle, allow the oven to cool for a minimum of 6 hours before you wipe it down.
- Do not clean underneath oven knobs
Do not remove the cooktop’s knobs when cleaning. While it is tempting to pull them off then squirt cleaner all around the space, you essentially are dousing an electrical system, which might cause it to electrocute you or short out.
- Replace gas
You ought to replace the gas line if you buy a new gas oven. Swapping and moving an oven creates a ton of movement, and vibration might cause leaks within the gas line. At this time, replacing the line is a tiny expense and major rise in safety.
The new gas line may be bought from the business installing the new oven for around $12. They may change it while installing, yet you might pay an extra labor charge, which will vary by contractor.
- Unplug the oven while cleaning with water
It is suggested to unplug your oven if you are going to be cleaning the interior of the oven by hand. You can use a lot of water within the process and take required safety steps to eliminate the risk of electrocution.
First, spray a water and baking soda mix all over the oven. After it turns into a light film, wipe the oven down using dish soap to cut through any grease. Finally, go over all things with a water and vinegar solution, killing germs and making everything shiny.
- Inspect the oven’s burners
Inspect coil burners for any deformities and replace all damaged ones. A tiny area on the coil that is redder than the remainder while cooking means it is about to short out, and it might cause a lot of damage to the oven and burners. Don’t use the burner and immediately replace it.
- Create spill barrier
If you are cooking a casserole or pie and a few ingredients spill onto the oven, clean it as soon as you can. The longer a mess sits, the more they will burn.
For more information on our Winnipeg oven repair contact Mike’s Quality Services today!