Oven Cleaning Singapore
To be living in a cultural melting pot like Singapore, hosting large family gatherings are no stranger to us. We have the Deepavali, Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, Christmas and many more. And what are these gatherings without good food? People come to you for your Chinese New Year cookies, your mutton curry, your briyani, your stuffed turkey and your beef rendang, well I mean they really do want to see you but you get what I mean. With that being said, you would definitely be bustling away in the kitchen of your home to keep all the tummies happy and it is normal when your kitchen looks like a warzone because if it does, chances are that you have probably fed them well. Happy tummy, happy guests. While many enjoy cooking, the cleaning part after is also what many dread, especially those piled up dishes, greasy stove and dirty oven. And among these, oven would be the one which needs a little more time and effort.
A Little Goes A Long Way
But really, how often do you need to clean your oven? To what extent can you turn a blind eye on those grease and grime which builds up over time? To make the most out of your oven and make sure it last you some good years, you should give your oven a thorough cleaning few times a year depending on the frequency of your usage. If you only use it occasionally because who would not love some home baked cookies, maybe two or three times a year would be sufficient, but if you are a heavy user, you might want to clean it more frequent than that. Even with that routine in mind, it is still advisable to wipe any spills or splatters after each use. This can prevent stubborn grime from building up. Even if you are able to overlook them, over time, it may affect the accuracy of the temperature and ruin the smell and taste of the food being cooked. This process should not take too long, you just have to wait for oven to cool down completely, take a damp cloth and wipe the stains off.
Spray, Wait, Scrub, Repeat
If that is already too late and the grime is here to stay, then you might need to seek for the help of some baking soda and water. Before you roll up your sleeves and declare war, remove all the racks and trays from the oven and soak them in the sink with some hot water and dish washing detergent. While they soak, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 litre of water in a spray bottle.
Firstly, spray the solution generously in the interior of the oven. Let it sit for a good half an hour or more to soak up all the dirt and charred food particles from God knows when. Then, you wipe them off like how you erase the evidences from a crime scene. No one has to remember the lasagne which exploded. Give them a good scrub. To ease the process, you may spray the remaining baking soda solution on the area while you are cleaning it. If you happen to come across the stubborn ones which would not seem to come off even when gently scraped, then it is perhaps better to use the harder way. Instead of mixing a solution, use less water this time when mixing the baking soda to form a paste. Now, leave the paste for another hour or so and let it soak before trying to clean it off with the dirt and grime. Lastly, once you have gotten rid of all the food particles, dip a clean rag into equal parts of vinegar and water to give it a last wipe in the interior of the oven to remove any excess baking soda solution, paste, oil, grime, food particles and everything else.
Just The Beginning
Does that already sound exhausting and time consuming to you? An hour for this and an hour for that. Oh, and you are not done yet, you still have the racks and trays soaking in the sink, remember? And the exterior of the kitchen which you have not started on, and oh the knobs which you have unconsciously touched with greasy hands while cooking, because who cleans their hands every single time you need to check the oven on your kuih raya when you are halfway massaging the kunyit spices on the chicken. Do first, clean later, and just that the latter is always forgotten.
Oven Uncle To The Rescue!
The oven has to be clean at the end of the day no matter what and guess what, after a day of hard work, maybe we can help out with some of the cleaning. In the Angmo-land, they have the Ovenman, here in Singapore, you have the oven uncle or Pak Cik Oven, whichever that suits your liking. Oven cleaning does not have to be a hassle with us around. We from the Xpert Singapore provides nothing but the best services at a reasonable price. You do not have to clean your kitchen thoroughly after each use, that would be too taxing, but when you do, you might as well do it right. We are easily reachable by calls and emails. Contact us now to book an appointment!