This Week’s Burning Question: What’s a Self-cleaning Oven?

If you’ve ever spent the best part of an afternoon scrubbing the inside of your oven to ensure it’s gleamingly clean, you’ll have probably wondered why you didn’t take better care of it in the first place. Or at the very least, hired a cleaner to help with the everyday tasks you’re struggling to fit into your day.

So, what do you do? You bite the bullet and ring up the nearest oven cleaning company. This will save you spending a small fortune on Mr Muscle and help you claw back some of that time lost to cleaning the kitchen.

Or you could consider other options, like – and this may seem extravagant, but believe us when we say it’ll be worth it – purchase a self-cleaning oven.

So, what exactly is a self-cleaning oven and how exactly will it change your life?

Using around a 482 degrees Celsius temperature cycle, the self-cleaning oven works by burning off spills and stains left over from baking or cooking. And the best bit? Absolutely no chemicals are needed.

Designed with a mechanical interlock which allows the oven door to stay locked and closed during and soon after the high-temperature cleaning cycle (which lasts around three hours), self-cleaning ovens are a great invention and a perfect complement to your kitchen.

So, what are the benefits of owning a self-cleaning oven, then? Read on…

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They’re Convenient – and isn’t this really the best bit? The oven can be running through a cleaning cycle while you’re getting on with other household jobs – and you won’t have to spend all that time scrubbing and scraping off marks and stains at a later date. I don’t know about you, but that’s all the info we need to hear to understand just why so many people choose a self-cleaning oven over a conventional one.

They’ll Help You Save Energy – Who knew, eh? Insulation which is extra heavy duty – much like the insulation in a self-cleaning oven – will help the oven reach high temperatures while it’s doing its thing and cleaning the insides. Keeping the heat in during normal cooking, it’ll reduce the amount of energy used and will mean huge savings during the lifecycle of the oven. You’re saving your tired hands of all that cleaning and doing your bit for the environment – result!

They’re Cost-effective – If the energy conserved during cooking exceeds the amount of energy you use when cleaning, self-cleaning ovens will certainly save you money. What’s more, you won’t need to be heading down to your nearest supermarket to buy a bulk-load of cleaning products anymore – and that’s got to be reason enough to get an oven like this! Oh, and no more rows about whose turn it is to grab the scourer and scrub; this time, it’s the oven’s turn!

Like this article? Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog here at My Appliances for more handy kitchen-focused hints and tips. We have all sorts to keep you entertained, including everything from organisational posts to must-read articles about your kitchen’s most-used appliances.


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