One of the first questions people often ask when they contact us for mobile oven cleaning services is how often their oven will need cleaning. Once a week? Once a month? Twice a year?
Of course, the answer to this question isn’t always as simple as people assume because it largely depends on what you’re cooking and how often you use your kitchen. That being said there are a few general guidelines you can follow to determine when your oven is likely to be in need of its next clean.
Cooking Greasy Foods
The biggest factor that determines how fast oven grease builds up is whether or not you cook greasy foods. Roast dinners, oven chips, and oily meals in general will all leave some level of greasy residue on the inside of your oven and the more often you cook greasy foods, the stronger the build up will be.
If you want to cut down on your need for oven cleaning then cutting back on greasy foods is a great place to start.
Another big factor is how often you use your oven versus how often you use kitchen appliances such as steamers and air fryers. While these appliances often need cleaning themselves, they’re designed to be cleaned in between uses and, as such, never build up the same level of grease you might get in an oven.
Of course, there will always be those meals for which only an oven will do, but it should come as no surprise to anyone that the more you use your oven the more grease will build up.
How To Tell If Your Oven Is Too Greasy
So when should you take the next step and call the mobile oven cleaners in? Well, as a rule there are two ways to determine whether or not your oven is clean: does it look clean? And does your food taste okay?
Simple? Yes, but in practice it really is the most reliable way. As we’ve said, the build of grease can vary so much from oven to oven and kitchen to kitchen that there really isn’t much use in trying to make predictions.
That being said, if you’re really worried about letting things slip then it never hurts to book in a twice annual oven clean from professional mobile oven cleaners. While many people take care of their own oven cleaning throughout the year, mobile oven cleaners really are the best people for the job. Not only do they know the most common areas of build up, but they have the skills and knowhow to leave your oven in the best condition you’ve ever seen it.
For more information about our mobile oven cleaning services, please contact us today at 01902 531 231.