Keeping your oven clean and smoke-free is a goal that is valued by many, but a vast number of people struggle with this. Have you ever found your oven becomes unclean and starts smoking after cleaning it not so long ago?
Luckily, there are a few methods you can employ which will keep your oven clean and free of smoke with daily cleaning after use.
In this article, we will share with you 5 tips you can employ to ensure that your oven remains clean and smoke-free.
#1 Use Oven Liners
Oven liners were designed to sit at the bottom of an oven and catch any mess that may have otherwise gotten all over your oven.
Overall, by getting an oven liner, you will find yourself having a much easier time cleaning your oven as well as having to clean it on a much less frequent basis.
#2 Cover up Bakeware
A simple yet underutilized trick that seemingly no one takes advantage of, is covering up bakeware and tubs with foil or other oven-friendly materials.
Just by doing this, you are making it next to impossible for any food to escape from said bakeware, which will drastically reduce the overall amount of mess that finds itself in your oven.
This can also reduce splashes on the walls and ceiling of the oven that may occur from boiling soups, stocks or other liquids.
#3 Clean Regularly with Simple Solutions
Even if your oven doesn’t get too messy, regularly cleaning it with simple solutions can stop any mess from turning from a few crumbs into a cleaning nightmare.
#4 Avoid Overfilling Pots
When making food, people often put too much thought into filling pots up to the brim, but this could be the exact thing that’s causing your oven to be constantly messy.
By trying to avoid overfilling any pots, there will be no chance of a spill over happening, ensuring that your oven remains clean and fresh.
#5 Place a Spare Baking Tray on the Bottom Shelf
Baking trays are not just for holding food whilst cooking it. By putting a baking tray on the bottom shelf of the oven, you can catch any drips, breakages, or other mess that can end up on the bottom of the oven.
Just by using a baking tray while cooking, you will find that such a small change ends up making a huge difference, and you will have a much cleaner oven year-round.
We know how much of a headache it is to constantly see your oven become unclean even after frequently cleaning it. However, if you happen to heed and apply the tips we have given you throughout this article, you will have a much easier time cleaning as well as enjoying a clean and smoke-free oven year-round.
Founder of homeappliancegeek.com, avid cook, and lover of Asian food.
Signature dishes include Thai Red Curry, Chicken Saag, Bibimbap and Sushi.
Massive clean freak; a habit baked-in after spending 9 years in the catering industry.
The one appliance he couldn’t live without? Easily the dishwasher (total relationship saver!).