August's Cleaning Tip

Dirty Microwave

If your microwave isn’t looking its best after continued use and various splattering’s of combustible food, don’t be concerned  - the oven can be cleaned for free in a few minutes. Just put a heat-proof container of water with half a lemon and its juices in the microwave on a high setting for a minute or two. Leave the mixture in the microwave with the door closed for 5 minutes for the steam to do its work, then easily wipe down the inside of your microwave. The lemon will leave your microwave and entire kitchen smelling clean and fresh!

July's Cleaning Tip

The oven must be sprayed with oven cleaner the night before to be effectively cleaned.

Make sure all sides are sprayed, the bottom is sprayed, and most important: spray the top inside of the oven. The top inside of the oven is often neglected when sprayed, please ensure this is sprayed properly to get the hard to clean upper reaches of the oven cleaned. Leave overnight.

The grills can be taken out of the oven and slipped into a large plastic garbage bag, spray down both sides of the grills with oven cleaner in the bag, close with a twist tie and leave overnight.

The next day, a damp sponge is effective in mopping up the oven cleaner and grease, keep rinsing the sponge in a bucket of warm water with a little dish soap. The grills can be rinsed off in the bathtub or the backyard preferably if you have one.

Scouring pads, ie. S.O.S. pads can then be used to clean the hard baked on areas where a lot of greasy drippings collect.

Cleaning your oven is very messy. Make sure you line your floor liberally with newspapers as the drippings will seep out of the oven door and run down the outside of the oven. Wear heavy duty rubber gloves and even a face mask covering your nose and mouth as the fumes will be strong.

If you would like us to clean your regular oven we will eyeball the damage, use a fast-acting oven spray and get to work. Even the dirtiest ovens should be able to be cleaned effectively this way.

If you have a self-cleaning oven, simply open the oven door and read the instructions. It will ask you to heat the oven to a certain temperature, for a certain time, let it cool, then wipe off the ash easily with a damp sponge. Keep rinsing the sponge in a bucket of warm water and a bit of dish soap. We can supply this service.

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