Before Christmas begins, many Britons will be cleaning their homes ready for guests. Whether it’s vacuuming, washing bed linen or dusting, there’s plenty to be done.
One of the most important tasks Britons need to do before Christmas is clean their ovens ready for their festive dinner.
The experts said: “Cleaning your oven and racks to get them ready for Christmas Day can be a bit of a chore, but it’s important to ensure your holiday meal preparation goes smoothly.”
What you will need:
- Rubber gloves
- Baking soda
- Paper towels or dry cloth
Firstly, homeowners need to remove any removable parts of the oven.
Next, wipe away any loose debris or crumbs from the oven interior using a dry cloth or paper towel.
The experts continued: “Mix a paste of baking soda and water, making it thick enough to spread easily but not too runny. It should be about the consistency of toothpaste.”
Spread the baking soda paste over the interior surfaces of the oven making sure to avoid covering the heating elements and any openings.
Homeowners need to “pay extra attention to areas with heavy grease or food residue” as this will be harder to remove.
Once the paste is on, allow it to sit for several hours or overnight so it can remove the grease and grime.
While the paste is working its “magic”, clean the oven racks separately using white vinegar.
If ovens are not cleaned regularly, food debris, grease and grime can build up which can cause issues within the appliance itself.
A dirty oven can cause smoke, unpleasant odours and even fires.
Excess grime and grease can also affect both the quality and the flavour of food that’s cooked in the oven which could harm your health.
Baking soda can be bought from Tesco for 65p and from Poundland for £1.