A Convection Oven is one of the best ways to cook and bake as it uses a fan to circulate the hot air to ensure that all the exposed parts get adequate heat which makes it quicker to cook and more efficient than a regular microwave.
However, since they have such a complex design, cleaning them is not as simple and one has to be really careful while cleaning them up. A lot of newer models come with a self-cleaning feature now which makes the cleaning process even faster and simpler but for those models which still do not have this feature, one needs to be really careful.
Here are a few different ways to clean your Convection oven:
Step 1: Use the Self-Cleaning feature
One of the easiest and simplest ways to clean a Convection oven is by using the self-cleaning feature. Just follow these steps:
- Remove the oven racks and wash them with hot water and a liquid dish soap. You need to use an abrasive sponge to scrub the dirt out of it. If it has a lot of drips and spills, then you can soak them in a dish soap solution while your oven is cleaning itself so that the dirt loosens and you can easily wipe it away later on.
- Now, program your oven to a desired temperature and time and then start the self-cleaning process. Make sure the oven door is closed when it is self-cleaning itself.
- Stay away from the room for some time as your oven will emit immense temperature which could be harmful for you. Make sure your kids stay away from it too.
- Once the process is complete, take a clean rag and wipe the dirt and food particles from inside the oven.
Step 2: Use baking soda and water
First introduced by Kitchenguyd.com in their buyer’s guide, another efficient way to clean your Convection Oven is with the help of a baking soda and water.
- Take baking soda in a bowl and add water to it gradually to make a thick paste out of it. There is no need for an exact measurement, just pour out baking soda as you seem fit and then add water to it.
- Now use a spatula or a sponge and soak it in the baking soda water paste and then smear it inside the oven. Make sure you don’t cover the heating element or the oven fan with it.
- Now let this paste sit for a few hours and do its work.
- Now use an abrasive sponge to scrub your oven insides and loosen up any stuck dirt or food particles.
- Finally, use a damp rag and wipe down the oven from the inside out.
Step 3: Use a commercial oven cleaner solution
You can also use a commercial oven cleaner to clean your oven efficiently:
- Spray the inside of the oven with the cleaner solution.
- Then let the solution stay inside for 30 minutes so that it can loosen any stuck food or dirt particles.
- Finally, wipe down the oven with the help of a clean rag and make sure you have removed all the cleaner residue from it.