Frequent cooking such as baking, roasting and food spills can build up grease and charred food into your stove, oven or microwave. Charred food when accumulated turn into carbon, the reason why there is a strong burning smell when cooking and eventually can taint your food which can be harmful to your health. Cleaning your cooking appliances regularly using the green cleaning solution of baking soda and water, instead of the harsh commercial oven cleaner chemicals is best recommended.
Here are tips on how to clean your cooking appliances:
- Remove the oven grills and burners on the stovetop and wash in soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and drip dry.
- Clean the stovetop, interior and exterior walls of the oven using the water and baking soda solution to remove cooked-on food spatters and scatters.
- Unclog burner holes using an old toothbrush.
- Clean under and behind the cooking range too.
- For convection oven, read manual and follow instructions carefully if it has a self-clean feature. Be aware that the self-clean feature increases the temperature so make sure to wipe out excess oil and grease first before turning it on to avoid flame or fire.