Do Not Clean Your Oven Unprepared Please

Cleaning the oven is something like a love-hate necessity. You love opening the appliance after that and baking a nice old brownie in it, but you tend to dislike the process of cleaning itself. It cannot be that hard and demanding, you make yourself think. After all, there is an oven in every home and a person who at some point ends up cleaning it. But is this enough to calm you down and make you believe that everything will be alright, that you can no doubt perfect it and even prepare it for an end of tenancy cleaning inspection. Well, it may be for you. But it is in no way enough for me.

The oven cleaning is frightening. This place full of baked grease and dirt is like the hell itself. It is not something you can clean with a wet clout only or with a microfiber cloth. It requires specialty in the cleaning products and in the cleaning tools. But that is not the worst part. Not yet. Because somehow you will most probably find expert detergents, but you will still lack awareness of how to use them properly.


You will lack knowledge. You will lack techniques. Cleaners tell you that you better not clean the oven by yourself, I bet. But most probably you don’t believe them. Here are the simplest reasons better classified. And next time, please, please, don’t start with the oven cleaning if you are unprepared.

Wrong Use of the Right Products 

Let’s imagine that you did one thing right. You made a deep and appropriate prior research and you found out which cleaning products are environmentally-friendly, efficient, easy to use, and strong enough to cope with the condition of your oven. You made one more effort and bought them all and you believed you are more than ready for the cleaning. In the process, though, you misused some of the detergents – too much of one or wrong purpose of another and the oven can never be repaired again. The after tenancy cleaning inspection in the future you already just failed.

Right Use of the Wrong Detergents 

You went to the supermarket one sunny day after work and you bought a bunch of high-priced, promisingly expert and efficient cleaning products and you decided that tomorrow is the day when you will finally remove the grease from the oven. Things go wrong again, though. You know pretty well how you need to clean and what to use where, but the cleaning products are not what they are supposed to be and in the optimistic version after 5 hours, the grease is still there. A complete loss of time and energy. A worse outcome is possible, as well, when the detergents are too strong and spoil the oven’s surface. There is no way to step back and no way to repair it. The good initiative ended up catastrophically. So please, be prepared.