Oven, be it in the form of a microwave convection oven or a complete range of oven with a gas stove, it is an essential kitchen appliance that can be easily found in the majority of homes. It becomes all the more important to take proper care and maintain the oven properly. With all the cooking and baking, the oven gets greasy and food particles are dropped, making it dirty with time. Here are and easy to follow ways to keep your oven working well for a longer period of time.
Keep it Clean: The best way to enhance the life of not just an oven but any appliance is to keep it clean. A clean oven is not just good for better maintenance but for your own food hygiene as well because eating food cooked in an unclean oven is really hygienic and can make you fall sick. So, try various DIY cleaning methods using lemon, baking soda, vinegar or bleach to keep your oven in an efficient way.
Limited Switching On and Off: Second important way to keep your oven working well for a longer period of time is limiting your switching it on and off. It is quite similar to the way we try to limit switching on and off our car engines because the heating elements tend to get damaged by frequent on and off of the engine. Similarly, try to limit yourself when it comes to turn on and off of an oven to prolong its life.
Regularly Test it: Another great way of maintaining your oven is that you make a habit of testing it on a regular basis. Especially people who don’t use ovens on a regular basis must check it and test it after a regular interval of time to see if it is properly functioning or not. For this, you can try cooking a regular meal using a cooking mix and see if it is cooking it properly or not.
Check the Door Seal: Another easy way to keep your oven working well and to maintain it for a longer period of time is by checking its door seal. Do regularly check for any breakage or leakages in the door seal that may prevent the heat to retain in the oven during the cooking processes. Checking door seal of the oven is also important because otherwise using an oven with a damaged seal can waste a lot of time, electricity and time while cooking in it.
Check the Moisture: Lastly, be alert any detect if there is any presence of moisture on the outer side of the oven door. Slightest presence of moisture means that the door gasket is faulty and the cooking temperature is not well maintained inside the oven and using the oven in such a condition can further damage it, so make sure to get it repaired and checked at the earliest if such a problem persists.