Cooking Guides

How to Clean your Oven

Cleaning your oven is a great way of keeping your appliance looking its best and helping it to last longer. Some people prefer to get their ovens cleaned professionally, but cleaning your oven by yourself is a completely easy and hassle-free process. If you enjoy a bit of DIY, we’ve put together this handy how-to guide to help you learn how to clean your oven at home.


General Cleaning Tips

Here are a few general oven-cleaning tips you should know about before you get started:

  1. Before you begin cleaning, disconnect your oven from the mains supply
  2. If you’ve recently used your oven, make sure you allow enough time for it to cool down before cleaning
  3. If your oven comes with catalytic liners, you won’t need to clean them as they are cleaned automatically once your oven reaches 200°C
  4. After each use, it is good practice to thoroughly clean your oven with warm water, washing up liquid, and a soft cloth or sponge
  5. Note: If your oven has catalytic side and back walls, you don’t need to clean these, thanks to their porous surface which attracts and burns the oil off.

Cleaning the Side Racks

Quite a few models from our range of ovens come with removable side rack supports, which are specially designed to be easily removed, for a hassle-free cleaning experience. Watch the video above to see how to clean the side racks. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Remove the side racks by pulling the front section outwards
  2. The front section will pop out, remove the rack by pulling it towards you
  3. Clean using warm water, washing up liquid, and a soft cloth or sponge

SimplySteam™ Cleaning

Some of our ovens come with SimplySteam™ cleaning technology, which is a great way of hygienically cleaning your oven without needing to scrub the inside with harsh cleaning chemicals. Watch the video above to see how to use this handy cleaning feature. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Remove all the accessories from your oven 
  2. Fill a metal container, like a roasting tin, with 400mL of water
  3. Place the water-filled container at the bottom of the oven 
  4. Set the oven to its steam cleaning mode, and run at 200°C for 25 minutes
  5. Open the door and wipe the inner surfaces with a damp sponge or cloth, using warm water and washing up liquid. Note: Ensure you’re wearing protective clothing and gloves to prevent any accidents or injuries.
  6. Wipe over with a dry cloth once cleaned

Cleaning the Control Panel

Next, you’ll need to clean your oven’s control panel. This is a quick and simple process which you can do quite regularly to keep your oven looking its best. Watch the video above to see how to clean your oven’s control panel. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Clean your control panels and buttons using a damp cloth
  2. Wipe dry with a clean and dry cloth
  3. Note: Do not attempt to remove the control buttons as this may damage your appliance.

Cleaning the Exterior Oven Door

After you’ve cleaned the control panel, the outside of your oven door will need to be cleaned. Watch the video above to see how to clean the outside of your oven door. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Use warm water and washing up liquid to clean with a soft cloth or sponge
  2. Wipe over with a dry cloth once cleaned

Cleaning your Oven Door by Removing the Door Inner Glass

Our range of built-in ovens and cookers allows you to clean your door easily, by simply removing its inner glass. Depending on the type of oven you have, the door could have either two, three, or four pieces of glass in the door. Watch the video above to see how to remove and clean the door inner glass. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Open the oven door so that it is at an angle
  2. Locate the plinth at the top of the door and lift it up and away from the door to remove it
  3. Once you’ve removed the plinth, you’ll be able to see how many individual pieces of glass there are
  4. Lift the individual pieces of glass away, one by one for cleaning. Note: When replacing the pieces of glass, ensure they are placed back in the same order that they were removed. When replacing the last piece of glass, ensure the side of the glass with the shiny finish is facing towards the oven.
  5. Once all pieces of glass have been cleaned the way you like and re-fitted, place the plinth back on top to hold the pieces of glass in place

Cleaning your Oven Door by Removing the Oven Door

Our range of built-in ovens and cookers also comes with the option of easily removing the oven door, so that you can clean it. Watch the video above to see how to remove your oven door and clean it. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Locate the 2 hinges at the base of the oven door, one on each side of the base of the door
  2. Alongside each hinge, there is a small clip bracket which needs to be pushed away from yourself in order to release the door from the rest of the oven
  3. The clip may be stiff, so if necessary, use a flat head screwdriver
  4. Once both brackets have been pushed towards the oven, raise the door up to the level where it naturally stops then, lift the door upwards.
  5. Clean using warm water, washing up liquid, and a soft cloth or sponge
  6. Replace the door back in its position

If you have any questions regarding these steps, please feel free to contact our customer service team, with the model and serial number of your built-in oven or cooker. They will be happy to assist you.

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