If you’re like most people, your oven doesn’t get cleaned nearly as often as it should. Most people probably can’t remember the last time they gave their oven a good cleaning. Cleaning your oven is a lot of work, and using your oven’s self-cleaner setting might be tempting. However, it can be a terrible and potentially dangerous thing to do. Today, we’re sharing five reasons to avoid using your oven’s self-cleaner feature. Let’s dive in!
Many ovens come with a self-cleaner feature on them. This feature can cause an oven’s temperature to spike upwards of 800 degrees. When the insides of your oven reach this temperature, it’s nearly impossible for the various foods and grease to remain.
Many people are uncomfortable with pushing their ovens to these excessive temperatures. They’ve likely heard or read horror stories from individuals who experienced damage to their oven while using this feature. Whether or not you feel safe using the feature is entirely up to you.
It’s a good idea to check the owner’s manual for your specific oven. The manufacturer may recommend a specific cleaning process or chemicals to help ensure you get it as clean as possible without causing any damage.