Often times, when our team here at Matic Service is visiting a home or apartment to perform oven repairs, our clients will stop us before we have a chance to open the oven door. “Don’t mind how dirty the oven is,” we’re then told, and we always say that we’re sure we’ve seen worse before.
Of course, we’re never bothered by the sight of a dirty oven, but if you want to extend the life of your oven and keep it in good working order, you should be! Cleaning your oven regularly is an important part of oven maintenance that offers numerous benefits. Although it can be a hassle, taking the time to clean your oven helps prevent a build-up of carbon and dirt, which can lead to real problems over time.
Here are three good reasons why you should make some time in your schedule for regular oven cleaning:
- Improved Performance Excess dirt and carbon can lead to clogs in the vents inside of your oven. This can cause the oven to run too hot or overwork the parts, causing them to wear out prematurely. Taking good care of your oven can actually extend its life by 30 to 40&!
- Better-tasting Food A dirty oven will often produce smoke, which can affect the flavour of your dishes. While you may like your meats to be smoked, no one wants a birthday cake that tastes like it’s come off the barbie.
- Safer Meals Studies have found that carcinogens in burned foods can increase your risk for cancer later in life, so it’s important to remove spilled food and grease that can fill the oven with fumes when you cook. In addition, all of that baked-on food is unhygienic and can introduce microbes to your kitchen.
At Matic Service, we can help to fix problems that have developed as a result of skipping oven cleaning for an extended period of time. If you’re committing yourself to adopting a new oven-cleaning regimen, have us come out and give your oven a check-up to make sure it’s in good working order.