Clean, ungrateful task. Even more so in the case of ovens. After preparing and giving good account of a delicious feast, it’s time to leave the oven in the same optimal state in which you found it. Depending on the type of furnace you have, it will take more or less effort. In any case, never forget to clean it, for health and safety.
Everything that starts with auto, is a good thing. It comes to mean that some type of automatism is going to take care of doing something for you. Welcome all the cars of the world, even more in the case of unappetizing tasks such as those associated with cleaning.
In the case of ovens we also find the precise automatism so that these own appliances are given a good look inside while we are engaged in other tasks more rewarding or more important and / or urgent.
The self-cleaning of ovens, as I have already commented on more than one occasion, can be found in two very different options:
Pyrolytic system: Function by which the oven launches a program of maximum power, around 500º. The self-cleaning program lasts up to a maximum of two hours , normally. If after this process, there are still remnants of your last victim, the brand will return the money, Yes, its use is recommended for a certain periodicity; about once a month or after 20-30 uses. The disadvantage of the system is that in the interim it will be your turn to go over the oven so that too many debris does not accumulate.
Aqualysis: Sometimes, after the application of a system as outstanding as sophisticated, someone lights the bulb and thinks about the simple. In this case the possibility of self-cleaning with water and a little soap, both discharged on the base of the oven , was raised a good day not so far and some good brand took it forward. The disadvantage is that it is not an intensive cleaning, in case of intensive roasts, it will not finish taking all the waste ahead.
You can ask me, and what is more recommendable, pyrolysis or aqualysis?
In this case I will tell you that the ideal would be to have both options. But as it seems that there is no (or at least I can not find) manufacturer or brand that is able to make both options compatible, I prefer the aqualysis . Expecting that not long after the best brands realize the great round advantage that would be to have the all in one …
And in the absence of the magical combination, why do I stay with the aqualysis? Because it can be used continuously , although it is not so deep, it is faster, it spends considerably less per unit use and ensures a long hygiene based on that possible continued use. If it does not end up dragging any concrete incrustation, then you put your hand in a posteriori and solved.
Water, cleaner products
The truth is that to clean the oven I’m not very fond of chemicals . I back down to think that chemical remains can stay around sheltered to be released on the food that goes after. That’s why I throw a lot of natural things: water, baking soda and lemon or vinegar.
It all depends on the type of manual cleaning you want to do:
Cleaning after use: If the roast you have prepared has been something light, I recommend you do as I do, a cloth soaked in hot water and finally impregnated with lemon will serve to leave the inside of the oven clean and with a natural aroma as a finish perfect. In case the last asado has splashed like the child of the exorcist, it’s up to you to rub a little more, but do not doubt that the hot water and the lemon, with a little more intensity in the rubbing, will end everything. Of course, I remind you that we talk about cleanings after use, not for days after use.
Periodic cleaning: For those longer cycle cleanings , there are always also natural resources that will avoid so much chemical substance in a household appliance intended to prerate foods. All you have to do is prepare a large glass or bowl with a quarter of powdered baking soda. You add water little by little and you are stirring. Until the density of the set is ideal for handling without dripping too liquid and without lumps by too solid. Spread the mixture all over the oven and forget about it. Let it sit overnight. The next day you will have to remove the filling with wet cloth, as much as you can. You clean the cloth and soak it again mixing vinegar on this occasion. You go through the whole oven again, the remains will end up coming out. Then turn on the oven 15 minutes and wing, like new.