Why Cleaning Your Oven is Like Dating: The Importance of Keeping Things Hot and Steamy

Stetson T. Stallworth
October 26, 2023
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Are you guilty of neglecting your oven? Don't worry, you're not alone. According to a survey conducted by the National Cleaning Institute, a shocking 67% of people only clean their oven once a year (or less). And, get this, 12% of people have never cleaned their oven. That's like going on a date with bad breath and body odor - it's just not going to end well.

But, just like with dating, cleaning your oven is essential for maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. Not only does it improve the performance of your oven and prolong its lifespan, but it also makes your food taste better. Plus, it's a great way to get rid of that burnt-on food smell that's been lingering in your kitchen.

Here are a few statistics to convince you of the importance of cleaning your oven:

1.     According to a study by the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires. Keeping your oven clean can help prevent fires by getting rid of any food or grease that could ignite.

2.     A dirty oven can use up to 50% more energy than a clean one. So, not only will you be saving yourself from a potential fire, but you'll also be saving money on your energy bill.

A dirty oven can also produce harmful toxins and carcinogens when heated. This can be harmful to your health and the health of your family.

But, don't worry, here’s a five-step guide to get your oven looking (and smelling) like new:

1.     Remove any loose food or debris from the oven by using a damp cloth or a plastic scraper.

2.     Mix a solution of equal parts baking soda and water and spread it on the inside of the oven. Let it sit for at least an hour (or overnight if you're really neglectful).

3.     Use a sponge or cloth to wipe away the baking soda solution and any grime that has been loosened.

4.     Clean the door gasket (the rubber seal around the door) and the oven window with a damp cloth.

5.     Finally, give the inside of your oven a final wipe down with a damp cloth and dry with a clean towel.

And, just like with dating, don't forget to give your oven some TLC on a regular basis. Scheduling regular cleaning sessions (once per quarter is recommended) will keep your oven in tip-top shape.

Or, you can always give us a call and we will take care of this for you! We would LOVE to give your oven some LOVE, keeping your kitchen cleaner and safer!

Call us at (702) 887-1893 to add Oven Cleaning to your service today!

Stetson T. Stallworth
October 26, 2023