Oven CleaningHow Often Should You Clean Your Oven
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Oven cleaning is a necessary but tedious task. It involves scrubbing, wiping, mumbling curses under your nose and trying to get rid of that last bit of oven cleaner residue all the way at the back. And when it comes to detergents and cleaning products, they often carry a stigma that they are extremely toxic and do more harm than good. Is that really true?
So, if you:
Then keep reading! This article will answer your questions.
Most commercially sold oven cleaners contain chemicals that help break down and clean grease and dirt build-ups inside your stove. They often have a health hazard warning and it clearly says on the label that you should handle them carefully. So what do such cleaning products actually contain?
Just like any product containing chemicals, oven cleaners should be handled with caution. Fumes may be toxic, but they are mostly caustic. In order for them to cause damage, they have to be in direct contact with your skin. Once you wipe the detergent with warm water and a sponge, it’s gone along with any harmful effect it may have.
Completely rinse off the oven cleaner from every corner and part of your stove. This way you’ll avoid any potential food poisoning or fumes when you turn on the oven.
If you think that there’s oven cleaner residue left on your stove, you can easily remove it. All you have to do is:
Sometimes when you decide to clean the oven and you spray the detergent, you might leave it on too long and it dries up. In this case, it can be hard to remove the oven cleaner residue with water only so it’s better to “re-activate” it.
Leaving oven cleaner residue in your oven can have some negative consequences. First of all, the remaining cleaning products can cause an unpleasant smell when the oven is heated. It can be particularly noticeable when you cook food, as it can absorb the fumes, and they will change its taste and smell.
In addition to the unpleasant odours, the oven cleaner residue can also cause smoke when the oven is heated, and some products contain chemicals that can release potentially toxic fumes. If the oven cleaner isn’t completely removed, the heat can cause the chemical to react to the metal of your oven, resulting in a splotchy, uneven surface. This can be difficult to remove and can result in permanent damage to your oven. Therefore, it’s crucial to thoroughly rinse and wipe down the oven after using any cleaning product and make sure the residue is cleaned up.
Oven cleaner poisoning is actually pretty common but fatal cases are a rarity. It occurs due to lack of attention, not using gloves and mask when cleaning or simply by a mistake.
The symptoms include:
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