Burnt leftovers from baking in the oven are a common problem. No matter when you decide to clean it, it always seems to be too late to eliminate the residues easily. The residues – like grease squirts, tomato and cheese sauce, dough or pieces of fruit – keep sticking to the oven. While cleaning, if burnt particles adhere to the cloth and you wipe over again, you can notice the residues have not entirely disappeared. Cleaning requires considerable time with limited results. What is the solution?

How can you remove burnt food remains in your oven?

The countless traditional methods to efficiently remove dirt from your oven have often no effect or bring drawbacks. Household remedies promise smart and easy solutions but they don‘t necessarily eliminate the strongly baked-on residue. Self-cleaning functions are often energy-intensive and lead to important electricity costs. Chemical cleaners must be used with caution, and according to your reactions to their components, can generate more problems than solutions.

Remedies to clean your oven

Remedies promise to make our life easier while daily life is regularly demanding. We can be frequently advised to apply salt on the stains and leave this on, baking powder (possibly mixed with lemon juice) or even shaving cream as if the residues were going to disappear by themselves. Some remedies sound instantly absurd but others seem traditional and it adds to their credibility.

However, these methods generally have two weaknesses. First, they don‘t really attack the cooking deposits. Salt may clean the oven better than a wet cloth, but it remains superficial. Furthermore, these good old fashioned tips were used with different materials that we don‘t have today anymore. In the time of our ancestors, it was surely possible to use salt or yeast with a cooker in cast iron without causing damage.
Modern ovens surfaces are smooth, hermetic and resistant. Salt crystals and yeast scratch these surfaces. They become rough and the following residues will stick even more durably. It is therefore preferable to keep away from these barbaric traditional methods.

Self-cleaning ovens

Self-cleaning ovens offer low maintenance. Two methods can naturally clean the oven: catalytic self-cleaning or pyrolysis.
For a catalytic cleaning, a special coating is fitted inside the oven. Soiling, such as grease squirts, are transformed by the catalytic converters into water and carbon dioxide. This is a good idea but you have to be careful when wiping: Indeed, the coating is fragile. You can‘t use chemical cleaners or a sponge.
With pyrolysis, the oven interior is heated to 500° C. Here, the cleaning is done through the decomposition of the dirt. Nevertheless, pyrolysis remains an expensive alternative since it requires high energy consumption. According to the duration of a cleaning cycle, it can cost up to about 1 to 2 euros in energy for one single cleaning session. During pyrolysis, the kitchen also has to be well ventilated to limit the presence of combustion residues in the house.

Oven chemical cleaners

The most common cleaner used by households is scouring powder. Often, it is used for the oven but leads to various problems: This product mostly scratches the coated surfaces, making the following cleanings even more difficult.
Gel or spray cleaners for ovens are also regularly applied. They promise an easy cleaning, even in hopeless cases: Just spray the foam and the dirt is removed. Practice often shows the contrary. You sometimes need to wait a few hours before achieving a correct result.
Furthermore, spraying is only possible on horizontal surfaces. On the different oven edges, the sprayed foam does not stay long enough and cannot get the desired effect.

Harmful substances for your health

The effects of chemical cleaners are still an issue when it comes to their effects on people‘s health, in particular on the respiratory system in case of spraying as well as the consequences of residues in the oven after cleaning. In numerous sprays, different chemical components are included, like for example sodium hydroxide (nowadays less usual than a few years ago), surfactants and solvents.
These components can cause eye or skin irritations when in contact with the skin or the mucous membranes. An aerosol also releases tiny droplets in the air. When you are using this product, you are inhaling as well corrosive substances likely to cause respiratory tract and lung irritation.
Chemical cleaning products can have other adverse effects on your health and well-being. Product remains can be found in the oven and lead to detrimental effects. However, it is almost impossible to entirely remove all the product remains while deep cleansing. For example, it is extremely difficult to reach the part of the fan.

Clean your oven without any chemicals

Noel contributed to the development of cleaning techniques both by considering the environment as well as health. Cleaning your oven will become easier thanks to the Noel Mondo purification system.
With the Noel Mondo, you can finally combine the most efficient oven-cleaning methods with dry steam cleaning and vacuuming only with the power of air and water. Dry steam can remove any dirt at 147° C without releasing any harmful substance for your health.
The vacuum function sucks the steam and the deposits. You can enjoy a unique cleaning in one single use. With this cleaning result, your oven will be as good as new. This method is time-saving, chemical-free and can be used in your kitchen as well as your entire home.
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