Why professional oven cleaning is a better idea than self-cleaning

People often regard professional oven cleaning as an extravagant expenditure, so they consider self-cleaning their ovens instead. Self cleaning might seem handy by reducing appliance maintenance costs, but it can actually be quite hazardous to your health. You may not be aware that self-cleaning can contribute to respiratory issues and can potentially cause damage to the internal components of your oven. Here is how self-cleaning oven feature might be doing more harm than good:

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The self-cleaning process can cause the inside of your oven to get extremely hot. When leftover food is spilt and heated up at very high temperatures, the danger of carbon monoxide increases. CO (Carbon Monoxide) is a hard-to-detect gas that is toxic to humans and animals. To avoid this CO buildup, one should clean the oven without heating up the charred food. To reduce the amount of CO produced during cleaning, your oven cleaners can use the certain methods to minimise these emissions.

Cleaning Products and Tools

Off-the-shelf cleaning products can sometimes be toxic and won’t get into all the nooks and crannies of your oven. Professional oven cleaners use safe, non-toxic cleaning products, and have all the necessary tools to dismantle your oven’s components to ensure a deep clean. A deep-cleaned oven heats up quicker thus saving you both time and money on your energy bill.

No risk of damaging internal components

Sometimes self cleaning can cause damage to your control panels, which are very costly and time-consuming to repair. Choosing a professional cleaning will ensure peace of mind.

The Oven Repair Express specialists use a professional cleaning system that is safe for your oven and its surroundings. We aim to complete work with minimal disturbance and we pride ourselves in our professionalism and quality service. Please phone for more information.

How can I prevent my oven from overheating?

Most modern electric appliances have made a name for themselves with high-end, innovative technology. Modern kitchen appliances, especially ovens will unfortunately fail occasionally. The most common problems with ovens are intermittent issues with overheating. There is also a risk of oven components becoming damaged and then causing faults. Several factors result in overheating problems, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons.

Why is it overheating?

  • Thermostat – This is responsible for regulating the temperature of your oven by maintaining the desired temperature, it turns the heating off & triggers it back when the temperature drops below the desired range. In case the thermostat fails, it senses the temperature incorrectly and hence failing to trigger the temperature on/off response.
  • Heating Element – The heating element turns on when triggered by the thermostat. If it doesn’t receive the signal to stop heating, the oven can overheat.
  • Temperature Sensor – If the sensor fails to sense the temperature, your oven can overheat.
  • Oven fans – A failing oven fan can cause hot spots in the oven that burn and overcook food.

How can you prevent it?

Monitor the ovens effectiveness
Most of people don’t pay attention to their kitchen appliances and that’s understandable considering how busy our lives are. You should know how long it is taking to heat the oven to desired temperature and how quickly it cools after baking. If you keep monitoring this issue, you may just prevent some oven faults.

Find the right oven repair expert

If your oven is overheating and you don’t want for it to fail completely, call an experienced oven repair expert now. An expert is well-versed in all oven heating issues, and will have experience of all major brands. In an ideal world, look for a ‘no-fix, no-fee’ company, but these are very hard to find!