It’s Thanksgiving week
Are you hosting dinner? Even if you’re not this is a good time to take care of your oven. As much as we would like to believe it,(No -) a dirty oven is not built in seasoning.
A dirty oven can be a fire hazard. Food and grease burnt to the inside of an oven will continue to burn changing the taste of food. Think about it, food and grease smoldering in the oven produces a burnt food smoke which unlike a BBQ smoke is not tasty.
A clean oven saves money – Food build up can lead to damage in the oven and reduces the efficiency as well.
Another issue caused by a dirty oven, food is less likely to cook evenly.
What to do? A few suggestions from P.o.P. –
- Self-cleaning setting –
- If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning setting
- Try one of the many great oven cleaning products
- Clean green with baking soda.
- Remove the baking racks and soak in a deep sink or bathtub. Make a paste with baking soda and water, coat the inside of the oven with the paste and let sit overnight. The next day wipe out as much of the paste as possible then spray with vinegar. This will create a foamy reaction. Wipe away the goop for a clean oven.
Whatever your preference delicious food starts with a clean oven.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours