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Avoid These Oven Cleaning Mistakes for Better Performance


Person in blue glove cleaning an oven

At Ateliers G Paquette, we understand how important it is to have a properly functioning electric oven for your cooking needs. However, it's crucial to keep in mind that incorrect cleaning methods can cause damage to your oven and even lead to safety hazards. To ensure that your appliance lasts long and avoids expensive repairs, we've compiled a list of common mistakes to avoid when cleaning your electric oven:


1. Using Abrasive or Corrosive Chemicals

Stubborn stains in your oven can be quite frustrating, but using powerful cleaning products may not always be the best solution. These harsh chemicals can cause damage to the interior coating of your oven, making it more susceptible to scratches and rust. For a safer and more effective solution, it is better to use gentle, oven-specific cleaners.


Alternatively: you can mix baking soda and water to create a potent cleaning agent that works wonders in removing tough stains.


2. Attempting to Clean a Hot Oven

Impatience may lead you to want to clean your oven right after cooking. However, attempting to clean a hot oven can be dangerous, as there is a risk of burns, and it can also make cleaning more difficult. Grease and cooked-on food can harden further on a hot surface.


Instead: it's best to wait for your oven to cool down completely before cleaning it. This will allow you to work safely and achieve better cleaning results.


3. Heating Elements

Over time, the heating elements located at the top and bottom of your oven can accumulate food residues, which can negatively impact the even distribution of heat throughout the oven and result in uneven cooking. It is essential to clean the heating elements regularly; however, they are fragile and can easily become damaged.


Therefore: it is important to handle them with care. You can clean the heating elements by wiping them with a soft and dry cloth once the oven has cooled down. Avoid using water or chemicals on the heating elements, as this may cause damage to them.


4. Attempting DIY Electrical Repairs

If your oven does not function correctly after cleaning, resist the urge to attempt DIY repairs. Electrical issues can be complicated and dangerous for untrained individuals to handle.


Instead: we recommend that you contact Ateliers G Paquette in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Our qualified technicians have the expertise to diagnose and safely repair any electrical issues related to your oven.


It is important to seek the help of a professional for the repair of your electric oven in the following situations:


  • Your oven doesn't heat up at all.

  • The interior light of the oven is not working.

  • Smoke or unusual odours emanate from the oven.

  • You hear strange noises when the oven is in operation.

  • The oven's power cord is damaged.


Our technicians at Ateliers G Paquette possess the expertise and ample experience to diagnose and repair any issues with your electric oven with utmost safety. They are equipped with all the necessary tools and spare parts to ensure top-notch repairs. Do not hesitate to contact us today for any electric oven repair needs.

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