• Howard Gallagher

Oven Maintenance Tips


Everyone loves a home cooked meal. Your oven and range makes that possible. Without proper maintenance they can break down . Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs. Whether you have a gas oven or an electric oven, Global Home Protection has the following protocol to keep your unit working for years to come.

Gas vs Electric


Both types of oven can allow efficient cooking. If you want a stove or oven with a long life, gas is the way to go. Gas stovetops are also preferred by restaurants because they heat faster and more evenly than electric. This allows for standardized cooking. Gas ovens use less energy than electric ovens. However gas ovens require more ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Electric stovetops are easier to clean since newer models have smooth tops with no coil burners. Gas ovens require special attention in terms of cleaning the coal grates.

Cleaning the hood filter


You need to right tools to get started. Hot water , nonabrasive scrubber,baking soda, dishwashing soap and gloves. Remove the filters from the hood. Your oven range hood filter is a metal grill that attaches to the bottom of your range hood. You may need to remove it from the underside of your range hood with a screwdriver, or it may slide or pop off.Fill your sink with boiling water. The hotter the water the easier grim and grease slips off the filter. Pour in baking soda and dish soap. Mix the water with a brush. Dump the dirty filters into the solution. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes. Once the water has cooled down start scrubbing the filters. Rinse,dry and repeat . Cleaning the filters once every 4 months is a good maintenance strategy.


Inspect Your Gas Line

Every time you purchase a new oven, you should always update your gas line. This is to prevent a gas leak down the line.


Always Unplug Your Oven Before Cleaning

Keep in mind when you do a deep cleaning on your unit , there is an electrical risk. This applies to both gas and electric ovens. They both have electrical components. If you keep your unit connected to the power source, you put yourself up to unnecessary risk. You should keep your oven as clean as possible . Remove the cooktop knobs while cleaning. This is prevent cleaning liquid from wrecking havoc on your oven’ s electrical system.

Calibration


The temperature of your oven may not always be consistent . The internal temperature and the setting you put the oven on should match. If there is any difference then you may have an issue. Depending on your unit you can calibrate it yourself. Get a thermometer place it in the middle of your oven. Turn the unit to 350 F. Record the temperature every 20 minutes for at least 4 times. Now calculate your oven’s average temperature by adding all those numbers and dividing that number by 4. If you got a number between 325F to 372 F then your oven is calibrated correctly.

Level Your Oven


It is a small task that can a huge impact on your cooking. If you ever cooked a pie or cheesecake then you know if there is any incline it will negatively affect your cooking.Grab a carpenter’s level and lay it across the top of the oven—first across the width, then from front to back. If the oven isn’t level in either direction, pull it away from the wall and adjust the height.

Oven Coverage


Your oven can break down and require a specialized technician to diagnose and repair it. What could go wrong you may ask? A broken burner, bad switch, igniter issues, and uneven temperatures . On average home owners pay $200- $ 500 dollars to repair their ovens. However a home warranty plan you will just have to pay a small deductible fee for any repair or replacements. A global home protection home warranty plan can give you the protection you need. Our plans include oven and range coverage.

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