How to Deep Clean Your Steam Oven

If you have a steam oven or consider buying one, you might be wondering how you can deep clean your steam oven.

Here is a quick guide.

  • Take out pans, racks, and probes from the oven.
  • To loosen and soften dirt, run a steam cycle.
  • Use a damp cloth to clean the area around the door seal and gasket, as well as the control panel. Be sure to wipe down the inside of the door as well.
  • Use your preferred cleaning product; cleaners that work well on warm surfaces like an oven are best. Apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and wipe down all surfaces of the interior of the oven, including the door liner, glass window, and racks. For stubborn stains, you may need to let the cleaner sit for a few minutes before wiping it away.
  • Make sure to clean the steam oven’s top! The top of the oven can be easily cleaned by wiping it down with a damp cloth after each use. If there is built-up grease or grime, you can use a stovetop cleaner or all-purpose cleaner and scrub with a nonabrasive sponge or brush until it is removed. Be sure to rinse away any cleaner residue with water before using your steam oven again.
  • Let the cleaner do its job! Once you have applied your chosen cleaning product to all surfaces inside your steam oven, close the door and let it work its magic! Depending on how dirty your oven is, you may need to let it run through one or more cycles before all traces of dirt and grime are gone

Let’s get into the details.

What is the best cleaner to use on a steam oven?

There are a few different ways that you can clean your steam oven, but using vinegar is probably the best option. Not only is it a non-toxic cleaner, but it’s also very effective at getting rid of tough stains and residue. Plus, it is very inexpensive!

To use vinegar to clean your steam oven, simply heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and then add a cup of distilled white vinegar to a bowl. Place the bowl in the oven and let it sit for about 30 minutes. The steam will help loosen any dirt or grime that’s built up on the walls and surfaces of the oven.

After 30 minutes, remove the bowl from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then, using gloves or a cloth, wipe down all of the surfaces in the oven, including the door seal. Be sure to rinse everything off thoroughly with water before using the oven again.

How do you clean the top of the steam oven?

Assuming that you have already turned off and unplugged your steam oven, the first thing you will need to do is remove the top grille. To do this, simply lift it up and out. Once the grille is removed, you will be able to see the top of the steam oven.

Use a damp cloth to wipe down the top of the steam oven, being sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies. If there is any built-up grease or food residue, you may need to use a mild cleaning solution and a scrub brush to remove it.

Once you have cleaned the top of the steam oven, replace the grille and plug it back in.

How many cycles does the oven need to run before it is clean?

A dirty steam oven can take as long as three to four hours to clean. After the cleaning cycle is complete, let the oven cool. You won’t have to open it until it reaches normal baking temperatures. Use a damp towel to clean away any ash residue.

Author: Scott Sanders


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