Rosedale Service, an appliance maintenance company in Chadds Ford, is the best reference you can find to help you repair your damaged appliances in Pennsylvania. Moreover, we can give you tips on how to keep them for a long time. Preventive maintenance is the solution to keep your appliances for many years. As an oven is a valuable appliance that is used every day, it should be cared for in an appropriate manner.


Below is a list of useful tips to lengthen your oven’s duration. Note that some advice may not be applicable to your personal appliance.


  1. Broiler Pan

Most ovens come with a broiler pan. Clean it regularly with a non-abrasive sponge, using a circular motion. This technique will ensure efficient cleaning without damaging the porcelain-coated steel.


  1. Control Panel

The control panel is usually made of steel, a removable knob and a digital glass. When you want to clean it, remove the knob and sink it in soapy water. In the meantime, you can clean the control panel with a wet cloth. You should never spray the cleaning product directly on the digital glass as it can get into it. Doing so may result in damaging the control panel.


  1. Glass Cooktop and Window

Always clean the glass cooktop and windows when your oven is not hot. You will avoid the cleaning product sticking to the glass and windows. You can use a glass cleaner for regular cleaning and use cooktop surface cleaner for heavy duty cleaning. You can gently scratch the glass cooktop and windows with a metallic blade to remove baked debris.


  1. Burner Drip Pans (Bowls)

If you have a conventional oven with burners, you will need to clean the burner drip pans. While cooking, food might fall down in the bowl and stick to it. Burners can be easily removed to access the bowl. Soak the bowl in hot soapy water. If they are too dirty and you are not able to remove the burned stain, you will have to buy a new burner drip pan.


  1. Light Bulbs

If the oven light is out, you can easily change it. Do so by simply removing the plastic cover protector.


  1. Main Oven

You should clean your oven every time you cook messy food or if there is a leak while cooking a meal. Otherwise, cleaning your oven every 3 months is enough. If you don’t have a self-cleaning option on your oven, you can purchase an oven cleaner and follow the cleaning instruction on the package. If you do have a self-cleaning oven, remove the racks before you start cleaning. Self-cleaning will warm your house and will generate a bad smell. Open nearby windows to allow air flow. While the self-cleaning is running, soak the oven racks in hot water mixed with baking soda and dishwashing liquid.


Using the tips mentioned above will help to maintain the good condition of your oven. Should you notice that your oven is not performing normally, contact one of our certified appliance technicians in Chadds Ford today to book an appointment, as Rosedale Service offers prompt and professional home service for any appliance issue.