Oven buying guide
Knowing where to start isn’t always easy, when you’re looking to buy a new oven. Think about how you use your oven on a daily basis; consider size, features and energy efficiency, as well as maintenance and installation.
Features to look out for
Ovens offer a wide array of features, from making them easy to clean or offering a wide range of cooking options, understanding the benefits of these optional extras will ensure you get the best appliance for your needs.
Installing an oven
When fitting a built-in oven, you need to hire an accredited professional. Electric ovens should only be installed by a qualified electrician.
Cleaning an Oven
Once your oven is cool enough to clean, give the interior and exterior a wipe down with a cloth soaked in hot water and mild detergent
Alternatively, use a dedicated oven cleaning product
Avoid using any abrasive tools that could damage the surface
If your oven features a self-cleaning mode, like pyrolytic cleaning, you should use this function regularly to prevent the build-up of tough stains
To clean the outside of your oven, simply wipe it down with a cloth and a mild detergent or soapy water, and pat dry with a towel
Grease can accumulate around the handle, due to the hot air being released from inside, so take extra care to keep it clean
Remove and soak your oven accessories – like the wire rack – in warm soapy water for up to 30 minutes before washing