- How to use oven steam self-cleaning function
- Ovens with a steam self-cleaning function
Important: Completely cool down the oven before starting the program. If the oven is hot, the steam doesn’t work so quickly.
Steam cleaning regularly is a great way to keep up to date with the maintenance of the inside of your oven as it helps lift food splatters from the oven's surface.
Turning on the steam self-cleaning function:
1. Turn the oven on
2. Select the menu
3. Select cleaning
4. Select steam or steam plus (steam plus will be more intensive)
5. Follow the instructions on your display
- Take everything out of the oven cavity including side racks
- Fill water reservoir
- Spray oven cleaner in the cavity (the longer you can leave this to soak on the better)
6. Once you’ve followed the instructions the oven will begin steam cleaning
7, Listen out for the oven beeping at you as you may need to top up the reservoir again
8. The oven will also admit an audio sound to say the programme has finished
9. Dry the cavity and put everything back in
10. Polish the door with a window cleaning agent
Steam cleaning process step by step:
- After 2 minutes steam starts to appear on the inside of the oven door.
- After 5 minutes it becomes difficult to see the inside of the oven compartment. Water droplets run down the inside of the oven door.
- After 7 minutes the steam slowly begins to disappear. The inside of the oven compartment becomes much more visible.
- From the 7th minute until the end, the steam continues to disappear.
- There is moisture in the oven compartment when the program ends after 15 minutes.
Energy-saving tips when using your oven and hob
With energy prices soaring, it’s never been a better time to rethink how you use the appliances in your home to save energy and money. Besides helping your household budget, it will also benefit the planet, reducing CO2 emissions. Here are some helpful tips on how to reduce energy when using your oven and hob
- Don’t open the oven to check the cooking process. You will lose heat and humidity and the food will take longer to cook, consuming more energy
- Cook at a lower temperature. It might take longer, but reduces energy consumption by 20% and gives you better food taste and quality
- Take unused accessories out of the oven when cooking – they just consume more energy
- Put your saucepans in the centre of the cooking zone before turning it on. Put the smallest cookware on the smaller zones
- When possible, finish cooking on the hob with the residual heat
See other helpful tips to save energy and money