There are important things you need to do to your oven before first use. In this article, we will talk about them, and answer some questions you may have concerning your oven.
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Do You Have To Clean An Oven Before First Use?
Yes, you should. Even though the oven is new, there is most likely dirt that has accumulated in it for a while. So, cleaning your oven before first use is something you should do to ensure safety. To clean an oven, follow these steps…
Step 1: Pour some baking soda into a bowl.
Step 2: Add some water to the baking soda till it forms a paste.
Step 3: Open the oven door.
Step 4: Apply the paste to the whole oven interior and leave to sit for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: After 15 minutes, scrub the oven interior with a soft sponge.
Step 6: Wipe the oven with paper towels.
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Can I Use My New Oven Right Away?
No, you shouldn’t. You need to clean and “burn in” your oven before first use. Look at the section above this one to learn how to clean an oven. To burn in an oven, all you need to do is turn it on and set it to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave the oven to run for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Click here to learn more about “burning in” an oven.
Should You Self Clean An Oven Before First Use?
As much as possible, avoid using the self clean feature in your oven. During the self clean cycle, dangerous fumes are emitted from the oven. Also, using the self clean feature could damage some components in your oven. Instead, clean it with dishwashing soap and water. Also make sure to “burn in” your oven before first use.
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