Your oven is the hub of your kitchen– especially at dinner time! But are you getting the most out of this crucial appliance? While you certainly can just set a temperature, throw in your dish, and take it out when the timer beeps – there might be more you could be doing. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your oven.
Use The Broiler Feature
When was the last time you used the broiler feature? The broiler may be the most underrated feature of your oven. While it is amazingly helpful for melting cheese, giving chicken a nice char, or even roasting peppers – it can do much more. For instance, did you know you could use your broiler to reduce preheating time? Instead of waiting ten minutes for your oven to preheat, crank on the broiler to high. After about three minutes, turn it off and set your oven to the desired temperature. It should be preheated already!
Keep Your Oven Clean
A dirty oven could prevent it from heating properly. After months of caked-on food debris, your oven could be working harder than it needs to in order to heat up. Clean your oven every couple of months using its self-cleaning function. Be sure to leave your windows open to avoid fumes. You can also make a DIY oven cleaner using baking soda and vinegar. Simply make a paste with equal parts vinegar and baking soda to coat the entire inside of your oven. Leave the homemade cleaning solution on overnight, then wipe it clean with a damp sponge in the morning.
You can also ensure your oven has a long life by repairing it at the first sign of a problem. Give the experts at Express Appliance Service a call today for all your appliance needs.