Self Cleaning Ovens
How do self cleaning ovens work?
Pyrolytic ovens are the most common type of self cleaning oven available. When you run a pyrolytic cleaning cycle, the oven will lock off the door & heat up to approximately 500 degrees Celsius for around 90 minutes. During the cycle any burnt on food residues on the oven walls will be incinerated leaving the oven sparklingly clean. All that will be left in the oven is a thin layer of ash that you can quickly & easily remove with a damp sponge or dustpan & brush.
How much extra do they cost?
Pyrolytic ovens cost between 25% – 55% more than a standard oven.
Are they worth paying extra for?
Yes – saves you a lot of time & effort. Spending several hours on your hands & knees manually cleaning the oven is definitely one of the worst jobs in the house. It’s so much easier to press a button & let the oven’s pyrolytic self cleaning function do all the hard work for you.
Yes – kinder to the environment. Unlike manual cleaning that relies on chemicals to clean, pyrolytic ovens require no chemicals so are kinder to the environment.
Yes – the cost per clean is pence rather than pounds.
It’s a common belief that pyrolytic ovens are big energy users. The electricity cost of running a self cleaning cycle is literately pennies. In contrast, the cost of cleaning an oven by hand is around £1.50 each time due to the need to buy gloves & chemicals.
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