When using the oven, contamination can occur. This can be reduced by frying in an enclosed vessel, by cooking fruit cake in the drip pan and a custom, not too high of a temperature in order to avoid dirt build up. If cleaning is still necessary, then:
- smooth surfaces,
- treat surfaces with additional silicon coating = non-sticky effect
- fold-down grill element,
- smooth oven doors (inside and / or outside), removable disks, no tools necessary,
- take out all other removable parts
The cleaning is made easier by cleaning equipment or rendered unnecessary by a self-cleaning mechanism altogether.
Put some detergent and a bit of water onto the oven floor. Heat it up to 60 ° C. The heated soapy water condenses on the cool oven walls. The soaked dirt can be removed with a sponge.
For ovens with integrated steam cooking, the dirt can be dealt with by adding steam and then the cleaning is much easier..
Support of oven sprays
This additional function is applicable when the oven cleaner manufacturer recommends an application in the heated oven interior. The oven is heated to 80 ° C, a signal sounds. Spray and allow it to act. A more effective cleaning of the oven is achieved when using sprays.
Grease filter / catalyst
When cooking, vapors is being produced in the oven, the fat, odors and suspended matter builds up. Enriched oven air is drawn by the fan and passed through the grease filter and / or catalyst.
The grease filter is made of an aluminum or stainless steel mesh (similar to a grease filter in the hood) and must be taken care of by hand or to be cleaned in the dishwasher depending on frequency of use.
The catalyst is a braid coated with platinum or consists of 100% high-sensitivity palladium. In the catalyst, the fat-containing compounds and odorless compounds with moisture are converted. However, this is only possible when the catalyst reaches its operating temperature of 180 to 220 ° C and up to about 500 ° C.
Catalytic cleaning help
Residues occurs by the catalytic coating of the inner walls and / or the oven roof of degradation of fatty dirt. The cleaning is done by special ceramics, in both cases, the surface is very rough and porous. The increased surface area causes fat splashes and vapors over a large area.
The surface embedded metal oxides (catalysts) can be combined with atmospheric oxygen and heat oxidizes fat and breaks down into water and carbon dioxide. The higher the temperature, the faster and better is the purification. The cleaning takes place during baking and frying, if temperatures higher than 200 ° C are reached.
Catalytic interior walls can be used every time or as an optional accessory (catalysis Set) for attaching or screwing of oven rear wall and ceiling. The catalytic ceramic coating (ecoClean: Bosch, Siemens, Neff) can be regenerated using special cleaning programs.
If the cleaning effect wears off, the plates must be replaced. The timing depends on the frequency of use.
The porous catalytic surface must not be treated with oven cleaner, abrasive cleaners, fixed brushes, scouring pads or steel wool saponified. Cleaning should be done with a soft cloth soaked with detergent.