Posted on July 07, 2016 Topic(s): Cooking
Most Kelowna appliances experts agree that it’s nearly impossible to keep an oven clean indefinitely. Making a mess is inevitable. No matter your best intentions, you’re bound to experience some variation of the following:
For nearly half a century, we have relied on self-cleaning ovens to save ourselves from having to manually scrub these frequently used kitchen appliances. And for the most part, they produce excellent results and are still widely used today.
However, there is a new player you’re bound to come across when you’re shopping for new Kelowna appliances. It’s called the steam-cleaning oven, and it has a lot going for it.
But first, let’s take a closer look at the current champion…
If you bought an oven before 2012, it’s almost guaranteed to be a self-cleaner. And there’s a reason ovens of this type have reigned supreme as the kitchen appliances of choice for most households: they work.
In a nutshell, the process typically works like this:
However, there are a few things homeowners don’t like about self-cleaning ovens:
For the majority of homeowners, the tradeoff is worth it. The self-cleaning function only needs to be used periodically, so the inconvenience is minimal.
A Steamy Affair
The makers of steam-cleaning ovens attempted to address many of the objections people have with self-cleaners. Maytag spearheaded this movement with its AquaLift technology. Other companies that have followed suit include:
The system works by pouring a water (usually about two cups) onto the bottom of the oven. The liquid is heated to about 200F and, as it evaporates, it reacts with a special coating that lines the oven cavity to facilitate the removal of baked-on gunk.
Best of all, the process takes just 40 minutes (including cool-down). Once the cycle is complete, you wipe the inside of the oven with a sponge and you’re good to go. Some of the advantages people like about this process include:
If you want to keep up with other trends in the kitchen, check out our post: 2 Smart Kitchen Appliances Trends to Watch for.
Are you looking to upgrade your Kelowna appliances with the latest models that have high-end features? Come by and visit Genier’s Appliances in Vernon. One of our non-commissioned staff members will be happy to show you around our live showroom.