Maintenance Monday – using your oven

This week’s ‘Maintenance Monday’ tip is about how to properly use and clean your oven. When using your oven, do not wrap the range burner drip pans in aluminium. The aluminium can short out the terminals and conduct through the range, which can cause an electrical shock to you. Also, the aluminium can cause a fire.

When using the self clean mode on your oven, remove the wire racks from the oven prior to setting the clean mode. If wire racks are left in the oven during the self clean mode, they will turn black and will no longer slide in and out easily. It is best to clean the wire racks regularly with hot, soapy water and an oven cleaner agent such as Easy Off.