How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Oven?

Morgan Polson
May 11, 2023
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A clean kitchen with white cabinets is pictured including a stainless steel oven.

Keeping your oven clean is important to ensure that it functions properly and safely. The frequency at which you should clean your oven depends on how often you use it and what you cook in it. Here are some reliable resources that offer guidance on how often to clean your oven:

  1. Good Housekeeping recommends cleaning your oven two to three times a year. However, if you use your oven often or cook messy dishes, you may need to clean it more frequently. This resource also provides tips for cleaning your oven with or without a self-cleaning cycle.
  2. According to Martha Stewart, you should clean your oven every three months.
  3. Real Simple recommends cleaning your oven every three to six months, or more frequently if you use it often. This resource also provides step-by-step instructions for cleaning your oven using natural ingredients like baking soda and vinegar.
  4. KitchenAid recommends cleaning your oven once every 3 months as well. We recommend checking the manual that came with your oven, but if you're not sure, we'd recommend erring on the side of more frequent cleaning than less!

RaiderMaids Pro Tip: Always remove the racks before starting a self-cleaning cycle! Racks are not made for the extreme temps that self-clean cycles often reach on modern ovens.

To ensure your oven is in good working condition, it's recommended you clean it every three to six months, depending on usage. By following the tips and instructions from these reliable resources, you can keep your oven clean and functioning properly. Would you rather spend your time doing anything BUT cleaning your oven? Give RaiderMaids a call, we'd love to clean your oven for you!

Morgan Polson
May 11, 2023