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Tips And Techniques
May, 2013
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Nicola Bertazzoni

Oven cleaning

Many last generation Bertazzoni ovens have a pyrolytic self-cleaning function. It is therefore extremely easy to keep the oven in perfect conditions of hygiene and cleanliness. 

The special coating makes it possible for the oven to reach a very high temperature, removing dirt and food scraps. It is a perfectly ecological system, which does not require the use of detergents, but is based on high-temperature cleaning and sterilising. A thorough cleaning of the oven, in Bertazzoni most recent series, is also made possible by the removable inner glass. This operation is to be performed with a soft, damp cloth, when the oven is cold, taking care not to use abrasive products. Use neither an abrasive sponge nor steel wool, nor products containing chlorine, such as bleach, when cleaning the stainless steel oven cavity and wire grids. Use only neutral detergents and lukewarm water, or even a mild grease remover. The best cleaning products contain ammonia. After using the oven, take care not to let any solid or liquid residues deposit, because the steel may become permanently stained. It is adviseable to clean the oven after each use, especially after cooking a roast or after using the grill. Once heated, the dirt would burn and stick, so it would become very difficult to remove it. Before cleaning the oven, it is essential to remember disconnecting power to your range and turning your gas valve off. If the oven is not too dirty, clean it when it is still warm with a solution of hot water and detergent and leave it open to dry. Polish up the oven coating and the wire parts with a cloth.
If the dirt is particularly resistant, put a baking tray or pan on the bottom of the oven and fill it with water, then let it evaporate to soften the dirt. Proceed to remove the dirt as shown above. Never use steam cleaners or high pressure water cleaners.