Friday Fun: Know How – When to Clean Your Cooking Appliance

  • Clean your oven and range burners often. Baked-on messes can increase energy use and shorten the life of the burners.
  • Have your natural gas stove inspected by a professional every two years. If the burner flames appear more yellow than blue, have it checked immediately.
  • Replace the heating elements on electric ranges and ovens every 10 years.
  • For self-clean ovens, use your oven’s self-cleaning feature immediately after cooking, while the oven is still hot. This will reduce a lengthy warm-up time.