Get your oven prepared for the season
With the recent revival in home-baking, partly due to programmes such as 'The Great British Bake Off' and Lorraine Pascal's 'Baking Made Easy', companies including John Lewis and Lakeland have seen demand for many of their baking products soar. Over the past 2 and half years, bakeware sales have more than doubled, with John Lewis reporting a staggering 300%+ increase in people buying cupcake cases and a 40% rise in mixing bowl sales!
Experts reveal that the quality of your cooking is affected by the cleanliness of your oven, so for those that are part of this latest baking phenomenon, it is vital your oven is in top condition to ensure the best results.
Apple pies and casseroles are the perfect seasonal dish, but after 'neglecting' ovens over the summer, perhaps in favour of the barbecue, it may be that your oven is looking a little worse for wear.
Ovenclean, the UK's original oven cleaning specialists confirm that burnt on food deposits in ovens not only create hygiene problems but can also detract from the quality of cooking. Food particles stuck to the grill become charred, and research shows that charred food may contain cancer-causing agents. Bacteria can also grow on those food particles; therefore it is imperative that ovens are properly cleaned.
Robin Auld, Marketing Director for Ovenclean, says: "Over the winter months there is nothing like a bit of home baking using the very best local seasonal produce.
"It is also the time of year when friends and family gather together to enjoy the festivities such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course Christmas. Cleaning ovens is a job that nobody likes to do. But to ensure the high quality of your cooking and to save the embarrassment of family and friends seeing your dirty oven, then a professional oven clean is the answer.
"The system that Ovenclean uses is 100 per cent caustic free and ensures a safe, hygienic and fume-free environment meaning appliances are safe to use as soon as the cleaning job is complete.
"Ovenclean can remove grease, fat and burnt on carbon deposits in around two hours from ovens, hobs, microwaves, BBQs and Agas."