Today’s busy homeowners balance a lot of things on their hands: working, laundry, looking after kids, pets, or plants, running errands, cleaning, and cooking. More innovative solutions are now available in the current kitchen appliance market, modern gas ovens being a game changer.
A new gas oven is an investment that will give you a great return on your investment for years to come if you take good care of it. A very convenient invention, to say the least, with shorter pre-heating and cooling down times, you can save both money and energy by using a gas oven as your primary cooking device at home. It is also a good asset for food or commercial establishments, contributing to faster turnaround of cooking and other heavy duty functions.
You’ve chosen practicality and functionality by investing in a new gas oven. This article will look at the advantages of owning your own gas oven and tips on how to make the most of it.
Installing a new gas oven
If you’re thinking of DIY-ing the installation of your new oven, you might want to reconsider unless you have done technical repairs or have professional trades qualifications. Get your gas oven installation done by a professional to ensure safety and accuracy of the fitting. You will need a licensed gas fitting plumber to install your gas oven. We understand that you have just purchased a new gas oven, which could be on the pricier side of things and you might opt to do the installation by yourself, however we would advise to consult a professional, as it requires you to play with gas fittings.
Accidents can and do happen—especially considering that we’re dealing with gas here, think of it as one of the costs involved in getting a new oven. When installed incorrectly, gas leaks can occur leading to potentially very dangerous situations including fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions. By hiring a gas fitter you ensure that the fitting is done correctly the first time, and you’ll also ensure that your brand new addition is kept safe under warranty. You will also get the chance to also ask questions on how to properly maintain your new gas oven.
If you are adding an additional gas line for this new oven, you may require a permit. This regulation is in place to minimise the risks involved in gas leaks and incorrect installation of a new gas line. This is applicable for home owners undergoing significant kitchen renovations or when changing from electric to gas, but by the time your new oven has arrived, you would have already had a renovation plumber on site, getting everything ready to install your new gas oven.
Here are some important tips to remember before you create deliciousness with your brand new gas oven.
Clean the oven
Not everyone likes cleaning, but someone’s gotta do the job. With any new appliance, there is much anticipation for the first use, but taking a couple of minutes beforehand to do these next couple of tips, you will ensure that you get the best out of your new oven. No one wants to enjoy their roasted chicken marinated with manufacturer’s grease or have their pasta tasting like weird metal, do they? Smelling something weird during the break in? It could be the manufacturer’s oil or other manufacturing packets that were placed inside the oven before use.
Before giving your oven a test run, make sure to clean its interior, door, and glass with soap and water to remove some of the manufacturing grease. Cut off any zip ties that could be found inside. Ideally there isn’t anything left inside the oven like plastic wrapping or zip ties but you never know, and taking this step ensures nothing gets missed. Make sure that everything is turned off before taking everything out to avoid injury or damage to the parts. Using a mixture of warm water and soap, wipe your racks thoroughly and make sure to remove any soapy residue.
Can you cook in a new gas oven right away?
Give your oven a test run once you have cleaned it. In this way, you can observe how the oven’s processes work and if there are any troubles brewing prior to full use. Your manufacturer handbook comes in handy especially when figuring out settings and timer functions. Run the oven for 30 minutes to an hour without anything in it.
If on the off chance that you have noticed a fault with the oven or the installation, you will know in this test run. If you have a an oven thermometer, you could place it inside to get a gauge of how accurate the temperature setting is.
Maintaining a gas oven
There are many benefits to using a gas oven instead of electric, some of which include: more even heat distribution when cooking on stove top, more cooking modes, and lower maintenance costs connected with gas ovens due to less parts being involved. Check your gas oven if it is built in with a self-cleaning feature. If it does, it is best not to completely rely on it, but to instead, manually clean it every now and then.
You may not have put much thought into which type of oven you bought, it may be just a replacement to an old gas oven. You might have bought it to upgrade, or to match your renovated kitchen aesthetic. Depending on how often you use your appliance, cleaning your oven must be done on a regular basis; there might have been liquid spillage inside the oven or crusts from baked goods are now starting to cake up, leading to a burning smell whenever you bake.
Whatever your motives are for getting a new gas oven, here are some cleaning and maintenance tips for how to get the best bang for your buck with your new oven by making sure it lasts a really long time.
Easy peasy cleaning hacks for your gas oven:
- Wipe the sticky drips or spills on or in your oven every after use, which will reduce the build up that is hard to remove.
- Schedule a weekly or monthly deep cleaning of your oven.
- Stick to naturals: salt, baking soda, and vinegar are good non-harsh cleaning agents. Dish soap is also a milder alternative.
- Maintain your burners cleanliness to prevent blockages.
Repairing a gas oven
Just like other home fixtures, ovens are not exempt from repairs. With repeated use, there may come a time when your oven needs to be repaired. Before you decide to do the repair yourself, check how deep or how bad the damage is. Time to review your oven’s warranty and check if the damage is covered by warranty, which means that a technician needs to repair it, to maintain its warranty.
Good food is irresistible—whether you’re cooking for family or you own a restaurant, everyone loves meals prepared with love! A brand new, top of the line gas oven is always worth the investment, especially when properly maintained and used accordingly. Budget wise and performance wise, you’re heading towards the right decision. Some gas oven brands may be generally on the pricier side, but chances are, you’ll be saving more in the long run than buying a new electric oven.
If you’re on the hunt for a new gas oven or have already bought your model but need to have it installed, our team of gas fitting, Ipswich plumbers can help you. We take pride in all of our work, from gas fittings, to roof plumbing, blocked drains, to leaks, the Plumbing Ipswich team is reachable 24/7. Get a free quote at (07) 4515 0062 or through their Contact form.