God bless James Sharp.
Don’t know who James Sharp is? In 1826, it was James Sharp who invented the world’s first gas oven. All those amazing cakes and macaroons and puff pastries and muffins we can’t live without today would hardly exist if it weren’t for this man.
When you think of a standard American kitchen, it’s hard to picture one without an oven. We’re an apple pie nation after all—so we love our ovens.
But do you take proper care of one?
How Long Should Your Oven Last?
A good quality, well-maintained oven should last you more than 10 years—nearly 15, if everything pans out the way it should. And it should perform well for the entire time—just like it did when it was brand new.
Most of us know this isn’t always the case, however. Most of us have called the local repairman—or even have had to replace our ovens sooner than we’d like—too many times. Not only is this annoying, but it can also become immensely costly in the long run.
The reason behind these consistent problems is simple: we don’t focus enough on cleaning our ovens. And that, in turn, leads to…
While ovens are great, they aren’t exactly compliant with our wishes all the time. We’ve used far too many lemon and vinegar hacks from 5 Minute Crafts to think otherwise. While those hacks might solve our problems if we tackle them immediately, it gets difficult if you don’t notice oven grime and other issues at first. Once food residue gets a chance to settle down, it sticks to the walls of the oven, and can be very difficult to scrape out.
Regular cleaning helps, but you’ll need professional cleaners at some point. There’s also the whole area around, behind and underneath the oven that becomes icky and full of muck. Cleaning these out can be a real headache.
It’s Also a Health Hazard
Food residue means you’re allowing germs and bacteria to accumulate inside your oven—the place where most of your food is cooked.
If you have noticed that the food that comes out of your oven has a smoky taste sometimes, it’s because there’s dirt and dust inside your oven that hasn’t been cleaned. Moreover, the microbes in it can get you and your family ill.
For residents of Kingston and the rest of Ulster County, Sanctified Cleaning Services helps solve this problem.