A Greener Way to Clean
Oven Clean Direct – A Greener Way to Clean
Cleaning an oven in an environmentally friendly way can be a real nightmare.
Many of the chemical cleaners that are available have awful smelling fumes that could knock out a horse and leave the user with bloodshot eyes and breathing problems. Food cooked afterwards can have the aftertaste of an oven cleaning product for some time.
There are others that are not quite so toxic smelling, but many oven cleaners aren’t the most environmentally friendly products as they contain very harsh chemicals.
Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl ether is a volatile organic compound harmful to aquatic organisms
Monoethanolamine (MEA) studies on a wide variety of freshwater fish show that MEA can be toxic.
Butane is a fossil fuel so is far from green!
Sodium hydroxide is a caustic soda which is used in many products, including in the soap making process (but in far less quantities in soap). Aside from irritating skin and eyes, if exposed to concentrated quantities or ingested, it can kill. If Sodium hydroxide is released into waterways it can alter PH levels and can combine with water vapour in air, creating a corrosive mist.
There are more green ways to tackle the mess, such as environmentally friendly commercial products that contain plant-based solvents (citrus oil) and plant-based surfactants (from soy, coconut or corn). These tend to be in refillable spray packs rather than pressurized cans.
Of course, prevention is better than cure.
Using covers when cooking and lower temperatures to prevent splatter should reduce the number of times you have to undertake this onerous and messy chore. You can also place a couple of layers of aluminium foil on the floor of the oven (shiny side up), underneath but not touching the heating element, to help catch spills. Wiping out your oven with a cloth soaked in vinegar is also said to slow down grease build up.
At Oven Clean Direct we give customers an alternative to the dirty and unpleasant oven clean. And we pride ourselves on producing the best results every time, transforming your oven and other appliances back to life and like new again. What's more we only use eco-friendly and non-caustic products. Oven cleaning is a job that gets put off and without the right equipment and products it can be a dirty, time consuming job involving the use of some quite toxic chemicals. Oven Clean Direct use the latest methods to bring your oven back to life.