Essential Wood Fired Oven Cleaning

Cleaning and maintaining your wood fired oven isn’t the most glamourous feature of owning an outdoor oven, but it’s still a crucial element. We are going to talk you through some of the top tips and best practices for cleaning your wood fired oven to ensure you get that great flavour every time.

STORING THE OVEN

To prevent rusting and weather damage, we recommend that your oven is kept under a waterproof cover when not in use.

When not in use for long periods of time, it is recommended that your oven is stored under a cover in a garage or shed.

CLEANING THE OUTSIDE OF THE OVEN

  1. Allow the oven to cool down completely.
  2. Use warm soapy water or BBQ cleaner to clean the exterior of the oven after every use. Do not use oven cleaner under any circumstances.
  3. Use metal protectors, such as WD40, to protect the oven when not in use.
  4. If the oven is used regularly, the chimney should be removed and washed out every 4 weeks to rinse off the soot layer.

CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE OVEN

  1. Always allow ash and wood residue to cool before being removed from the oven.
  2. Use a stainless-steel bristle brush to remove debris. Where possible, avoid fatty liquids coming into contact with the tiles.
  3. Do not empty hot ash or debris into waste disposal containers.

 

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