I am a barbecue enthusiast, but I need the rotisserie oven more to prepare our dinner than having a small barbecue party with my friends. Although, I don’t use the commercial rotisserie oven, rather I use a versatile home rotisserie oven that looks quite smaller than a commercial oven. Basically, after cooking, baking, searing, roasting and broiling the steaks, chickens, beefs, sea foods, veggies, cookies and cakes, some parts of the ovens we must need to clean. Although, in this case you don’t need the complete clean up. But, at least at every week (if possible do it every day) you should completely clean out the oven to ensure that no parts in the interior and exterior are sticky.
Basically, to keep the interior and exterior sleek of your oven, you don’t need to pay to a professional cleaner. Your weekend would be the best day to ensure a whole clean up and if you have the soap and grease remover, cleaning the internal and external part aren’t crucial, rather it would be easier than you think. You would have all the ways and sources to save your expensive rotisserie ovens. But, if you don’t take any care of your expensive ovens, then experiencing with the degraded performance won’t be a surprise. Because, the sticky wings of the fans, oily heat shield and sticky interior would negatively effect on the heat productivity and air circulation while the food would be cooked with bad smell.
Even it can be responsible for uneven cooking and getting your rotisserie oven damaged at the unexpected time. If you literally don’t ensure the frequent or necessary clean up, In a few months you would be totally uncomfortable to cook with your favorite rotisserie ovens. So, better to clean it up regularly to save your expensive cooking equipment and always enjoy the delicious, perfectly cooked and flavored meals. That’s why, we are going to write an explanation to give you the easy step by step process.
Is the cleaning process also same for a commercial rotisserie oven?
While the small home rotisserie ovens would only handle 1 or two turkeys or chickens, the commercial one would obviously handle a lot. Because, the commercial restaurant would have to take the orders of many customers and that’s why they might choose a bigger and commercial grade oven to roast a batch of steaks. So, they would require to dispose lots of grease and extracted oil everyday while it would tend to become quickly dirtier than a home rotisserie oven. So, in order to clean up a commercial rotisserie oven, you have to spend a more time than the time you spend for the home one. Although, there would have additional parts while the parts in a commercial oven would be bigger. So, you would need more cleaner and time to finish up the process of cleaning a commercial rotisserie oven.
- At first wear the safety gloves even if the interior remains cool. Because when you are removing the metal parts, some of them would have an edgy side that can injure your hands.
- Disconnect your oven from the electricity for the ultimate safe and make sure the inside is cool. If you ended up a cooking session just a few moments ago, don’t go for an early cleanup. Rather wait until the inside is cooled down. Although, if you wear the heat resistant gloves, you can safely remove the washable parts. But, I would like to give them the time to be cooled down.
- After cooling the oven, you can start removing the baskets, shaft, wheels, drip tray or grease container, drip diverters, fan cover, roof section and heat reflector. After removing those parts, wash them by cleaner or mild soap and make sure all of them released the sticky oils or greases. You can use dishwasher if the manufacturer suggests.
- For the interior, use the grease remover or a mix of mild soap and water. Spray them over the interior or rinse with a soft cloth. But make sure, they aren’t hitting the electric parts and bearings. (You may avoid the vinegar).
- Then use a dry cloth to wipe them. If you see the wings of the fans are sticky, rinse them by the soft cloth with soap or grease remover and wipe them by the dried cloth.
- If you want, you can also modestly rinse the exterior by mild soap and cloth. But don’t do it too much and wipe immediately after rinsing.
- Don’t forget to clean up the gasket. Also use the grease remover or mild soap to clean the gasket.
- Clean the glass regularly if possible. Because it would tend to be blurred because of the moisture and oils. You can use the glass cleaner, mild soap or grease remover to clean the glass.
- The ovens also have bearings. Lubricate them at least once in a year.
- Reassemble the parts again and don’t forget to wipe the washed parts with the dried clothes before assembling them.
Should You use The Self Cleaning Rotisserie Ovens?
The self cleaning system is an innovative process on the rotisserie ovens. Although, these ovens are very expensive, but they would clean up their interior by themselves. So you just have to supply the water and cleaner or tablet and the rest work would be done by the oven. It also spends less water than the manual cleaning method and without working hard, you could keep the interior clean everyday. Although only the commercial ovens tend to include the self cleaning option and the cost is undoubtedly higher than conventional rotisserie ovens.
For any Oven:
- Always follow the instruction manual of your oven.
- Follow what type of cleaner you should use and what you shouldn’t.
- Don’t wash the sensitive electronic parts.
- Clean the glass of the door regularly.
- Wipe the exterior regularly.
- If you cook frequently, wash the internal parts regularly if possible.
- Don’t use any harmful chemical based cleaner and make sure the interior isn’t highly smelled because of the cleaner you use.
- You can heat the interior after cleaning to remove all the bacteria.