How to clean a commercial oven

I’m sorry, I know that I have said this blog is about “How to clean a commercial oven” – but seriously who’s gonna ask this question? I don’t want to know how to clean a commercial oven, just thinking about it makes me want to faint. I have a stove at home and cleaning that leaves me needing a nanny nap! Why anyone in their right mind would want to take on cleaning a commercial oven is beyond me.

My advice would be to call in the professionals. There are companies that charge very reasonable prices to clean the inside of your commercial oven and I think they deserve thanks for a very tough job.

However, if you really want to clean your commercial oven or stove yourself, though I’m sure a round of Golf or a day at the spa sounds better, remember that it is an appliance that needs to be available for most hours of each day so downtime must be minimal and you also would need to absolutely avoid toxic chemicals when cleaning. There are different options with cleaning solutions and chemicals that you can use – I am giving you just one example, just to show you how much fun it DIY stove cleaning really can be.

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Here we go…

  • Firstly, roll up your sleeves – put on your rubber gloves. Fill your sink with very hot water. Add a cup of liquid dish wash and bubble it up! Remove all of the racks from the oven and the grill areas and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape off the excess debris on the grills with a spatula or scraper before dropping them in the water. The drip trays from the grills will also need cleaning so don’t forget them!
  • Now, while the trays and racks are soaking you can gather yourself together, and enter the oven…
  • Use heavy duty paper towels to wipe excess surface grease and spills from the inside surface of the oven. Use a metal spatula to scrape the inside surfaces, top, sides and bottom of the oven and grill.
  • Now wipe the oven out again with paper towel soaked in ammonia. Let it set for 30 minutes. Use a grill brush to remove any remaining debris from the inside of each grill. Then wipe them out with a paper towel soaked in lukewarm water

Now, with all the effort you’ve put into cleaning your own oven you really will need to ensure that your Canopy, Ductwork and Exhaust Fan are up for the task too.

Don’t even attempt to clean these areas yourself. To ensure that you meet Australian Safety standards, and don’t jeopardise any insurance claims, leave cleaning of these items to a professional. We live to clean Ductwork and Exhaust systems – we don’t care how grubby they are, when we leave they are sparkling, but we probably won’t be!

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Ensure that you get a guaranteed job, a professional clean, ensuring your kitchen exhaust system is certified and meets the legal requirements. From Byron Bay to Tweed and Gold Coast to Brisbane – we’ve got you covered. Call Grease Busters today on 0414 714 948.


Author bio


Cameron Monley is the charming and quirky mastermind behind the thriving commercial kitchen range hood cleaning business Grease Busters.With a warm and friendly personality, Cameron excels at building personal relationships with his clients. He takes the time to get to know each client on a personal level, understanding their unique needs and concerns.Cameron's commitment to exceptional customer service, combined with his expertise in kitchen duct cleaning, sets him apart from the competition.He is known for his kind and caring nature, as well as his professional approach to business. With Cameron at the helm, you can be confident that your kitchen canopies are in good hands.With over 18 years of experience in the commercial kitchen cleaning industry, Cameron has been wiping out grease and grime since 2005, leaving his clients with sparkling clean and safe kitchens

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