Ovens and hobs

Check your cooker is turned off after use, particularly the hob.

Clean your oven regularly when cool. Some models have cleaning cycles that burn off dirt – but ensure that your oven is empty first.

Wipe glass and ceramic electric hobs clean after each use.  Manufacturers supply tools and products for burnt on stains.

Clean gas hob grates, drip pans, and burner caps with warm soapy water

Keep tea towels and kitchen roll away from burners and plates.

For induction hobs you’ll need to use induction-compatible pans. You might already possess compatible pans and a good test is whether a fridge magnet sticks firmly to the base. To achieve a good cooking result, the base of the pan should match the size of the hotplate.