We’re proud to say that Stoves ovens are built to withstand most of what a modern household can throw at it. With over 90 years spent manufacturing cooking appliances we’re confident in the quality of our appliances, that’s why we offer a 5-year parts guarantee and 1-year labour warranty on all of our products.
Still, in order to keep your ovens in tip-top shape there are a few good habits that you can pick up which should go a long way to extending the life-span of your cooker:
Wipe it down after use
It should come as no surprise to you that one of the best ways of extending the lifespan of your oven is to keep it clean! Ovens work at their best when they’re free of debris, grease and dirt – which is why it’s best to keep them as clean as possible.
Performing a quick wipe-down after each use (once it’s cool that is!) will ensure that your oven works better for longer. A monthly deep clean should also keep your oven ticking along nicely (use our own Oven Cleaner
to get the best results).
Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid making a mess. It could be an overzealous cake escaping its tin or a rampantly bubbling casserole making a bid for freedom. Either way, it’s only a matter of time before your oven gets christened with a sticky stain or two. There is a simple way of avoiding these messes and also ensuring your oven keeps ticking over for longer.
By using a spare baking tray to catch any spillages that drip down you can avoid coating the oven with immovable debris, improving the efficiency of your appliance and the taste of anything you cook with it. Take a look at our Cookware bundles
to grab a spare tray or two.
Don’t line with foil
Whilst we’re all for protecting the base of your oven, there are certain materials that you should avoid doing this with and foil is certainly
one of them. Although aluminium foil is seen by many as the go-to aid for cooking in ovens, using foil to line the base of your oven can actually serve to damage your appliance rather than aid it.
The reflective surface of the metal can damage heat sensors, causing the oven to heat up unevenly which can hamper your cooking efforts and also put a strain on the element. Use a spare oven tray on a grill rack or buy a dedicated non-stick oven liner to do the job properly.
Use your elements wisely
Oven elements wear over time, especially if they’re not used correctly. The simple act of turning on your oven will wear down the element, so if you’re about to prepare a complex meal it’s better to do the bulk of your baking in one large session, rather than several smaller ones.
It should also go without saying that you should only use your oven for cooking
. Many ovens are misused as an alternative for heating – a sure-fire way to burn out your element. You can also keep your elements in good knick by ensuring that your oven’s seal is working well. This cheap part is easy to replace and can make the world of difference to your oven’s lifespan.
If you respect your oven and keep it clean it’ll remain in working order long past the end of its warranty. Should your Stoves appliance fail, however, you should be able to find the part you need in our shop