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How to maintain your built-in oven
Just like a car requires routine maintenance, keeping your oven in good shape can help to extend its life and avoid unnecessary repairs. Let us look at several easy maintenance tips to keep your oven in top condition.
Make use of your oven's self-cleaning function regularly.
After-cook cleaning can be a chore. But prolonged procrastination can accumulate more grease and dirt, making cleaning work even more challenging. Furthermore, food residues continue to re-burn each time you use your oven, causing it to work less efficiently over time.
It is advisable to give your oven a thorough clean once every two months and a quick clean after every use.
Thankfully, most modern ovens have self-cleaning functions. For example, some Teka ovens come with dual cleaning functions. HydroClean uses steam to soften the grease and make light work of daily cleaning. On the other hand, you can thoroughly clean your oven with the Pyrolysis function. High heat is generated to reduce any stubborn dirt into ash. All you have to do is a simple wipe-down after each cleaning cycle, but be sure to do it after the oven cools down.
How to self-clean your Teka oven with Pyrolytic self-cleaning function
How to self-clean your Teka oven with HydroClean self-cleaning function
Never remove your oven's knobs
Oven knobs are often directly connected to its central control system. Removing and cleaning may damage your oven, and you might also put yourself at risk of electrocution.
Turn on your oven at least once a month
Due to Singapore's high humidity, ovens from all brands will cause a power trip if too much moisture is accumulated at the heating element.
If you experience a power trip immediately upon switching on your oven:
Locate your PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and flip up the only switch facing downwards to reconnect the power supply to your oven.
Turn your oven to low temperature (approximately 50°C) to dry out the moisture.
Gradually increase the temperature when it reaches 50°C.
If you rarely use your oven, repeat steps 2 - 3 at least once a month to prevent future oven power trips.
If you experience a power trip after 3 - 5 minutes after turning on your oven:
Switch off and unplug your oven.
Locate your PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and flip up the only switch facing downwards to reconnect the power supply.
Call an appliance repair specialist to replace the heating element. If you own a Teka oven, you can contact our service engineers to book an appointment. All our kitchen appliances come with 2 years on-site warranty.