It would be a fair statement to say that no one enjoys cleaning their oven. There would be few and far between who would beg to differ. Personally I fall in the majority category. I could count the number of times I have actually stuck my head in the oven to give it a good scrub. The problem with most ovens is that not only can it be difficult to remove the grime and grease build up (especially when you are a little relaxed when it comes to regular oven cleaning), they can be very awkward to clean when trying to reach into the cavity over an open oven door.
This is not the case when it comes to a Falcon upright range cooker. There are three things that assist you when it comes to cleaning your Falcon oven; side opening doors, catalytic liners and pyrolytic cleaning (features vary dependent on model choice).
Side Opening Doors
Nearly all models in the Falcon range of upright cookers feature side opening doors (excluding the Professional+ FX/FXP series). Not only is this convenient when cooking as you don’t have to reach over a hot oven door to tend to your cooking, it makes it super easy when it comes to giving your oven a regular wipe out or in my case an irregular spring clean.
Catalytic Oven Liners
All models in the current Falcon range of upright cookers feature catalytic liners in selected oven cavities (excluding the Professional+ 90 FX/FXP). The ovens have panels which have been coated with a special enamel that partly cleans itself. This does not stop all marks on the lining, but helps to reduce the amount of manual cleaning needed. The catalytic panels work better above 200 °C. If you do most of your cooking below this temperature, occasionally remove the panels and wipe with a lint free cloth and hot soapy water. The panels should then be dried and replaced and the oven heated at 200 °C for about one hour. This will make sure the panels are working effectively.
Falcon’s 90cm Professional+ FXP upright cooker comes equipped with a pyrolytic cleaning function. When heated up to 450°C the oven carbonises all cooking residue to a fine ash. At the end of the cycle all that is left to do is simply wipe away the ash with a damp cloth.
Falcon Cleaning Tips
Oven Cavity: When it comes to keeping your Falcon oven clean we like to keep it natural with minimal manual labour. If you inevitably end up with a build-up of grease and grime, we recommend Bi-Carb Soda and White Vinegar to help make your oven sparkle again. Simply sprinkle bi-carb soda over the oven door and cavity surface area you wish to clean and then using a spray bottle, spray the vinegar over the bi-carb and watch it work its magic. When it has stopped bubbling use a little elbow grease to remove any scum and rinse with a fresh cloth. To clean rear and side walls, if you don’t have liners, mix bi-carb and vinegar into a paste so you can give them a good clean, wiping down thoroughly with a clean cloth after the desired cleanliness is achieved. This method is also great for cleaning the racks in the sink. Do not, however use this cleaning method for the Falcon Cook & Clean Liners, please follow the above mentioned directions to keep them in their best condition.
Hob & Burners: Gumption is great when it comes to cleaning the hob surface and burner caps. For the alloy burner rings we recommend using AutoSol (available at Supercheap Auto for around $10).
Racks & Rails: Make your racks and rails gleam again by placing two cups of cloudy ammonia in a double garbage bag and leave in the laundry sink overnight. Burnt on marks and food should easily brush away. It is important to always use gloves when coming into contact with cloudy ammonia.
Trivets: Simply put them in the dishwasher on a hot wash cycle for a great clean.