How often do you clean your cooker out?

@jugsjugs (13044)
November 22, 2009 6:41pm CST
My mother in law gave me her cooker as she has moved house,she is very ill and has been unable to clean it out,it has taken me and my husband 2 days to clean it in the oven.In the oven it was grose,but she has only been ill for 2months and has only had the cooker 6 months.So how often do you clean yours out?
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22 responses
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
2 Dec 09
That is nasty, why would not someone help her clean it before? I would have to clean after I use it period.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I actually clean my oven whenever I can see something in it that doesn't typically belong there. So that said, I guess I clean out the oven about 1-2 times per month. I learned that I couldn't deal with a dirty oven when we bought our house and the stove that came with the house may as well have been a biohazard. The man that owned our house before we did never cleaned the oven and it was so bad that we actually took that stove and oven to the curb and went out and bought a new one.
@celticeagle (121092)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Nov 09
I don't know what you mean by 'cooker'. We use our oven and clean it out monthly. We also have a slow cooker which we clean out after every use. We actually have two and one is large and the other smaller for soups and such. Other than those two I don't know what else you would mean.
• Australia
23 Nov 09
I am normally slack with doing my oven...I like to clean it after every time I roast meat...but that hasn't been happening lately - thanks for reminding me I need to do it as I have been in my house for 3 weeks & HAVEN'T cleaned it
@gabs8513 (48714)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 09
I actually wipe mine over after every use so that it does not have a chance to build up and it certainly keeps it clean Every now and again I will give it a good Clean but as I wipe it after every usage it is not to bad
• India
23 Nov 09
Hi jugsjugs, I clean my cooker daily after i use it or else it givers you bad smell. So its better to clean the cooker after you use. Thank you have a great day.
• China
23 Nov 09
I usually clean it once a month,but it depends on how dirty is it ,if it was so dirty,I will clean it soon.that is all.
23 Nov 09
I've got to do my oven. You reminded me of the dreaded chore. I hate it. If I use any cleaners in the oven I worry about residue getting left no matter how much I rinse it afterward. So I have to do it quite often so I can just wipe it to get it clean.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
I clean the cooker every once a month only since i wiped it after every use, the microwave oven hasn't been clean for so long already and i'm planning to clean it this time, thanks for reminding me.
• Australia
23 Nov 09
I use my oven several times a week, so I should clean it more than I do. Every time I clean it I determine to clean it every week in future - but I don't. It needs cleaning again now, so thanks for the reminder. I suppose I clean it about once a month. It is the worst job but it isn't really bad if it is done regularly. The stove top is ceramic glass and it is cleaned every day and treated every few days.
• Pamplona, Spain
23 Nov 09
Hi jugsjugs, Hope your Motherinlaw feels much better now. Oven? the Oven they have left me here well it looks very clean till you try to turn it on and the muck is so baked in that it starts to smoke lol. So I quickly turned it off they have used it so many times without cleaning it that it would take a Shotblaster to clean that so I have to use other ways of doing Meat. I am certainly not willing to clean that. It was a self clean Oven but these other People probably did´nt know that and never used it. Solution? Sell the Oven for Scrap and buy another one and start from scratch it would take me months to get this Oven here clean. Have a great Day.
@Jensie (120)
• China
23 Nov 09
I clean my cooker everytime when I cook. And I clean the whole kitchen twice a year.
@carmelbg (521)
23 Nov 09
I have a new cooker and try to clean it as often as possible. I will wipe it out every time I cook something messy like bacon which spits grease everywhwere. I would then use something like ovenpride to clean the shelves about once every 3 months, this brings them back to new without a lot of scrubbing.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
23 Nov 09
Wow, it must be very tired to clean the cooker out with 2 days. We will clean the house and cooker yearly, thus it won't take much efforts while we need to do that. If the cooker is outdated already, we will throw it away to avoid the hard cleaning. If the cooker is not valuable, we will throw it away too if the oil stain is accumulated too much.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I don't know what a cooker is. Plus I do not ever clean any ovens, as I only use the NuWave infrared/convection countertop oven and it doesn't get dirty. If it did, it goes in the dishwasher. I do not use a range top either, as I have a portable induction cooktop that also does not get hot on the outside and hardly ever needs cleaning. Just a wipe with a damp cloth and that's it. I have better things to do than housework :-)
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I tried to clean my cooker at least every two month but now that it is clean I am not using it. My son gave me one of those roaster oven cookers it heats up as high as my oven did so I use it. I clean it every time I use it and I like it better than using my regular oven. It so much easier to use and clean it then my regular oven.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
23 Nov 09
hi jugjugs, i clean my cooker regularly, after i use that day, next day my servant will that, even the vessels also, if the cooker won't clean regularly it will get smell bad. so, i clean regularly, thankyou, have a nice day.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
23 Nov 09
Another cleaning discussion? This is showing up my weaknesses. I hardly ever clean my oven, but then it doesnt get very dirty. The griller can get quite bad. I dont clean that enough, probably about once each month. The inside of the oven is not that bad at all. It could probably do with sprayiong one of those oven cleaning products in, which one leaves for 30 mins, and then wipe out. The top of my oven is always clean.
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Wish mine had a self cleaner, but it doesn't. I have to clean it every month and I hate doing it.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Are you referring to a slow cooker? If so, I don't have one of these yet, but I would like to have one in the future. Or are you referring to an oven? I only clean this out when it had a lot of grease build up or when it has pieces of food in it.