The Popularity of Baking Causes a Rise in the Use of Ovens

By on 17th October 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Oven Cleaning

The use of ovens to bake home foods has surged in popularity according to recent research. As the recession has hit many families and young people, they’re looking to bake certain foods to combat the cost of rising food prices.

Things such as breads, cakes and pies are particular favourites as people try to work out more economical ways to eat. All of these dishes can last over a few days, thus saving the need for extra food shopping, which we all know can be quite a financial burden.

It’s not only the recession, but something of a more fashionable hobby especially amongst young people. The number of cafe’s and quirky coffee shops selling home baked goods has spawned a number of people to take up baking as new hobby. You only have to look on the television to also see a large number of baking programmes and bake-offs all celebrating this fantastic past time.

So what does all of this mean? Well, during financially difficult times, this is great news for companies selling home cooking products, and also new ovens themselves. This also means that for anyone looking to use their oven for baking, they must also ensure that it’s thoroughly clean. If you’re embarking on plenty of cooking with your oven, especially over the autumn and winter months, then having a clean oven is essential.

Why? Well this is for a variety of reasons, but first and foremost it’s for your own health and the health of your family and friends that you’re cooking for. If you’re a little cafe or are thinking of selling your own baked goods, then this is even more important.

Secondly, having a clean oven also means having an effective oven. If your one is clogged up with grease and food particles, this will actually hinder its performance. This means you could end up with baked goods that aren’t to your liking and also it could mean you’ll end up spending a lot more money on electricity just to ensure your baked goods are cooked properly.

The final point is that with grease and food particles, you’re food could end up tasting a little off. Again this is another great reason for you to have your oven cleaned. If you’re cooking for commercial gains, this is another important thing to consider as the tastiness of your food will be quite crucial when looking to gain customers. You don’t want people saying that your food tastes disgusting.

So with the increase in people baking at home, ovens look set for substantial usage. With a well cleaned oven this will ensure your oven is cost effective and that your food is not only healthy but great tasting too.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.