Pyrolytic Ovens, What Are They?

Essentially a pyrolytic oven is a self-cleaning oven. In fact, they are one of the most common ovens with a cleaning mode out there.
The way it works is you set the oven to the cleaning mode, this takes the temperature up to 500 degrees and incinerates any food residue in the oven.
It lasts for an hour and a half and what you are left with is ash at the bottom of the oven that you can clean easily by wiping it away.
These ovens certainly take the strain out of putting a lot of elbow grease into oven cleaning and this self-cleaning cycle the oven uses is a big plus for people who want an easy way to keep their appliance in top shape.

So How Much Are Pyrolytic Ovens?

You can find one for as little as £300 for a basic model and some reach well over £1000 so there is a model out there for everyone. Always shop around on appliances as prices vary greatly from retailer to retailer. When having a new kitchen fitted you can get a great deal on all appliances so just ask the question.

Are They Really That Good?

The biggest plus point is the time that they save you when it comes to cleaning. You simply need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and then wipe away the ash when it is finished, gone are the days of scrubbing with an abrasive cleaner and scourer.
They also have a positive impact on your finances too. The cleaning mode on pyrolytic ovens actually works out cheaper in terms of the energy cost than purchasing all the different cleaning chemicals and doing it yourself.

So Whats The Bad Points?

Like most things in life, pyrolytic ovens are not perfect and they do have some drawbacks.
When we say that these ovens are self-cleaning doesn’t mean that you literally don’t have to do anything apart from wipe away the ash at the end of the cleaning cycle. You still need to clean racks, trays and rails manually.
Compared to an oven with catalytic liners you will pay more money. A catalytic oven usually sells for between around 15% above the price of a normal oven compared to 50% for pyrolytic ovens, and they actually clean the oven as you cook so you don’t need to put on the cleaning mode afterwards.