When looking for a new oven it is important to look at all of the benefits that it can offer you, to ensure that it is suitable for your needs. This could include specific technology that will make caring for your oven much easier, such as catalytic cleaning. 

But what is catalytic cleaning and how can it help us to care for a new oven? We have taken a closer look at what the technology means and how it can benefit our cooking routine.

What is catalytic cleaning technology?

An oven with catalytic cleaning capabilities will have porous interior walls that are rough to touch. They are designed to absorb any cooking grease, which is then destroyed by oxidation which will occur when the oven reaches a temperature of more than 200°c.

What are the benefits of a catalytic oven?

This clever design means that you will spend much less time cleaning your oven, as the worst of the grease will have been dealt with each time that it reaches a temperature of over 200°c.

Do I still need to manually clean my catalytic oven?

It will still be necessary to clean your catalytic oven by hand every so often to ensure the best results. A sponge and a degreasing solution should be sufficient, rather than needing to scour the surface, which can actually cause damage to the porous walls.  

Catalytic ovens vs pyrolytic ovens

A catalytic oven works quicker than a pyrolytic oven, meaning that it will use less energy. Pyrolytic ovens tend to cost more in the first place, but they have the ability to absorb sugar, which a catalytic oven cannot. A pyrolytic oven will need to reach much higher temperature to self-clean than a catalytic oven, but it won't give you as deep a clean.