In many ways, your cooker's top oven is even more important than the main oven. Sure, it's not quite as big, but it's twice as talented - in addition to its duties as a conventional oven, it can also be used as a grill.
Of course, double the functionality equals double the number of things that could go wrong. The grill element might malfunction, leaving you unable to enjoy a decent steak, or something could go wrong with the oven side of things, cutting your cooker's overall productivity in half.
Still, no matter what sort of problems you're having with the top oven, the Cooker Spare Parts team can be relied upon to provide a top solution! We have a whole section dedicated to grill and top oven spares, and another that's solely for grill elements. And obviously, if it's a standard oven issue that you're struggling with, our entire website is strewn with useful spares!
Whether you need a new element or just a new grill pan, Cooker Spare Parts are the people to call!
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We’re nearing the end of June, and even though a considerable number of us still have World Cup fever, an equal number of us will also be turning our attention to Wimbledon – especially as we have a better chance of actually winning something, sorry England.
This era of tennis is now widely regarded to be a golden one, but we’re equally interested in what goes on off the court, and in particular, what tipples and treats spectators will be enjoying!
To celebrate this we have come up with some classic British tipples and treats you can enjoy at home to give yourselves the full Wimbledon experience.
Strawberries & Cream
It wouldn’t be Wimbledon without strawberries and cream, and being June British strawberries are not only in season, but are some of the best you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Almost as synonymous with Wimbledon as strawberries and cream is the nation’s favourite Pimms cocktail! The classic ingredients for this are lemonade, strawberries, lemons, cucumber, fresh mint, and of course the top topple itself Pimms.
Mini Cucumber & Herb Sandwiches
What could be more quintessentially British and summertime than cucumber sandwiches? For a little twist we like to add some fresh mint to cream cheese and add this to the filling for a scrummy herby surprise.
Homemade Mint Lemonade
We have seen quite a lot of mint already, but here in this homemade mint lemonade it really does steal the show. By melting 250g of sugar into water and both juicing and zesting 3 large lemons into the mix, you can create your very own lemonade concentrate! We like to add mint leaves in with the lemons, and serve 4 tablespoons of the concentrate with sparkling water for a tipple like you’ve never experienced before.
Did you know that your cooker’s hood contains a filter to protect the inner workings from food grease? Perhaps you did, but how long as it been since you changed your filter?
Cooker hood filters work by trapping airborne grease before it can clog up anything important. As mentioned above, this keeps your cooker from breaking down, but it also helps to reduce any unpleasant odours that may be emanating from your cooking station. They’re handy little things, but they get dirtier and less effective over time – it’s generally recommended that you replace yours every six months.
However, some grease filters include something called a grease saturation indicator, which lets you know when it’s time for a change. The filters that we sell here at Cooker Spare Parts have indicators, and they cost less from us than from just about anywhere else. Click here to see our high-performance cooker filters and purchase a pack today!
Here at Cooker Spare Parts we offer a whole expansive range of spare parts to keep your oven in good working order. However, while we can provide you with replacement cooker parts if your oven breaks - we can't keep it clean for you! A clean oven will work infinitely better than a dirty one, and a build up of grime and dirt can really affect the quality of your cooking. This is why it's so important to regularly give your oven a thorough clean and keen your cooker in tip-top working condition. Here are some useful oven cleaning tips to help you get your cooker back in the game.
Step 1: Loosen the grit and grime in your oven by placing a heatproof bowl full of water in the oven for 30-60mins.
Step 2: Remove your cooker grid and grill pans. You'll need to remove your cooker grids to thoroughly clean the inside of your cooker, so you should clean those while you're at it to keep your oven gleaming. We would recommend using our Renovating Cream, which will get your cooker grids and oven trays and pans absolutely gleaming.
Step 3: Degrease the inside of your oven. Simply spritz our Degreasing Spray all over the inside of your cooker before wiping clean of grime and dirt with a damp cloth. This could get a little messy, but your oven will be simply shining after it!
Step 4: Degrease your hobs and scrape them clean. Spray on our Degreasing Agent and let it settle for a few minutes before carefully scraping them clean. If you have ceramic hobs then you'll need our Ceramic Hob Scraper which will ensure your hob does not get damaged in the cleaning process.
Step 5: Make sure you clean the rest of your kitchen while you're at it! There's no point having a gorgeous and gleaming oven if the rest of your kitchen leaves a lot to be desired. Pop some of our Microwave Cleaner in your microwave before removing with some paper towels or a damp cloth to ensure all your appliances are spick and span!
Let’s face it – if your cooker element has packed it in, you probably don’t have time to shop around. Your oven is completely out of action, and you want it up and running again ASAP, so cost may not even be your main concern right now.
Still, we like to give our customers a good deal, and even when you’re more worried about getting it done fast, you’re sure to appreciate the low prices to be found in our Cooker Elements section. The average Cooker Spare Parts oven element costs just £13 (significantly less than most other suppliers can offer) – we even have some for less than a tenner, including this high-quality Belling element!