how to clean oven
It’s something we all dread to do, but do you know what’s more inconvenient than cleaning your oven? Having to pay to replace parts because all that dirt and grime has actually done some damage!
No matter how unpleasant a chore having to clean your oven is it’s always worth doing, and the more frequently you do it the easier every session will be. To make easy work of cleaning your oven you'll need a few supplies and a bit of elbow grease, but it really doesn't have to be hard!
Okay, so we’ve convinced you it’s finally time to get your oven gleaming, so here’s an easy guide on how to clean your oven:
Step 1
  • Let’s start by loosening some of that grime that’s built up. Start by adding a bowl of water to a heatproof pan and letting this heat up in your oven for 30-60 minutes.
Step 2
  • Remove all the bits and pieces from the inside; baking trays, cooker grids, grill pans, etc. The grime should be a bit looser so it may be worth getting rid of the excess easy-to-budge stuff now with a damp cloth and remove any loose burnt food rubbish!
oven degreaser
Step 3 
  • Next job is to try and get rid of the rest of all the built up grease, this may get messy but your oven will soon be gleaming so no need to be alarmed! We recommend using our Oven Degreaser Spray. Spray around the inside of your oven and leave it to soak. Come back and give it a good scrub with any scrubber/scouring pad. Now most of the grime should be gone!
Step 4
  • However, if there is any leftover mess then this is where our Oven Cleaning Spray comes in useful, you simply spray it on the interior of your oven and leave it to loosen all the remainder junk for 5 minutes. This spray is designed to remove charred food and grease from the oven and wire oven shelves. 
 oven spray
Step 5
  • After a last wipe down with a damp cloth to get rid of all the cleaning products and dirt, your oven should start to look as good as new. Admire your wonderful work – aren’t you glad we did this?
We have loads of other cleaning products to get your other appliances looking spic and span, so to browse the rest of our fantastic cleaning products click here
If you’ve read to this part of this post and understand how to clean your oven but are still really hesitant to get down and dirty cleaning, you can actually hire someone to do it for you… No judging here, we’re all friends… So if you really don’t have the time or patience these are some oven cleaning services we recommend: 
Oven Clean
DWC Cleaning Services


Getting the time right when cooking food is an integral part of the process. Too long can mean burnt or hard food, too little can mean uncooked, potentially dangerous food. It is usual to use your oven clock to measure precisely how long your food has been in the oven which is why, if you find your Zanussi Oven clock is no longer working, it can be a difficult thing to adjust to.

If you've been struggling with this problem, you'll be happy to know that we stock plenty of Zanussi oven clock replacements here at Cooker Spare Parts. That's right, it's not just the oven elements we can help you with! We know that every part of the cooker is important, so if your Zanussi oven clock is not working, we're here to fix that. 

To see which oven clock suits you best, here are some of the Zanussi oven clock replacements we have in stock. 

3 Button Oven Clock and Timer

3 Buttons
Genuine Part
Suitable for Zanussi Ovens

Electric Oven Timer

Genuine Part
Suitable for Electric Ovens

Electronic Zanussi Oven Timer

Genuine Part
Suitable for Electric Oven

To check out our full range of parts suitable for a Zanussi oven clock that's not working, simply click here. Or get in touch on 02920 452 510

AEG Oven Repairs

Established all the way back in 1883, German company AEG (short for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft - no wonder they decided to just use the initials!) have long been a leading light in the European appliance industry. Founder Emil Rathenau got his start selling light bulbs and generator, but nowadays the company produces all sorts of home appliances, including washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and of course cookers.

Of course, if you're reading this, you're probably not here to learn about the history of the company that made your oven - you're here because that oven isn't working properly and you're wondering "How do I fix my AEG Appliance?". Described below are a few common cooker problems that may be the cause of your AEG oven angst; if your specific issue isn't addressed here, please feel free to contact the Cooker Spare Parts team and we'll be happy to advise you.

Oven won't heat up, what can I do?

If your AEG oven isn't warming up at all, the problem may well be the element. This is the coil that actually heats up when the oven is switched up, but if it is damaged or faulty, it might not be doing its job properly.

Solution: Buy a new oven element and refer to our how-to guide when replacing the old one.

Why is my oven the wrong temperature?

Perhaps your oven is overshooting the temperature you set and burning your food, or maybe it's not getting hot enough and your meals keep coming out underdone. Either way, the culprit is most likely your AEG oven's thermostat - this is the part that measures the temperature in the oven and tells the element to stop heating up once your specified temperature has been achieved.

Solution: Browse our range of AEG oven thermostats and order a new one to fit your model.

Door won't shut properly, how do I fix it?

When cooking, it's vitally important to ensure that your oven door is properly closed. Leaving the door open even a little will allow heat to escape from the oven cavity, wasting energy and prolonging your meal's required cooking period. If your door won't close properly - and this may happen for a number of reasons - it's a good idea to fix the problem ASAP.

Solution: Check your oven's door hinges and replace if necessary. Also, inspect your oven door seal to ensure that it is completely intact. You may even have to replace the oven door itself if substantial damage has occurred.

Links you may find useful:

If you're still wondering how to fix your AEG appliance, we will be happy to help. Call our team of experts on 02920 452 510, and we will do everything we can to help!
universal oven element

If your oven is failing to heat up your meals, it's doing a pretty lousy job at being an oven! If both the oven and the grill aren’t heating up it’s likely that it’s your oven element causing the problems. The oven element is the part of the oven that is responsible for getting your oven hot, so if your meals aren’t up to scratch, maybe this is why (it would be a nice excuse for bad food anyway).

What you need to fix this problem is a Universal Oven Element. The Dual Top Oven Element is a genuine manufacturer’s part that will perfectly replace your faulty element! To kick start up your oven’s heating capabilities, this universal oven element has a 2800W dual output (2250W and 550W) and is suitable for AristonHotpoint and Indesit cookers.  

A faulty element is usually clear from any burns or bulges, so look out for this when trying to work out why your oven isn't fully functioning. 

If you need help replacing your universal oven element, check out this blog post for more information on how to change it.

If your cooker is giving you any problems we are happy to help you find replacement parts! If you need any advice on what part you may need, feel free to give our friendly team a call on, 02920 452 510

Oven burner not workng

An oven burner is the part of a gas cooker which actually generates all the heat in the oven cavity. Therefore, if your oven burner is not working, you may find yourself unable to cook food. A broken oven burner means little or no heat at all will be generated, which can lead to slow cooking times, unevenly cooked food or food that isn't cooked at all. If you're wondering how to tell if your oven burner is broken or not, we can help. If it is broken we will also help you find the appropriate replacement part. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Test Your Oven Burner 

  • To find out if it is your oven burner that's not working, try turning your oven on for five minutes and then testing if the oven cavity has increased in heat. If you find it hasn't, or it is not as hot as expected, you may need a replacement oven burner. 

 Where to Find a Replacement Oven Burner

Replacement oven burners are inexpensive and here at CookerSpareParts, we stock a wide range of genuine oven burners which are suitable for a variety of different cookers ideal for Hotpoint, Electrolux, Tricity Bendix and Zanussi cookers. You can browse our full range of replacement Oven Burners here. 
You can check if an oven burner in our range is suitable for your cooker model by using our very own system on our homepage. 
Cooker System
Simply enter the manufacturer and model number and the system will tell you if that particular oven burner is suitable for your cooker. We know how frustrating it can be if your oven burner is not working, so this system is a quick and easy way to ensure you get the right replacement part. 
We hope this will help you sort you oven burner not working issue as soon as possible! If you have any queries, feel free to call us on 02920 452 510.