When buying an oven, many people often overlook the color of the interior.

However, it is important to pay attention because the color of your oven’s interior will make a difference when you are cooking or baking.

Manufacturers are increasingly producing ovens that are blue on the inside and there’s a good reason for this. In this blog post, we help you figure out why.

Why are ovens blue inside?

Ovens that are blue on the inside are very attractive. But that’s not all they are good for.

Blue oven interior

Unlike a shiny interior that reflects rays to a dark pot, a blue interior helps retain more heat around the pan.

A blue interior will also allow you to clearly see your food when you peek through the oven window.

This is because the blue color reflects light much better than darker colors, which makes everything inside visible.

Some even go as far as suggesting that thanks to the reflection and light wizardry, the food will look more delicious as the blue color complements the food’s appearance.

How do you clean a blue oven?

Not many people like cleaning an oven. Between greasy residue, food, and bad smells, an oven gets dirty very quickly.

Thankfully, a blue oven is easy to clean because it’s not as delicate. It also doesn’t discolor over time too.

Here are our tips to help you clean a blue oven with natural products, such as white vinegar and lemon.

Here is the fastest way to deep clean an oven using vinegar:

  • Take the rack and the baking sheet out of the oven.
  • In a container, mix white vinegar with baking soda (2 large spoons) and a little water.
  • Using a sponge, put some of the solution on the walls of your oven.
  • Then, place your container with the remaining solution in the oven.
  • Close the oven door and heat it to 100°C for 50 minutes.
  • After this duration, you can easily remove the dirt residues in the oven using the sponge.

You can also use two lemons to clean a blue oven:

  • Take 2 lemons. In a bowl, extract the juice from the lemons. Put half of the extracted juice in another bowl.
  • Using a brush or sponge, moisten the dirty walls of your oven with the lemon juice extracted previously. Leave on for 5 mins.
  • Next, place the bowl filled with juice in the oven. Heat the oven to 250°C for 30 minutes.
  • After half an hour or so, take a sponge or a cloth and wipe clean the walls more easily.

Can you use Easy-Off on blue porcelain oven?

Yes, you can use Easy-Off on a blue porcelain oven. The degreaser has been designed for use on stainless steel, enamel, and glass-ceramic.

Cleaners like Easy-Off contain powerful chemicals like sodium hydroxide and amphoteric surfactants which allow the degreaser to clean the oven in a short time and with little effort.

Follow these steps to clean a blue porcelain oven using Easy-Off:

Simply spray the Easy-Off onto the oven wall and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a sponge or rag to scrub the wall until it is clean. Be sure to rinse the area well afterward so that there is no residue left behind.

Why is the inside of my oven purple?

The purple color in your oven is glass-coated steel which has been applied in high temperatures.

The purple coating stops UV rays from exiting the oven, which means your food will cook more evenly.

Additionally, when the oven lights are on, a purple oven looks prettier than it does on a black or grey interior.

Again just like blue, Purple also reflects light better, which increases the visibility of the food while giving it a generally appetizing look.

What are oven walls made of?

Most oven walls are made with either stainless steel or porcelain-enameled steel.

Porcelain enamel is most commonly used for building walls of commercial ovens because it is non-stick, which makes it easier to clean.

However, porcelain can scratch or chip easily, which exposes the metal to damage from rust. In addition, damaged porcelain can trap food debris, which will encourage the growth of bacteria.

On the other hand, stainless steel is unlikely to chip or crack when cleaning it or if impacted by pans. However, it isn’t non-stick so it is much more difficult to clean the debris.

Final Word

While many assume they are just a gimmick and an unnecessary luxury, blue oven interiors actually come with a number of benefits that many might not know about.

Many high-end brands are adding blue porcelain ovens to their ranges and it’s safe to assume they’ve done their research.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you do yours, and while blue oven interiors certainly aren’t a game-changer, at least you now understand why some swear by them.