Keeping your NEFF Slide&Hide oven clean can seem like a daunting task, especially with the Slide&Hide oven door feature.

However, keeping your appliance free of grease, grime and dirt will make sure your oven stays in top condition for years to come.

Cleaning the Slide&Hide Oven Door

Keeping the oven door glass clean can dramatically improve the look of your kitchen, but also make it easier to monitor your culinary creations.

Before starting any cleaning, it is important to check the oven is cold. You can choose to remove the oven door completely or you can leave it attached to clean the exterior glass.


Detach the Door

  1. Unlock the left and right hinge locks by pushing upwards fully on both sides with a screwdriver.
  2. Open the appliance door slightly using a coin to turn the two hinge locks on the bottom inside of the appliance. Turn the left lock clockwise and the right lock anti-clockwise.
  3. Close the oven door until you feel the locks engage. You won't be able to close the door anymore.
  4. Lift the door handle up on the two sides using both hands. You can now pull the oven door out and upwards.
  5. Place the oven door front side facing down on an even and clean surface. You can also choose to place the door on a towel to avoid damage and scratches.

Remove the Glass

  1. To remove the oven door glass, push on both sides until the inner glass is released.
  2. Lift out the inner glass carefully and slide it away from the door handle.
  3. Carefully remove the first and second reflectors.
  4. Push the intermediate panel down whilst lifting the holder tab carefully until you can pull it out.
  5. Remove the first and second intermediate panels by pulling them up and out.

Start Cleaning

  1. Using glass cleaner and soft cloth, clean the oven door glass and reflectors on both sides.
  2. Don't use any scrapers, sharp objects and detergents.
  3. Don't clean or touch the LEDs.

Reassemble the Glass & Door

  1. Dry off and fit the reflectors, followed by the glass panels.
  2. Place the oven door on the left and right guide rollers at the same time. Before letting go, make sure the door does not tilt unevenly and is fitted correctly.
  3. Push the door handle upwards so the appliance lies flat.
  4. Release both locks by using a coin on the oven door. Turn the left lock anti-clockwise and the right lock clockwise.
  5. Close both the hinge locks by pushing downwards on left and right sides using a screwdriver.
  6. Your oven door is now reassembled!

Why not check out our full collection of NEFF appliances here at Kitchen Economy whilst you're here?

How to Use Pyrolytic & EasyClean

Once you have cleaned the oven door, it's time to clean the inside of your NEFF Slide&Hide oven. Luckily there are a variety of self cleaning features that will make your life much easier!

If you're fed up of having to constantly scrub away at stubborn stains, you'll love the Pyrolytic and EasyClean features.


Pyrolytic Cleaning

If you're prone to be a messy home cook, Pyrolytic cleaning will take the hassle out of your oven maintenance. No more harsh chemicals needed!

Instead of spending hours scrubbing away at grime, this function turns all food deposits and grease to ash by heating the cavity to and extremely hot 485°C.

  1. Firstly remove all wire shelves, baking trays, rails, shelf guides and water tank if you have one.
  2. Give the empty oven cavity a quick wipe with a damp cloth to remove any light food residues.
  3. Turn on the oven and select the Pyrolytic cleaning function and choose the level of cleaning desired.
    • Light residue: around 1 hour 15 minutes.
    • Medium residue: around 1 hours 30 minutes.
    • Heavy residue: around 2 hours.
  4. The door will lock whilst the oven heats up and whilst it cools down once the cleaning process finishes.
  5. Open the door and wipe away any ash with a damp cloth.
  6. Reassemble all your oven accessories.

Please note: this cleaning method is not for regular use and should only be used for a deep-clean every 6-12 months.


EasyClean Function

For regular or quick cleaning that is environmentally friendly, we recommend you use the EasyClean function.

This self-cleaning method is perfect for lightly soiled ovens and uses a water and liquid soap mixture to loosen up food residues.

  1. Start with a cold oven.
  2. Remove all baking trays, wire shelves, rails and shelf guides (you can keep the water tank inside).
  3. Mix together a couple drops of dish soap and 400ml of water.
  4. Pour the mixture into the bottom of the oven.
  5. Select the EasyClean function and let the function run.
  6. Wipe the cavity walls with a clean sponge and reassemble the oven accessories.

If you're getting fed up of having to constantly hand wash your dishes, it's time to get a dishwasher in your life! Not only will this make your life much easier, it is an efficient way to clean your dinnerware.

Whether you're living in a one bedroom apartment or a large family with an endless supply of dishes, we'll be able to find the dishwasher for you.


The first choice you'll have to make is whether you want a freestanding or an integrated dishwasher. This will depend on your kitchen interior design, how much floor space you have and your existing cabinets.


A freestanding dishwasher is a standalone appliance that can be placed wherever there is a water and electricity supply. This gives you greater flexibility to move your appliance to a position that is most convenient.


For modern kitchen designs with sleek surfaces, an integrated dishwasher fits seamlessly into your cabinets. This model is an ideal choice for households with limited floor space.


The second consideration you'll need to make is how many place settings you want. This will depend on how many people live in your house and how often you wish to run your dishwasher.

  • 9-10 place settings: 1-2 person household.
  • 12-13 place settings: 2-3 person household.
  • 14+ place settings: 4+ person household.

For the smaller place settings, it may be worth considering a freestanding or an integrated slimline dishwasher. These models will take up less space without sacrificing wash quality.


With such a variety of dishwasher available on the market, it is worth looking out for these key features for a reliable performance.

Flexible Baskets

One of the most common features across dishwashers on the market, flexible baskets makes sure loading and unloading your dishwasher is as easy as possible. Looking out for a height-adjustable top basket and a removable lower basket will give you optimal convenience.

Anti-Flood Device

Fed up of having your dishwasher flood on you after a wash cycle? An anti-flood device gives you extra peace of mind when an inlet pipe springs a leak, which automatically turns off the water supply.

Salt & Rinse Indicator Lights

Found on the outside of the control panel, these indicator lights remove the guess work when your salt and rinse aid runs out. Rinse aid ensures your dishes are sparkling clean whilst salt helps soften the water.

Cutlery Basket

Make loading up your dirty cutlery even easier with a separate cutlery basket. Often removable, you can take the basket to your dinner table, load up and put into the dishwasher ready to wash.

Energy Efficiency

A common myth is that dishwashers use more energy and water than hand washing, however this isn't true! Dishwashers are now much more environmentally friend and energy efficient than hand washing, with ratings ranging from A+ to A+++.

Smart Technology

For households with an Amazon Alexa, Google Home or smartphone, utilising smart technologies means you can remotely control settings and change functions with ease.


As you can imagine, over the years we've been asked a wide variety of questions about dishwashers. Here are just a few of the most common.

Will dishwashers save me money?

Absolutely! On average, dishwashers use less water and energy than traditional hand washing. A lot of models now come with sensors and environmentally friendly features that adjust water and energy levels needed to keep your dishes clean.

What should I do if my dishwasher starts to smell?

Regularly cleaning your dishwasher filter will prevent any smell build-up inside the cavity. This should be done at least once a month.

Can I use dish soap instead of dishwasher detergent?

You should never substitute dishwasher detergent with liquid hand soap. This is because liquid soap can cause too many suds which could cause your dishwasher to overflow.

Do I need to pre-rinse the my dishes before loading?

Pre-rinsing is no longer needed! As long as you use an especially designed dishwasher detergent, you won't need to pre-rinse dishes.

How much is the cheapest dishwasher?

At Kitchen Economy we have a wide selection of dishwashers available at under £250.

Whether you're looking to increase your storage capacity or looking upgrade your kitchen, an American fridge freezer will certainly be the envy of your guests.

Offering lots of storage features, ice and water dispensers as well as plenty of capacity, it is important to find the best appliance for your household. 


The first consideration to make is how much capacity you will need for your household. Offering a much more storage than other standard fridge freezers, you'll be able to feed lots more hungry mouths.

  • 200 litres: 1-2 people and can hold up to 11 bags of shopping.
  • 400 litres: 2-3 people and can hold up to 22 bags of shopping.
  • 600 litres: 4-5 people and can hold up to 33 bags of shopping.
  • 700+ litres: 5+ people and can hold up to 38 bags of shopping.

As American fridge freezers offer such large capacities, the models will always be freestanding. This gives you the flexibility to position the appliance wherever is most convenient for your interior.


Before making your purchase, we suggest you watch out for the following features to ensure your appliance works for you. 

Energy Rating

As your American fridge freezer will have to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, you need to watch out for appliances with high energy ratings.

Ranging from A+ to A+++, you'll be able to save money on your utility bills whilst keeping your food fresh.

Water/Ice Dispenser

A popular feature with a lot of manufactures, water and ice dispensers give you an instant supply of freshly cooled water and ice cubes to create delicious drinks.

It is important to check if your appliance will need to be plumbed or uses a reservoir, as this will change the installation method.

Smart Technology

If you own a smartphone, Google Home or Amazon Alexa, it is worth looking out for Smart Technology enabled appliances. By connecting your model to the WiFi, you'll be able to remotely adjust temperatures and settings.


Over the years, we've been asked a wide variety of questions before purchase. Here is a list of just a few of these.


What is Holiday Mode?

You'll find that some models will have a Holiday Mode function. This makes sure that your food stays fresh whilst you're away, but reduces energy consumption by slightly raising the temperatures.

Do all American fridge freezers require a plumbed water supply?

A signature feature for lots of models, a water and ice dispenser will sometimes require plumbing into your main supply. However, some use a built-in reservoir that will need to be refilled regularly.

Are the running costs expensive?

This depends entirely on the energy efficiency ratings, but most models have a rating of A+ to A+++, so you can have peace of mind that your utility bills stay under control.

What temperature should a freezer and fridge be?

The fridge section should have temperatures at or below 4°C, whilst the freezer compartment should have a temperature of around -18°C. Keeping temperatures stable is important for keeping your food fresh and free of bacteria.

How long should I leave my new appliance to settle?

When installing a new appliance, it's important leave it to stand before plugging it in. We always recommend you leave the appliance at least 4 hours.

Fridge freezers are a great option for households looking to save space in the kitchen. Combining two appliances into one, you'll have all your favourite foods in one handy location.

Perfect for small apartments or a large family, making sure you purchase the correct appliance for your household will make your life much easier.


The first choice you'll have to make is whether you would like a freestanding or integrated fridge freezer. This will depend on your kitchen interior design and space available.


Allowing greater flexibility than integrated models, freestanding fridge freezers come in a larger variety of widths, height and depths. Furthermore, as they only require a plug, you can place the appliance wherever is most convenient.


For households with seamless interiors, integrated fridge freezers can be installed into your existing kitchen units. However, these tend to be a standard width and height which can restrict the capacity.

Please bear in mind that there are two hinge types with integrated models, fixed or sliding hinge. A fixed hinge is when the cabinet door is attached directly to the appliance, whilst the sliding hinge is fixed to the door.


The second consideration you need to make is how much capacity you want for your fridge freezer. This will depend on your lifestyle, household size and how often you buy food.

It is worth noting that freestanding models often have larger storage capacities whilst integrated models have restricted capacities due to the kitchen units.

  • 1-2 people: we suggest 100-200 litre appliance that can hold around 5-10 bags of shopping.
  • 3-4 people: we recommend a 200-300 litre appliance that can store 10-15 bags of shopping. 
  • 5-6 people: we propose a 300+ litre appliance that can hold over 15 bags of shopping.


Making sure your fridge freezer is working for your household's need is important for making your life much easier. Here are a few features you should keep an eye out.

Auto Defrost

To keep your fridge section working efficiently, it is vital to keep ice build-up away. Auto defrost functions work by regularly warming up the back wall, ensuring optimum performance every day of the year.


Preventing bacteria from growing or entering your fridge freezer is crucial for keeping your food fresh. This is achieved with a special antibacterial coating or with the door seals.

Fast Freeze/Chill

When loading up freshly cooked food or your weekly shop, the fridge and freezer sections can warm up. Fast freeze or chill functions rapidly cool down food for lock in freshness and flavour.

Frost Free

Having to constantly manually defrost the freezer section can be a laborious task. Frost free fridge freezers prevent any ice build-up which keeps your appliance working efficiently.

Energy Rating

As refrigeration appliances have to run 24 hours, 365 days a year, utility bills can rise easily. That's why it's important to look out for the energy efficiency rating. Most fridge freezers range from A to A+++ for energy efficiency ratings.


We have been asked a multitude of questions over the years, so we've compiled a list of the most common.

What is the difference between a fixed and sliding hinge?

When looking for a new integrated model, you'll have a choice of two door hinges. A fixed hinge attaches the cabinet door directly to the appliance door which supports the full weight.

On the other hand, a sliding hinge is attached to the cabinet door which allows it to slide across when the door is opened and closed.

How long should I leave my new appliance to settle?

When your new appliance arrives in your kitchen, it is important to leave the appliance to settle. We suggest you leave your fridge freezer to stand for at least 4 hours before plugging in.



What temperature should a freezer and fridge be?

Ensuring your fridge freezer temperatures are correct will impact how long your food stays fresh. For the fridge section the recommended temperature should be at or below 4°C, whilst freezers should be maintained at around -18°C.


What is the cost of the cheapest fridge freezer?

Here at Kitchen Economy we have a selection of fridge freezers under £250.

Making sure you purchase the correct freezer and fridge for your household will make sure more of your food stays fresher for longer.

Whether you're looking to expand your refrigeration capacity or furnishing your first home, this guide will help you make an informed choice.


The first consideration you'll have to make is whether to have a freestanding or integrated model. This will determine the look of your kitchen interior and how it is installed.


Freestanding models offer greater flexibility with positioning and come in a variety of colours and designs. They also come in a wide selection of widths, depths and heights, so you'll be able to find the model best suited for your kitchen.


For modern kitchen designs with seamless surfaces and units, integrated models will best suit your interior. Often coming in one standard width, these appliances will fit into your existing units.

There are two possible door hinge fittings for integrated models, a fixed hinge or a sliding hinge. It is important to check which hinge your current appliance has, otherwise your new model won't fit.


After you've decided whether you'd like freestanding or integrated, you need to determine the capacity. This completely depends on your specific needs, mainly relying on the number of people in your household.

In general, freestanding models tend to offer the largest storage capacities. This is because the dimensions on the appliance can be much more varied than an integrated model.

  • 1-2 people: we suggest 100-200 litre appliance that can hold around 5-10 bags of shopping.
  • 3-4 people: we recommend a 200-300 litre appliance that can store 10-15 bags of shopping. 
  • 5-6 people: we propose a 300+ litre appliance that can hold over 15 bags of shopping.


As there are lots of different freezer and fridges on the market, it's important you evaluate the features available. Here are just a few.

Auto Defrost

Have you ever noticed ice building up on the back wall of your larder fridge? You'll want to look out for an auto defrost feature that will regularly defrost the back wall.


To prevent bacteria growth and food spoiling earlier than planned, some models come with especially design antibacterial door seals or coating.

Fast Freeze

If you're putting in fresh left overs or loading up your weekly shop, sometimes your freezer interior temperature can rise. That's why it's important to look out for a fast freeze option that quickly lowers the temperature.

Frost Free

Keeping your freezer working efficiently, it's crucial to keep ice build-up to a minimum. Frost free freezers means you won't have to manually defrost regularly, making it much more convenient.


Over the 40+ years we've been in business, we get asked a variety of questions by our customers looking to by a refrigeration appliance. Here are our most common questions.

What is the difference between a fixed and sliding hinge?

For integrated models, you'll have the choice between a fixed or sliding hinge. A fixed hinge attaches the cabinet door directly to the appliance door which supports the full weight.

On the other hand, a sliding hinge is attached to the kitchen door which allows it to slide in and out as the door is opened and closed.

What temperature should a freezer and fridge be?

To keep your food fresh and flavoursome, you need to make sure your appliance is kept at the correct temperatures. For fridges the ideal temperature is at or below 4°C, whilst freezers should be kept at around -18°C.

What is the difference between a larder and ice box fridge?

There are two different types of fridge, a larder or an ice box. Larder fridges don't come with an integrated ice box, giving you more room to store chilled produce. Ice box fridges are as the name suggest, they have a separate small freezer section at the top.

How long should I leave my new appliance to settle?

Once you've installed your new appliance, we advise you leave your freezer or fridge to stand for at least 4 hours before plugging in the appliance. This is to let the gases settle inside the cooling motor.

What is the cost of the cheapest freezer or fridge?

At Kitchen Economy we have a variety of models available at under £200.