Cleaning an oven may feel like a difficult task, especially when you look inside after years of ignoring it. Whether you make large meals often enough or you bake from time to time, there comes a time when you need to get it cleaned up to a spotless state.
Tips will give you some ideas about making it happen without the added annoyance of harsh chemicals
Cleaning the Oven Using Baking Soda and Vinegar
If your oven is really dirty and you lack the bottle of oven cleaner at home, or you simply prefer to use a less aggressive solution, vinegar and baking soda is the way to go. Mixing one-half cult of baking soda alongside water and making a paste, you can use that to cake the bottom of the oven, the sides and the glass oven door. Avoid putting any on the heating elements, however. Let that mix stay there for two hours or more, or even overnight. Once that’s done, take a spray bottle, fill it with water and vinegar in a 50/50 mix and spray that all over the baking soda. The vinegar’s acid will react with the baking soda, boiling up and foaming up. This works great to remove any burnt food stains from the inside. Let that sit for about half an hour, then grab a rubber spatula if you can and remove the baking soda mixture. Use a damp cloth to wipe the remains to perfection.
Using Salt for Quick Cleaning
Using salt is one cheap and fast way to clean your oven. When you make it, there may be droplets of the food you’re preparing that make it to the surface of the oven. When that happens, sprinkle salt on the leak when it happens in the still-hot oven. When the oven cools, you’ll have a much easier time getting rid of the stain.
Steam Clean Your Oven using Vinegar
Steam cleaning with hot water and vinegar is a great way to clean your oven quickly. The combination can break down the grime and allow something as simple as cleaning it up with a cloth after. Boiling a third of a pot of water on the stove, then adding an equal amount of white vinegar and letting it boil for another 30 seconds gives you a perfect mix. Remove the pot, then place it inside the oven on the rack. Close the door, let the oven on and allow the pot to sit inside for about an hour. When you get the door open, you can start wiping with a soapy cloth.
Two lemons and a bit of water is a great way to cut through the oven grease. Just grab a pan, fill that up with water and squeeze two lemons inside. You can also use the lemon halves inside the pan. Put the pan in the oven, let it boil and then take the pan out. The resulting steam will break up the grease and help you wipe it off when that’s done. Use a damp cloth and get rid of it.
Using an Old Toothbrush to Reach Difficult Areas
Old toothbrushes can be used to clean bathrooms, but they can be very useful for oven cleaning as well. The harder to reach areas and the corners of your oven is notoriously hard to reach. You can easily solve the issue by using one. Just dip it inside a cleaning solution and you’ll be set. It will be a great new addition to your set of tools for oven cleaning.