You’ve probably discovered that ovens are not an easy thing to clean. Or if you’re like me, you have simply avoided the situation altogether… for weeks, months or longer. Sure, you may shine the window or wipe away accidental spills but when was the last time you did the thorough, deep clean? Luckily, we’ve found a few natural ways to clean your oven so you will finally be able to tick this task off your cleaning list!
Baking soda is a really effective natural cleaning solution. Simply, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water in a small bowl. This should create a spreadable paste – you may need to adjust the ratio as needed. Next, coat your oven in this mixture the best you can. Now my favourite part, just let it sit for a few hours (make sure your oven is turned OFF!). Then you’ll just need to wipe up the paste with a cloth and repeat until the baking soda residue is gone. This technique will help remove all that grease and grime build up.
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Bowl of hot water
For those of you who already have a relatively clean oven, this technique will likely work for you. Place a large oven-safe bowl full of water onto the bottom rack. Then, turn your oven onto a high setting to bake for 20-25 minutes. Once your oven has cooled, the steam will have loosened any grime so you’ll just need a damp cloth to wipe it clean.
Care for your oven in-between big cleanings by placing a baking sheet on the bottom rack. This baking sheet will help catch spills and overflows and can be easily cleaned afterwards!
How often do you clean your oven? Do you have any other tricks to keep your oven clean? Share with us below!