How to naturally clean your oven 78



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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

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.


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.


Another tip:

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!

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  1. I’m even lazier. As an asthmatic I have a real problem with oven cleaners so I am luck enough to have a gentleman who comes an cleans my oven, microwave and very large BBQ every six months and they are always spotless.

    3 REPLY
    • Bbq and oven man. It’s a franchise operating in NSW (Sydney, Wollongong and Central Coast/ Newcastle) . He charges $200 every six months and it is worth every cent. Check your local yellow pages because they might operate in your area under another name.

    • Every 6 months my micro gets cleaned weekly and my bar b q monthly my oven I never cook in just keep foods warm because my bar b q is my oven. But every 6 months

  2. Very seldom use the oven. But when I do, I give it a quick clean out while it is still warm so I don’t end up with baked in grease in it.

  3. A cup of water cooked for a couple of minutes cleans the microwave hadn’t thiught to try it in the oven a stainless steel pot scrubber makes short work of cleaning the racks

  4. The amount of baking soda paste referred to in the article wouldn’t even cover one side of an oven! However, I do clean my microwave by putting half a lemon in a cup of water and ‘cooking’ it for 5 minutes. gets rid of gunk and smells nice too

  5. Be careful with oven cleaners
    After spraying oven one evening I was giddy as hell next day for three hours .
    Yes should have worn a mask…

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