After your lovely baking sessions, you realize you need to finally clean your oven professionally to remove all the grease, oil, and bakery smells. We know it may sound a bit tough to do, but hey, oven cleaning job doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive. In fact, if you just follow our top oven cleaning tips and tricks in this article, we assure you that this will be the easiest thing that can be done in your house chore list.
So without further ado, here all the tips:
1. Vinegar & Baking Soda Can Do Wonders
First, on the list, we bring you the easiest way you can clean your oven is by utilizing one of the best natural household cleaning mixture, i.e. the combination of vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar acts as an acidic liquid and when combining with the alkali nature of baking soda, forms a powerful cleaning agent that can remove greasy foods and grime from your oven surface. To start cleaning, all you need are:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
- Warm water
Start off by removing the grades from the oven. Pour baking soda into a bowl and add some lukewarm water to it. Mix well and pour the mixture into the spray bottle. Let the mixture sit for about 12 hours then add some white vinegar into the bottle. Spray the cleaning agent inside the oven and stove and let it sit there for 10-15 minutes. Then you will be surprised by how effective and easy it is for the smell and grease to be removed.
2. Steam Cleaning The Oven With Lemon Or Vinegar
The above tip works better to remove the grease, but if you still find some leftover bad smells then it’s time to do some oven steam cleaning. For this method, you can either use lemon or vinegar, but we recommend going with the former as a lemon when boiled, emits a more soothing scent. Just like you would see at the spa, this process involves dipping a lemon peel into the boiling water and place the bowl inside your oven. Let it sit there for a while and all is left is a nice soothing smell of lemon.
3. Old Toothbrush Can Become Useful
One thing that many people complain about is how difficult it is to clean the corners of the stove or oven. That’s when your old toothbrush comes into play. Besides using it for your teeth and cleaning the bathroom, a toothbrush can help your kitchen cleaning process becomes more effective. To use it for cleaning the oven, you will need to dip a toothbrush in a bowl of baking soda and start rubbing off the hard stains from your oven’s corners and tough spots. Once done rubbing, you can just wipe off the leftovers using a cloth. Easy and simple as it sounds!
4. Use Salt
Next oven and stove cleaning tips we have for you is to use salt to remove leaks that come out while preparing food. Not everyone knows about this trick but we guarantee you, just by sprinkling some salt on the leaks and stains on your oven surface, and wipe them out using a cloth, you will see how easy it is to clean the oven. You can even maximize the cleaning power of this by mixing salt with some dish soap in a bowl and smear the mixture all over the stains. This will quickly help clean your oven and will make it look as good as new.
5. Remove Tough Stains With Ammonia & Water
Last but not least, is to clean your oven without literally scrubbing it. Yes, you heard that right, and this is our favorite way of cleaning the oven. All you need are:
- 1 cup of ammonia
- Boiling water
- Dish soap
Start off by preheating the oven to about 150° F. Then at the bottom rack of your oven, place a dish filled with boiling water. On top of it, place another dish filled with ammonia. Then close the oven door and leave it for about 30-45 minutes. After you open the oven, you will see that most of the stains and gunk have already been removed by the ammonia fumes. Lastly, you can use a sponge dipped in dish soap and wipe out the leftover’s stubborn stains. And there you have it, our top affordable oven cleaning tips that you can easily do it yourself at home, using ingredients in your kitchen.