Do you find baking and cooking your thing? If you think that the chances are great that you’ll be using your oven a lot more frequently in the coming months, then it would be better to know some simple tips in cleaning your oven using Bio-friendly materials.
If you have those unsightly burnt marks on the bottom of your oven, it’s likely nothing more than a bottle of vinegar can’t solve. Fill a clean spray bottle halfway with vinegar and saturate the messed-up area. Allow for a couple of hours of sitting time for the greatest results. Prepare to be impressed with your effort by wiping it clean with a cloth and warm water.
2. Baking Soda
Mix baking soda and water in a bowl until paste forms. Allow the paste to sit overnight on your stove (focused on the very unclean parts). The next day, take a plastic spatula that you won’t be used for food preparation and scrape all of the baked-on buildups away. If any excess remains, use warm water and a sponge to clean it off.
Warm-up your oven at a low temperature. Turn off and before it cools, spray surfaces with water. Sprinkle salt liberally throughout the oven and allow to sit until the oven has cooled down. Using a heavy-duty sponge or plastic scrubber, loosen stuck-on grease and burnt-on foods. Wipe clean using a cloth and warm water.
4. Vinegar and Baking Soda Combo
Do you need to bring in the big guns? This winning combo will get the task done in no time. It also bubbles and bursts like your primary school volcano project… How many other cleaning products can claim to be able to do that? Simply spray the inside of your oven (particularly the caked-on filth on the bottom) with vinegar and then sprinkle with baking soda. Allow the ingredients to react and dissolve the dirt.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and then turn it off. Place an oven-safe dish filled with ammonia on the middle rack. Fill a second oven-safe dish halfway with boiling water and set it on the bottom rack of the oven. Set aside for the night. Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe off the inside of your oven the next morning (or afternoon, we won’t judge). Prepare to be surprised by how clean your oven will be, and how simple it will be to make it that way.
6. Dryer Sheets and Dish Soap
This tip is for your oven racks, which also require some tender loving care. Fill your bathtub with enough hot water to completely cover the racks to make them seem new again. Allow 1 1/2 cup natural dish soap and 6 eco-friendly dryer sheets to soak overnight in the water. Clean the racks with another dryer sheet the next day (and maybe rinse out your tub, too).