Sometimes, cleaning your over feels like a task worthy of the 12 Labors of Hercules. Thankfully, there are 7 Oven-Cleaning Hacks That Don’t Involve Any Harsh Chemicals you can use to get your over spic-and-span when push comes to shove.
Oven-Cleaning Hacks Sans Any Harsh Chemicals
- Clean the Oven Naturally With Baking Soda and Vinegar: If you have to use acid then use vinegar. Baking soda is effective in absorbing both the food, stain, and smell emanating from your used oven.
- Use Salt as a Quick Fix: Salt is abrasive but not too much so. It’s also readily available for salting stains to make them easier to remove. As soon as the juice drips down on your oven, just put salt on the stain for easy removal later.
- Steam Clean Your Oven With Vinegar: Again with the vinegar? Yes, again with the vinegar. Heat up your oven with a pot of water then when it starts boiling, add an equal amount of white vinegar and allow it to boil for another 30 seconds or so.
- Use Water and Lemons: Use two lemons and water to get your oven clean and smelling fresh. Fill a pan with water, add the juice of two lemons, and even add the lemon halves in the pan. Afterwards, put the pan in the oven and let it boil to steaming hotness. Wipe down the oven afterwards.
- Get Every Little Nook and Cranny Clean With an Old Toothbrush: This one is self-explanatory. Use an old toothbrush dipped in cleaning solution to brush away food remnants like old pizza sauce or sticky garlic breadcrumbs in your oven.
- Clean Your Oven Racks in the Bathtub: Do you lack an automatic dishwasher? Or are your oven racks too large for it? You can use your bathtub to clean your over racks! Just line the tub with old towels, fill the tub with a dishwasher tablet, and clean away. Wash your tub afterwards.
Always Start by Vacuuming: Be proactive. Clean up your oven after usage with a vacuum to get all those crumbs and food bits removed before they settle into the appliance. Afterwards, brush or wipe down the sticky bits with dishwashing cleaner.