Cleaning the oven is not my favorite task. In fact, it’s one that I dread. However, I do know it’s easier to clean the oven when you clean it more often. So, hopefully we can all tackle this project today using one of the three cleaning methods below. Since we cleaned the oven earlier this year, it should be a little easier this time!
Spring Clean the oven with the self-cleaning feature.
I’ve used the self-cleaning feature in the past but it freaked me out every time. The oven door locks, it heats up to a bajillion degrees, and 6 hours later, the oven door unlocks and it’s magically clean!
Worth it? Maybe not. You can’t leave the house during that time frame (and you’ll probably remember you promised to pick up your son’s friend at the exact moment you hit start). Plus, using the self-cleaning feature may do more harm than good. Use with caution!
Spring Clean the oven with a conventional oven cleaner.
A conventional oven cleaner is actually a pretty pain free way to clean the oven. You usually just have to spray, let it soak for a few minutes, and wipe away.
Keep in mind that most conventional oven cleaners contain a boatload of chemicals so if that concerns you, a natural oven cleaner like this one may be an option.
Spring Clean the oven with a DIY oven cleaner.
I’ve used this baking soda/vinegar mixture to clean my ridiculously dirty oven before and it worked quite well. It didn’t clean up perfectly, but I hadn’t cleaned my oven in two years (ahem!). If you clean your oven on a regular basis, then this method should work just fine!
Natural Oven Cleaner
- Nylon Pan Scraper
- Baking Soda
Using my favorite kitchen tool ever, the nylon pan scraper, scrape dried food off the oven floor. Then sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the oven, focusing heavily on dirty areas. Next, spray or pour vinegar over baking soda. Allow the mixture to work its magic until the bubbling stops. Use scraper again if needed. Wipe away debris with towel. If it’s been two years since you cleaned your oven, repeat.
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