9 everyday products and methods to clean a dirty oven
Have you ever used a powerful oven cleaner? Then you’ll be familiar with the chemical smell and the nasty fumes it releases. This can’t be good for your health, right? Luckily, you don’t need any chemical-ridden oven cleaners to clean your dirty oven. There are much easier and cheaper solutions and some of them are healthier too. We’ve put together a list of the nine easiest ways to clean your oven. Some are very powerful, while other solutions are a lot milder.
What’s your preferred way to clean an oven?
1. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and a bit of dish soap. Create a thick paste out of these ingredients and rub this onto the dirty parts of your oven. Leave this to sit for a while and then spray some white vinegar on top. Use rubber gloves and a brush or cloth to scrub the oven clean.
2. Pumice stone
Simply use a pumice stone and some warm water. That way, you won’t have trouble with damaging fumes or soap residue that gets left behind in your oven. This can start to stink when you turn your oven back on, which is not what you want, of course.
3. Bathroom cleaner
A lot of bathroom cleaners come in the form a foamy spray. These are meant to remove limescale and soap residue, but they work great against grease as well! Spray it into the dirty oven and leave it to sit and soak for a couple of hours before scrubbing the oven clean.
4. Ammonia and garbage bags
To clean baking trays and oven racks, you can fill a sturdy garbage bag with ammonia and water. Put the oven rack and/or baking tray inside the bag and let this soak for about an hour. Open the bag (use a mask or a tea towel against the fumes) and thoroughly rinse the tray or rack with water.
5. Boiling water
Bring a pot of water up to a boil and immediately put this in the oven when it’s bubbling profusely. Close the oven and let the steam do its work. Let it steam for an hour and then clean the oven with a cloth.
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