Worried about how to clean your oven door, rack, or an oven window? Sigh! There are some of the easiest DIY hacks to get things going. Yes, a simple mixture of baking soda, water, and vinegar is all you need to get that sparkling oven with minimal efforts.
Here are few ways to clean your oven using products that you already have in your kitchen.
Baking soda is a top pick for what to use to clean an oven. Follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Remove the racks. You need to remove the racks to get started.
Step 2: Mix a baking soda paste. In the mixing bowl, blend a half a cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water (adjust according to the size of your oven. When you finally get a spreadable paste, start spreading it inside the oven. You'll want to get it all over the interior. Remember; do not use it on the heating elements.
For oven racks, you can clean them in a bathtub using this mixture (consult your manual for a clearer cleaning route).
Step 3: Wait. Let the mixture sit overnight in the oven for at least 12 hours. The baking soda might turn brown – relax for there is nothing to panic.
Step 4: Use the vinegar. When it’s all done, gently spread vinegar over the surface and allow it to react with the paste (this will help to scrub off the debris easily).
That’s it. The tedious job is done without any efforts.
For glass oven door, add a little bit of water to ¼ cup of baking soda and mix to form a thick paste. Then, open the door, spread the paste across the inside glass with a sponge. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, then wipe it off with a damp sponge. Finish by buffing with a paper towel. Your glass oven door will shine as new.
We all are aware that lemons work wonders on grease. Why not apply the science? For this trick, you’ll require two lemons, a little bit of water, a baking dish, and a scouring pad. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juices into a baking dish. Once you’ve squeezed it dry, place the remaining lemon casings in the dish as well. Fill the dish 1/3 full of water and place it in the oven. Bake it at 250 degrees for half an hour.
Step 2: Just sit back and relax! As the mixture heats up, the vapours will start clinging to the grime, making it loose enough to wipe away.
Step 3: Remove the dish and let the oven cool. Now, use a scouring pad to scrub away whatever is left inside. Use the remaining lemon water to rinse away the grime as you scrub. Keep sponging until your oven is clean. Then, dry with a towel.
Note: The oven will smoke during this process. Just be cautious — turn on the oven fan and open a window.