When it comes to cleaning ovens, things could become tricky. Many modern ovens contain a self-cleaning mode in which the oven will heat itself to a high temperature to burn off oil stains, grease, and food leftovers.
Although effective, this cleaning function often induces an extremely odorous smoke. Alternatively, you might think of using oven cleaner to polish your oven.
However, this can be risky as the chemical cleaner can be toxic and potentially hurt your skin if not treated appropriately. Fortunately, Sparkling and Beyond recommend alternatives for cleaning your oven with baking soda and vinegar.
These ingredients are highly accessible, natural, and effective to clean up your oven. We will detail each step in the following blog so that your oven can be polished with great success.
Prepare the materials for oven cleaning
You need the following products to clean your oven:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Rubber gloves
- A spray
- A piece of cloth
Remove everything before cleaning the oven
Make sure to empty everything inside the oven such as shelves, thermometers, or other kitchen wares.
Make the baking soda solution for oven cleaning
Mix baking soda with water in equal amounts and this solution will form a dense paste like butter spread. You will cover the whole interior surface of the oven with this paste so make sure you have enough amount at hand.
Coat the baking soda paste on the oven for cleaning
Coat the baking soda spread on the whole interior surface of your oven. It is suggested to wear a pair of gloves to do this job or your hand will become very dirty and the stain could even stay under your nails.
When coating, avoid the heating device. Once the oven is covered with the coat, the paste will gradually turn to brown because it is now mixed with the oil stain.
Leave the paste for 12 hours or more to clean the oven
The paste needs at least 12 hours to fully take effect. While waiting, you can turn to clean the oven shelves. Immerse the oven racks in hot water for two hours and then wash them with soap. This simple method will keep your racks polished/as stunning as new.
Remove the paste in the oven after cleaning
After 12 hours, it is time to remove the paste. Wipe away the paste and stains as much as you can with a piece of wet cloth. If encountering more unyielding grime, a spatula should be able to clear it off.
Apply vinegar inside the oven for cleaning
Pour the vinegar into the spraying bottle and spray the vinegar over the interior surface of the oven. This procedure will make the remaining baking soda paste become a kind of foam so that it can be easily wiped away in the next step.
Wipe the interior again to clean the oven
Wipe the inside of the oven again with a wet cloth to remove the remaining foam and dirt. After this, put back the oven shelves and leave the oven to dry. Alternatively, you can dry your oven by turning low-temperature mode on for a short period of time.
Cleaning the oven is not complicated as long as you have the common kitchen ingredients such as baking soda and vinegar at hand. Make a mixture of baking soda and cover it on the interior of the oven and wait for 12 hours before removing the dirty coat.
Finally, spray the vinegar on the inside of the oven and wipe it away. You will have a nearly brand-new oven again! If you are still not sure about how to do this, you can contact Sparkling and Beyond and let us do the dirty job for you!
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