The Best Way to Clean An Oven
Your oven can be your best friend if you’re no stranger to complicated recipes and you love to create new and delicious meals and cakes. But it’s no secret that your oven gets really dirty really quickly, and cleaning it up can be a big challenge! Check out the ultimate way to clean your oven in this article!
Step 1: Make sure the oven is cool
It seems like we don’t need to tell you this, but you must absolutely wait for your oven to be cool to clean it up. Even if you just took out a dish and you’re eager to clean it up, it’s best to wait up a couple of hours at least.
Step 2: Pick the right oven cleaner
There are plenty of fancy oven cleaners in the market, and we encourage you to give some of them a go to check out which is the most useful one. But, if we’re being honest, the best oven cleaner there ever was is baking soda. Mix ½ a cup of baking soda with lukewarm water to form a paste and spread it all over the oven, avoiding the burning areas.
Step 3: Clean the oven racks
The racks are probably the hardest part of an oven to clean up, but you can simply get your bathtub or a large, deep container and fill it up with hot water and washing powder or dryer sheets. Leave this mix sit overnight and the next day you can scrub up the racks, the dirt will come off effortlessly!
Step 4: Let it sit
Once you’ve spread the baking soda and warm water mix all over your oven, the next big step is to let it sit overnight. You just go to rest and don’t worry about a thing because this mix will do the hard work for you.
Step 5: Clean the oven glass
While you can add the baking soda mix to the glass of your oven as well, you can also take a dish-washing tablet and gently dip it in water and directly scrub the window with it. You’ll see how the grime and dirt starts coming off right away!
Step 6: Go for the stove-top
If you’re already cleaning the oven why not give the stove-top a quick clean? For this area mix together 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Gently, very gently, scrub this paste all over the stove-top and then wipe clean the surface.
Step 7: Wait up
Now that the waiting time is up, next morning you can head to your stove and use a damp cloth (with lukewarm water) to remove the dried paste from the stove. If by some reason the paste is not coming off as easily as you’d like to, you can make use of a rubber spatula to finish it up.
Step 8: Finish it up
To top things off, you can spray some vinegar directly on the areas that still have some baking soda paste on them. Take your damp cloth again and wipe up the excess paste. Quickly scrub the racks again and place them inside the oven.
Follow these steps one by one and you’ll have your oven as good as new in less than a day.