Oven Cleaning Tips

Oven cleaning is an inevitable house job, because charred food, baked on grease, dust, and other grime can stain the oven’s inner coating and even affect the way food smells and tastes. Try to use this simple oven cleaning recipe.

What to use? For this homemade solution you need following ingredients: 1t liquid dish soap, 1t lemon juice, 1-1/2t bleach, and 1qt. warm water.

Mix all ingredients in cleaning bucket or bowl and apply solution (with a sponge) to the oven’s cavity. Allow to sit for 45-minutes and then scrub clean. Rinse well!

Chemical-free oven cleaning. After spending years working in the fumes of harsh chemicals, many are making the switch to alternative cleaners. Many natural solvents are equally as powerful as their chemical-based counterparts, and often, much safer. You can purchase alternative solutions commercially or make your own.


For this natural oven cleaning recipe you need: 5t baking soda, 3 drops hand soap or liquid dish soap, and 4t white vinegar. Mix above ingredients until they form a thick paste. Apply paste to inside of oven and scrub with sponge. Wipe clean and rinse thoroughly.

Citrus cleanser. Use equal amounts of lemon juice and salt. Apply paste to stubborn stains and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes. Scrub with brush and wipe clean.

Natural scrub oven cleaning solution. Use 4t baking soda, and 4t hot steamy water. Make a paste with the above listed ingredients and apply it to the oven’s cavity using an old toothbrush or soft-bristled cleaning brush. Allow solution to sit for 1-minute. Scrub with brush until oven is clean. Rinse with water and sponge until no traces of baking soda remain.

Tough stain remover. You need 1c salt, 1c baking soda and 1c water. Make a paste using the ingredients above and apply it to the inside of the oven. Close door and heat oven to 500-degrees for 60 minutes. Turn off oven and allow to cool. Wipe debris from oven using a moist sponge. Rinse well.


The easy self-cleaning oven :

One of the best inventions of all time was that of the self-cleaning oven. Self-cleaning ovens work by heating themselves to a higher than normal temperature (800-900 degrees) and, in essence, converting grease, grime and stains to powder. This leaves for minimal clean-up. Once the cleaning cycle has finished, you simply use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe the ash and residue from the oven cavity. Ovens which don’t get clean enough the first time, can be put through a second cycle of cleaning almost immediately.

Instructions on how to operate your self-cleaning oven are almost always located on the inside of the oven door or accompany the product’s registration information.

When using a self-cleaning oven :

1. Always remove the racks before oven cleaning. If left in through the cleaning cycle, the high temperatures will discolor and warp them.

2. Make sure the door is latched completely. Many newer ovens feature self-locking cleaning cycles. If yours does not, be sure to double-check the latch before throwing the oven into the cleaning cycle. Not doing so can ignite a grease fire or cause injury to the innocent person who pulls the door open.

3. Keep small children and pets away from the oven during its self-cleaning mode.

4. Never use commercial oven cleaner solutions during self-cleaning mode or at any other time. Many products are flammable and cause serious injury and death if exposed to high temperatures. Also, self-cleaning ovens have a delicate surface which has been carefully treated. Commercial oven cleaners damage this surface. Once the surface has been damaged, you will never again be able to use the self-cleaning feature.

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One Response to Oven Cleaning Tips

  1. Avatar for William@MelamineSponge William@MelamineSponge says:

    I defintely follow these self cleaning oven instructions and tips to get the best results. Thanks for this informative post indeed!

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