Whenever possible, I prefer to use fewer ingredients that will do the job for me. It is without a doubt that the ones in this article are the best combination for cleaning the oven in an affordable, practical, and eco-friendly manner. You can spend a lot of time cleaning your oven, but with a step-by-step guide, it will be effortless.
A few supplies will also be needed. Therefore, prepare some rags and towels, rubber gloves for protection, and a scrub brush.
Baking soda and white vinegar are two of the most powerful ingredients you can use. Now let’s get started:
1. Take everything out
Remove everything from the oven. In other words, you need to remove the oven racks and the thermometer. As part of this step, wipe away any loose debris with a cloth. This will make heavy cleaning easier.
2. DIY paste
Baking soda mixed with water will be the first DIY solution. Put these ingredients into a small ball and mix them until you get a paste-like consistency. It should take about five tablespoons of water per cup of baking soda.
3. Spread the paste all over
Using rubber gloves, cover every surface of your oven with the baking soda mixture. You should keep away from the heating elements and the gas inlet. Therefore, pay special attention to gunky areas such as the door and the bottom of the oven. Allow the paste to work overnight so that it does most of the work for you.
4. Cleaning the racks
Once the paste has been spread in the oven, it’s time to clean the racks. Your DIY solution will be a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. To begin, dampen the racks and sprinkle them with baking soda. After that, spray the racks with white vinegar. This will cause a beautiful foamy reaction. Using a scrub brush, it is time for some elbow grease. Make sure you scrub away all the gunk from the racks and don’t be afraid to reapply these ingredients as needed. After you have scrubbed the grates thoroughly, soak them in baking soda and water overnight.
5. Next morning cleaning
In the morning, your oven and racks are basically clean. All you need to do is put on the gloves again and wipe the oven with a wet rag. If any spots remain, spray them again with vinegar. That shouldn’t be the case, however. Next, rinse the racks very well under cold water using another rag.
6. Lastly, put your oven back together
To ensure the oven is clean, wipe the inside with a dry cloth and pat the racks dry. The racks can be inserted back into the oven once they have dried completely.