An oven is probably one of the most tricky kitchen areas to clean. All the built-up dirt and greasy residue is impossible to clean with regular cleaning solvents, and requires quite a bit of time to get rid of. SPIC AND SPAN. wants to demystify this task and provide you with some clever hacks on oven cleaning, removing the dirt, and avoiding the use of harsh chemicals.
There are, of course, quite a few store-bought cleaners designated specifically for oven cleaning. However, they tend to contain quite aggressive chemicals which might irritate your eyes if you happen to be sensitive or prone to allergies. In addition, you prepare food in your oven, so it would be unpleasant, if not dangerous, to let chemical fumes created by the detergent stay there.
In order to avoid that problem, trying out some baking soda paste is a great option. Baking soda can be mixed with water to achieve a desired consistency. You can apply such mixture to all internal surfaces in the oven, and, depending on how dirty they are, leave it for up to a few hours.
Oven racks and shelves get quite messy, too, so consider giving them some attention. They can be removed and put in a sink filled with water and some dish detergent. It might be wise to let them soak for a couple of hours.
This part is probably the most discouraging when it comes to oven cleaning. Greasy dirt is quite stubborn to remove, but you can easily do it with some vegetable oil. Since oil is dissolved by other oils, you will manage to clean it in no time. However, don't forget to wipe the oven thoroughly after that in order to avoid creating some additional burnt up greasy residue.
If you have ever burnt something while baking, you know what I’m talking about. In order to make your oven fresh again you can try sprinkling it with some vinegar or lemon juice.
Clean and tidy home environment helps to prevent many illnesses and allergies. What is more, a spotless apartment or home just makes your life easier and more pleasant. For more articles on cleaning recommendations from our experts please check our blog regularly.
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