How to Clean an Oven in Two Easy Ways | The Range Hood Store & Appliance Educator

How to Clean an Oven in Two Easy Ways | The Range Hood Store & Appliance Educator

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How often do you clean your oven? To find the answer, we called up our friends over at Appliance Educator who gave us two easy foolproof ways to clean your oven. While it might not be something that you need to do every week, cleaning your oven should be a part of your regular cleaning routine. In today’s blog, we’ll walk you through the two easiest ways to clean an oven!

1. Steam Clean an Oven

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Option one is by far the easiest. For this technique, all you’ll need is a deep baking dish, water, and a damp cloth.


  1. Start by taking out any extra racks in your oven besides the lowest one.

  2. Set oven temp to 450°F.

  3. Take a deep baking dish and fill it with water.

  4. Place it on the remaining oven rack.

  5. Leave in the oven for 45 - 60 minutes.

  6. After it has run, turn off the oven and wait another 45 - 60 minutes to cool.

  7. Once cooled, take a clean, semi-damp washcloth and wipe away all the gunk in your oven.

NOTE: If your oven needs some extra attention, take a spray bottle full of water and spray down the sides midway through. This will help enforce the process and create more steam.

2. Baking Soda to Clean an Oven

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If it’s been a long time since you’ve cleaned your oven, and option one doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, this option should help!


  1. Combine 4 parts of baking soda into a dish and mix with 1 part of water.

  2. Mix until it turns into a nice paste.

  3. Remove all racks from the inside of your oven.

  4. With a sponge, coat the oven interior with the paste.

  5. Let the paste sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Scrub the inside of your oven with the rough side of your sponge.

  7. Once you’ve removed all the gunk, be sure to wipe down your oven with a clean washcloth.

NOTE: For those hard-to-remove spots, feel free to scrape the gunk with a plastic scraper, and spray it down with some apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.

One helpful tip our friends at Appliance Educator mentioned was that there’s no need to use a heavy-duty store-bought chemical cleaner. While it might help remove gunk from your oven, it can also cause long-term damage to your oven.

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We hope these techniques help you efficiently clean your oven! A big shout out to Appliance Educator for walking us through the different cleaning techniques. If you aren’t already, be sure to give them a follow on YouTube, and don’t forget to check out their website! They’ve got great how-to’s, before you buy guides, and recommendations for every aspect of your home!

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