How often do you 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.
But what is the best way to 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.
Option #1 - Steam Clean
Option one is by far the easiest. For this technique, all you’ll need is a deep baking dish, water, and a damp cloth. Start by taking out any extra racks in your oven besides the lowest one.
Take your baking dish and fill it with water, place it on the remaining oven rack, and leave it in your oven for 45 - 60 mins with the oven temp set to 450 degrees.
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. After waiting for 45 to 60 mins, turn the oven off and let it cool down. Once cooled., take a clean, semi-damp washcloth and wipe away all the gunk in your oven.
Option #2 Baking Soda And Water
If it’s been a long time since you’ve cleaned your oven, and option one doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, combine four parts of baking soda into a dish and mix with one part of water. You’ll want to mix until it turns into a nice paste. Remove all racks from the inside of your oven. With a sponge, coat the oven interior with the paste, and be sure not to miss those extra dirty spots!
Let the paste sit for about 5 to 10 mins, then scrub the inside of your oven with the rough side of your sponge. 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. Once you’ve removed all the gunk, be sure to wipe down your oven with a clean washcloth.
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.
We hope these techniques help you efficiently clean your oven! As always, 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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