Most people don’t bother cleaning their oven until when using it becomes a challenge. That’s me…I’m most people. I have a self cleaning oven that I’ve never actually used and I’m certain that there are all kinds of oven cleaners in stores. However, like most things, I prefer using homemade cleaning solutions wherever possible to avoid bringing any more toxins into my home than there probably already are.
Here are some pretty simple DIY Oven Cleaners to try on your next oven cleaning adventure.
DIY Oven Cleaners
Salt and Vinegar
It is advisable to use this method when the oven is still warm. Pour a moderate amount of table salt on the floor of the oven. Put on oven gloves to protect your hands from the high temperature and scrub with a sponge until the dirt comes off. Finally, spray with vinegar or water and use a rag to clean. Use a towel to dry the oven.
You can use either lemons or oranges to club your oven. With the former, cut the lemon into 2 pieces, squeeze the juice into the baking dish, and add water and place the lemon on the dish as well. Place the dish into the oven and turn on the oven for about 30 minutes. The lemon will help loosen the buildup. After 30 minutes, remove the dish and use a scrub to undo the buildup. Let the oven cool and use a sponge dipped in the lemon water to clean the remaining particles. Use a towel to dry the oven.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
While the oven is still hot, sprinkle some baking soda on its floor. Make sure you are dressed up in gloves for protection and use a sponge to undo the dirt. Finally, spray with vinegar using a clean rag and dry the oven with a towel.
Toxin free methods are safer, cheaper and healthier since chemicals could alter with the functioning of the oven due to continuous use, which could cause damages. Therefore, any time you want to clean your oven, consider the above DIY oven cleaners instead.
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