How To Clean Your Oven Naturally
When was the last time you cleaned your oven? Chances are, you either haven’t, or it’s been far too long between cleans. Ideally, you should be cleaning your oven every 6 months to keep it operating at it’s best, cooking evenly, and reducing the chances of smoke and steam flying out of your oven door when you open it and setting off the smoke alarm, annoying your neighbours. If these scenarios sound familiar, it may be time to find out how to clean your oven naturally.
Where To Start When It’s Time To Clean Your Oven?
The very thought of cleaning out your oven will probably bring dread, but we have a simple 3 step guide on how to clean your oven naturally and without using harsh chemicals which gas out your home and powerful enough to burn off your fingerprints!
You will need a bowl, bicarbonate of soda, time (do this in the evening) and some white vinegar and water solution in a spray bottle.
- Make sure your oven is cold and the shelves are removed. Yes, this may seem obvious, but it’s quite common for people to stick their arms into a warm oven and come off worse for it.
- Make a bicarbonate of soda paste in a bowl. Then, with a lightly damp cloth, spread in the paste in circular motions around the inside of your oven, avoiding the filaments and flame areas. Don’t worry if the paste goes brown, that’s just the mixture working with the grime.
- Go to bed! Leave the paste overnight to get to work. The enzymes in the bicarbonate of soda will break down the grease and grime and suck it up.
- When you wake, the mixture will be hard and dry. Scrape the bulk of this off and dispose of it in the bin. Then with the residue, spray the water and vinegar solution and wipe clean. You may need to do this a couple of times to see the shine and take away all the residue.
There you have it! A sparkling clean oven for you to get cooking in. If you don’t think you have 12 hours to commit to an oven clean, and don’t want to use dangerous abrasive chemicals, contact your local domestic cleaner. They can add the job as part of their weekly, monthly, or fortnightly clean, using professional grade chemicals and leaving you to the fun part of the kitchen, cooking!