When did you last clean your oven? Most of us leave it too long, but you should try and clean it at least once a month. The longer you leave it the more unpleasant the job will be.
Most of the conventional oven cleaners contain highly toxic chemicals that should not be brought to direct contact with the skin. So, people are very concerned about using this type of chemicals near their children or pets. But do not worry. There is an efficient and effective solution to this problem. This article will tell you how to clean oven with a homemade and quite harmless oven cleaning liquid.
1.Basic oven cleaning with baking soda
Baking soda is an inexpensive and easily available chemical compound and is quite effective at removing grease stains and food particles from the oven. The basic nature of the baking soda allows it to react with acidic food particles and grease inside the oven and loosen it from the wall. Then, you can easily clean it off by using a rag. A remarkable quality of baking soda is that it requires a very little amount of time to show its effect.
You need to mix half a cup of baking soda with three tablespoons of water and make a thick paste of it. Remove the oven racks and apply this paste to the insides of the oven. Try to cover the heavily greased parts. Let the paste stay there for about half an hour. Then, wipe it off with wet paper towels. You may also use a mixture of water and vinegar to clean off the paste and the loosened grease from the insides of the oven.
2.Heavy-duty oven cleaning with baking soda
If you need to clean a heavily greased oven, it is recommended that you modify the above method of cleaning for this purpose. You need to mix about a pound of baking soda with two tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Mix it well until it converts to a thick paste. After removing the racks from the oven, apply the paste on the insides of the oven using a spatula and let it stay like that overnight. The mixture will harden by the morning. Now use a spatula and wet paper towels to clean the hardened baking soda to reveal your fresh and clean wall of the oven.
3.Cleaning with vinegar and baking soda
Alternatively, you can use vinegar to augment this technique of cleaning the oven. Sprinkle baking soda over the insides of the oven. Mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water and sprinkle it over the baking soda. Let it stay there for 30 minutes. Then, wipe up the baking soda with wet paper towels. Finally, clean the entire inside of the oven with the vinegar-water solution you made previously.
You’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying this simple homemade cleaning solution. You will save money and also avoid toxic chemicals and environmental damage. More often than you would think, you can clean even the most ingrained and greasy dirt with a simple homemade solution of baking soda and vinegar. Why not give it a try.