Oftentimes, deep cleaning your oven is something that you don't look forward to doing. It's like going to the dentist — you don't like doing it because you feel like you've been taking good care of your oral health enough but at some point, you have to accept that a deep clean is needed.
Most of the time, you don't really look inside your oven, as such, you don't really see if there's a need to clean it — not until you finally noticed that your cakes are starting to taste smokey or a bit charred. And yes, it's because your oven is already too dirty and it's time to clean it! Luckily, you just have to follow our step-by-step guide below, and you'll have a sparkling oven once more, ready for action.
Prepare your own homemade cleaning solution. A great oven cleaning hack is to use a simple homemade solution made from baking soda and water. In a small bowl, mix together a half cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water until you get a paste-like texture. Then, set it aside.
Remove the oven racks. Start scrubbing off visible dirt and excess food away from inside the oven with a Lola® Pot Brite™ Jumbo Heavy Duty Scouring Pad. Of course, make sure it is switched off and cooled down before doing this.
Using a pair of rubber gloves, especially if your oven is particularly grimy, spread your homemade cleaning paste all over the interior of your oven. Make sure to cover every part of the oven, including the glass door. If the paste turns into a brownish color, don't panic! That's just the grime and dirt reacting with your cleaning solution.
Next, let the baking soda solution rest in the oven for about 12 hours (or overnight). While the solution soaking inside the oven, proceed with cleaning the oven racks using a Lola® Pot Brite™ Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge.
After the 12-hour (or overnight) soak in the baking soda solution, take a damp Reusable & Biodegradable Wowables® Paper Toweland wipe down the interior as much as you can.
Then, put some white vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz it all over the interior of the oven for a thorough, sparkling clean.
With a damp Lola® Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, wipe down the oven interior, cleaning every nook and cranny to make sure any remaining bits of baking soda residue are gone.
Once the interior of your oven is fully cleaned and dry, wipe down the oven racks and put them back inside. Your oven is now sparkling clean and ready for some action!
With the right knowledge and basic tools, oven cleaning need not be a household chore you are afraid of doing. The above tips will help you maintain your oven in a clean state, and most of these tips are based on easy home hacks using daily products to make it easy and affordable for everyone. And as a gentle reminder, don't clean your oven until it's already too late.