Before you head to your local supermarket to buy a premade chemical oven cleaner you have to give this a try, it really works and better still it is non-toxic and costs less then a $1.
How To Clean Your Oven the Non-Toxic Way
I will be honest and say my oven hadn’t received a proper clean for maybe nearly a year. It had received the occasional wipe over but that’s it. Cleaning the oven is always one of those maintenance jobs in the home that we love to hate…love it when it’s clean……hate it when it’s time to do it.
After searching the web for non-toxic options that really work, I came across a few suggestions for this method I am about to show you. I was sceptical but willing to give it a go.
It left my oven grease free and the surfaces were nice and clean. Due to the length of time between proper cleans I have a few stubborn black marks on the bottom that I will have to give a deeper clean to. A reader on Facebook said using a paint scraper wrapped in a dish cloth (to stop scratching the oven surface) and then a bicarbonate soda paste should do the trick.
Here it is, the non-toxic way to clean your oven overnight:
1. Remove all the shelving and the side runners these should easily pull out. Make sure your oven does have removable side runners.
2. Place the shelving and side runners into the laundry tub filled with laundry powder and boiling hot water.
3. In a spray bottle add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup bicarbonate soda. Shake to dissolve the bicarbonate soda.
4. Spray the the inside of the oven and the door making sure to cover all the surfaces well.
5. Turn the oven on to 180 degree Celcius and heat for approx 10 – 15 minutes and then turn off. The inside of the oven should look like this. Where there was a lot of grease it will be brown and the bicarbonate soda should be flaking away.
6. Respray the oven again and this time leave overnight.
7. In the morning, spray the inside with a 2 parts water 1 part vinegar solution and then begin to wipe away the flaky bicarbonate soda and all the grease and build up.
8. To remove stubborn stains particularly on the glass door. Make a paste with the bicarbonate soda and rub this over them, they should come off with little effort. You can also use this for stubborn spots inside the oven.
If you have black caked on areas on the inside of the oven try wrapping the end of a paint scraper with a dish cloth and scrape it off with the help of the bicarbonate soda paste.
With your shelves and side runners, these should just wipe clean after soaking overnight or with a little help of a scourer the tougher bits will come off.
Place the side runners and shelving back into the oven.
Because you have used no harsh chemical cleaners your oven is ready to be cooked in straight away.
I recommend doing this once a month as the more often it is done the less effort you will have to put into cleaning it each time.
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