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Get a Clean Oven Without Chemicals

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Are you tired of using harsh chemicals to clean your oven? You may think harsh chemicals are necessary for removing all baked-on leftovers in your oven, but there are natural and gentle alternatives to harsh chemicals. So are you ready to learn how to clean your oven without chemicals? Get ready to banish those baked-on messes for good!

How to Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals

Instead of using harsh chemical cleaners to remove oven grease, try using baking soda. It’s non-toxic, inexpensive, and highly effective in breaking down grease and removing stuck-on food. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also avoid exposing yourself and your family to harmful chemicals.

Make Your Own Natural Oven Cleaner

Creating your own natural oven cleaner is not only healthier for you and your family, but it’s also more budget-friendly. All you need are a few simple ingredients, like baking soda and vinegar, to tackle even the toughest baked-on messes. Simply gather your supplies and let the foaming reaction do the work for you. Say goodbye to store-bought cleaners and hello to a sparkling clean oven.

Clean Your Oven With Baking Soda

Before getting started, remove the oven racks and wipe down the interior to remove any loose debris. Now you’re ready to create your natural oven cleaner.

Create a Baking Soda Paste

Create a baking soda paste by mixing 3 TBS of water with 1/3 cup of baking soda. Mix until you have a consistency similar to brownie batter. This baking soda paste is great for also cleaning the stovetop!

How to Clean the Inside of Your Oven

Use a sponge or cloth to spread the mixture inside your oven and inside the oven door. Apply the paste thicker in areas that are especially large or stubborn. Avoid putting the paste on the heating elements. Close your oven, and let it sit for 15 minutes.

After letting the baking soda paste sit, use wet paper towels or a wet cloth to wipe up dried baking soda and grime. Wipe out the paste with a damp sponge and use circular motions to scrub the surface and remove the paste and loosened grease simultaneously. Use a scouring pad or repeat the baking soda paste process for harder-to-remove areas. Ensure you rinse and dry thoroughly.

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Cleaning Your Stovetop Without Chemicals

The stovetop is another area of the oven that can be difficult to clean. But with a little elbow grease and the right cleaning supplies, it will be sparkling in no time! Start by removing any loose food or debris from the surface.

Make another batch of baking soda paste and scrub the area gently with a sponge. Rinse the area well and dry it with a clean towel. You may need to use a scouring pad or a scrub brush for tough stains. Ensure you rinse and dry well.

Clean Your Oven with Baking Soda & Vinegar

Instead of using just baking soda, try combining it with vinegar in a spray bottle for more powerful cleaning. The baking soda and vinegar method can be used to clean anywhere in your oven but is especially good at cleaning the areas with the most cooked-on grime, such as the oven racks. To clean with baking soda and vinegar, start by creating a 3:1 mixture of water to vinegar in a spray bottle.

How to Clean Your Oven Racks Naturally

Place the oven racks in your sink or bathtub and sprinkle them with baking soda. Next, spray the racks with your vinegar solution. Allow the mixture to foam and sit for 15-20 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing with hot water. This baking soda and vinegar reaction will effectively break up and lift grease and grime from the racks, and it’s great to use for this reason on other parts of your oven too!

Remove Lingering Odors with Lemons

Lemons are another great way to clean your oven without chemicals. In fact, lemons can be used as a natural cleaning agent due to their acidic qualities and strong scent. Simply cut two lemons in half, squeeze the juice and place the peels into a baking pan with 7 tablespoons of water. Preheat the oven to 250°F and bake for 30 minutes, then wipe down the interior of the oven while it is still warm.

Lemons have natural cleaning qualities because of the acids they contain and their strong smell can mask harsh odors such as fish or the lingering smell after using the self-clean oven function.

Tips for Preventing Stubborn Messes in Your Oven

1.   Clean spills in your oven as soon as possible.

2.   Place a cookie sheet under the pan or on the shelf under the food being cooked to catch spills. This will help avoid timely cleaning of “cooked-on” foods at the bottom of the oven.

3.   Do Not place aluminum foil on the bottom cavity of the oven. This will cause unrepairable damage to the surface and it also blocks heat from properly cooking foods.

4.   Use the “self-cleaning” feature of the oven ONCE per calendar year. Using this feature too often could affect the function of the oven.

If you have questions about how to clean your oven without chemicals or experience common problems after using the self-clean function, contact Solar Appliance Repair today

2.    Place a cookie sheet under the pan or on the shelf under the food being cooked, this will catch spills.  This will help avoid timely cleaning of “cooked-on” foods at the bottom of the oven.

3.    Do Not place aluminum foil on the bottom cavity of the oven.  This will cause unrepairable damage to the surface and it also blocks heat from properly cooking foods.

4.    Use the “self-cleaning” feature of the oven ONCE per calendar year.  Using this feature too often could affect the function of the oven.

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