You've been cleaning your oven wrong your whole life - Here's the fantastic method that makes your oven sparkle

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.09 - 2023 2:25 PM CET

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Here's the magical method that makes your oven sparkle.

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If it looks like someone smeared lasagna all over your oven a year ago, here's the easy solution. Cleaning an oven and its windows can seem like an insurmountable task, especially when dealing with burnt-on food residue that has turned the oven's interior a reddish-brown color.

However, there's a simple trick to tackle the mess without using harmful chemicals. Here's how:

What you'll need for oven cleaning

  • Water

  • A spray bottle

  • Baking soda

  • Cloth

  • Vinegar

  • Small bowl

Cleaning the oven

  1. Remove the racks and baking sheets.

  2. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water in a bowl to create a thick paste.

  3. Apply the paste to the areas in the oven that need cleaning. The baking soda will turn brown.

  4. Let it sit for at least 12 hours.

  5. Wipe it off with a wet cloth the next day.

  6. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray it on areas where baking soda residue remains.

  7. Wipe it off with a wet cloth.

  8. Turn on the oven at low heat for 15-20 minutes to dry it out.

Cleaning the window

  1. Make another mixture of water and baking soda in a bowl to form a thick paste.

  2. Apply the paste to the window and let it sit for 30 minutes.

  3. Use a wet cloth to wipe off the dirt and baking soda residue.

Now you have a sparkling clean oven that you can actually see into, and it won't smell like burnt meat sauce or look like a prop from a horror movie. Enjoy!

Do you have a similar tip for easy and natural cleaning? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.

If you want to clean your oven without any harsh chemicals, watch the video below

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