How to clean an Oven?
Oven cleaning is one of those tasks we can’t avoid, but it’s not exactly fun. Luckily, there are simple ways you can make the job easier by following these steps:
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Turn off and disconnect the oven.
- Turn off and disconnect the oven. Once you’ve started the oven cleaning process, it’s important to make sure that you stop using the appliance immediately. This is especially true if you’ve been using a self-cleaning cycle, as this will cause materials in your oven to become extremely hot; it may be too dangerous for you to get in there and clean them yourself if they haven’t cooled down yet.
- Make sure that your oven is completely cool before attempting any cleaning at all—this goes for both self-cleaning cycles and the normal use of an electric or gas range/oven. If you’re not sure whether or not your appliance has cooled down, check your manual!
- Disconnecting all power sources before removing anything from inside an electrical device is always good practice—but don’t leave anything connected while it’s on!
Remove all racks and dust the inside of the oven.
At this point, you are ready to clean the inside of your oven.
- Remove all racks from the oven and place them on a table or countertop.
- Using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment or an old toothbrush, dust off any loose dirt that may be clinging to your rack (or remove it with a damp washcloth).
Scrub off any build-up by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda with 3 tablespoons of water until it becomes a paste.
- Scrub off any build-up by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda with 3 tablespoons of water until it becomes a paste. This abrasive mixture will help to remove stubborn stains left behind by cooking, so it’s best to use this method when your oven is still warm and soft.
- Use an old toothbrush to get into all the hard-to-reach places, such as around the door hinges, between grates on racks, or other areas that have been difficult for you to clean in the past. Make sure not to scratch your oven’s surface while doing so!
- After scrubbing has taken place (and after the oven has cooled), wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge and some soap before allowing everything to dry completely overnight (or longer).
Use an old toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach areas.
- Use an old toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach areas. Toothbrushes are great for scrubbing the oven’s interior, especially if you have a lot of grime built up over time. You can use them to clean the sides and bottom of your oven, as well as around the stovetop burners on their tops (since those can get dirty from cooking oil splatters from pots or pans). If there is stubborn grease stuck on any part of your oven try to clean it with soap.
- Wipe off the remaining grime with a damp cloth or paper towel once you’re done cleaning! After you wash down all surfaces with soap and water—or whatever cleaner worked best for you—dry everything off with a damp cloth so that nothing is left behind after drying time has passed.
Wipe down the glass window on the oven door with a damp cloth.
If you can’t reach it, use a damp cloth to wipe down the outside of the door. Make sure it’s dry before turning your oven back on. Don’t use abrasive cleaners or sponges, which can scratch glass and cause it to crack or cloud over time.
Dip a scraper in hot water and scrape off any remaining build-up from the oven walls.
Use your hand to rub the scraper around on the surface of your oven, or get someone else to do it for you if you don’t want to risk burning yourself. If there are areas that are still dirty after using this method, try using a damp cloth or sponge with warm water and soap instead.
Spray on vinegar and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
If you’re looking for an effective, natural cleaning solution, vinegar is the answer. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer that will help clean your oven quickly and easily. It also has some other great benefits:
- Natural bleaching agent – If you want to make your oven look brighter than it did in years past, all you need is some vinegar and scrubbing with baking soda.
- Fungicide – A little bit of vinegar can go a long way toward keeping away mold and mildew from forming in your appliance over time.
- Mildew remover – If there are already black spots on the walls of your oven or under the feet of it, just spray them down with white distilled vinegar (or apple cider if you don’t have white).
You can easily keep your oven sparkling clean with these simple tips!
There are a few simple ways to keep your oven sparkling clean. One of the easiest is to use baking soda and water paste. You can make this paste in advance or use it immediately after you’ve burned something in your oven. Simply mix 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup baking soda, then apply the mixture to the walls of the oven with a sponge or cloth and let sit for about five minutes before scrubbing off any build-up.
Once you’ve removed any remaining gunk from inside your oven, spray vinegar on all surfaces (including top racks) using a spray bottle filled with vinegar and water at a ratio of one part vinegar to three parts water. After spraying everywhere, wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth until they’re completely dry
Cleaning oven is one of those tasks that can be a bit of a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these simple steps, you can make your oven look new in no time!