When was the last time you cleaned your oven? Now, we don’t mean just pressing the self-clean button and letting it do its thing. We mean properly cleaning your oven. Did you know it is actually not recommended you use the self-cleaning feature, as it can produce and release very dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide, into your home. There is also a chance a fire could occur since the temperature gets so high. Be sure to follow the tips below to properly, and safely, clean your oven.
- The first step is to take out the racks and remove any loose debris inside your oven. An easy way to do this is by using your vacuum attachment!
- One of the easiest things to do is buy a bottle of oven cleaner, but if you are wanting a natural remedy, try baking soda and vinegar. Start by mixing ½ cup of baking soda with water and spread the paste all over the inside of the oven. Be sure to avoid the heating elements though! Leave the mixture for around 2 hours, or even overnight. When you are ready, use a spray bottle with half vinegar, half water and evenly coat overtop the baking soda. Leave for about 30 minutes, then simply wipe clean with a damp cloth!
- Another cleaning tip using vinegar is to steam clean your oven. Boil water on the stove then add an equal amount of vinegar and boil for another 30 seconds. Then put the whole pot in your oven for about an hour. The steam will loosen any debris that may be stuck to the inside of your oven. Now it will be much easier to wipe it down.
- Another steam cleaning remedy is filling a pot with water and the juice of two lemons and putting it in the hot oven and letting it steam. Let the oven cool down, then just like before, you can now easily wipe your oven clean.
- Have something stuck in those hard to reach corners in your oven? Try using an old toothbrush! You can use any cleaning solution you desire with this tip.
- Need an easy way to clean your oven racks? Look no further than your bathroom! Fill your bathtub with hot water and dishwashing detergent and completely submerge the racks for a few hours or overnight. Then you can use a cloth, or the toothbrush again, to remove anything that may still be stuck on. Then simply rinse, dry, and you are done!
With these tips you are sure to have a great and simple oven cleaning experience! We recommend properly cleaning your oven every three months. But if you want to prevent build up and make deep cleaning easier, wipe it down every month, or any time you notice a spill or mess! Need a replacement part for your oven, check out PartsWarehouse.com! We carry genuine OEM parts for almost every appliance brand. Find any part in 3 clicks!