Oven cleaning is a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it! Learn how to remove burnt-on food and grease with these simple products for a deep clean that lasts!
Let’s be honest for a moment, when was the last time you cleaned your oven? Chances are, like many of us, it’s been awhile. We know all of the excuses too, but what if we told you that there’s a quick and easy way to clean your oven? And better yet, you don't have to use harsh, toxic chemicals or the self clean function, because this DIY oven cleaner solution is natural and safe!
First, however, let’s talk about why it’s important to clean your oven often.
How Often Should You Clean Your Oven
How often you should clean your oven really depends on how often you are using it. If you are using it a moderate amount, then once a month is good to aim for. However, the more you use your oven the more often you should be cleaning it.
When You Should Clean Your Oven
There will be some telltale signs that your oven needs to be cleaned. Here are some:
You can also test to see if your oven needs to be cleaned by taking a slightly damp cloth and wiping the wall or the rack of your oven. If there is grease, debris, oil, or remnants on the cloth, then there’s a high chance that your oven could use some loving! You’ll want to keep up with cleaning your oven, because any buildup of grease, food, or oils can affect the taste, quality and safety of the food you are cooking.
That’s why we’re going to show you how quick and simple it can be to clean your oven without any harsh chemicals or having to use the dreaded self cleaning option.
What You’ll Need to Clean Your Oven
Cleaning your oven without harsh chemicals is easy and simple. You more than likely already have all of the things you need to clean your oven in your home already. Here’s what you’ll need to clean your oven quickly and safely:
Before you start cleaning your oven, you’re going to need to make a homemade oven cleaner. Here’s how to make it:
To prep your oven for cleaning, inspect your oven first. If you see any evident gunk or food, try your best to scrape it off or remove it. Make sure you do this gently, so you do not cause any scratches. If there is stuck-on food that is too hard to remove, do not worry. The homemade oven cleaner will help to remove it.
Now that you have your oven cleaner ready and your oven prepped, you are ready to tackle the task of deep cleaning your oven!
How to Deep Clean the Inside of an Oven
The inside of your oven can contain a variety of things, from stuck-on, burnt food to grease, oil, stains, spills. It can also harbour bacteria and awful odors as well. Here’s how to give the inside of your oven a deep clean:
The inside of your oven should be clean and free from any stains, gunk, or debris. Let your oven fully dry before using it again.
How to Clean Oven Racks
Don’t forget to clean the oven racks when you are deep cleaning your oven! Here’s the easiest way to clean the oven racks, without having to wash them in your bathtub:
Leave both racks out to dry before placing them back in your oven.
How to Clean the Oven Door
Ah the oven door, the window to our stomachs! Cleaning your oven door can seem like a daunting task, especially if it's looking a bit stained and foggy, but we promise you it’s not hard to get your oven door looking brand new! Here’s how to effectively and safely clean and remove stains from your oven door:
For the inside of the oven door:
For the outside of the oven door:
To clean the outside of the oven and leave the glass window looking sparkling clean, you can clean it with a non-toxic glass cleaner or multi-purpose cleaner. Spray the outside of the oven door with the cleaner and wipe with a cloth.