How to Clean an Oven Naturally


With summer many of us are delighted to finally entertain out of doors and take our cooking out to the barbecue. If you are like most people, cleaning your oven is perceived as an irritating chore; yet while the majority of the cooking is being done on the barbecue, this may be an opportune time to tackle this much-dreaded task. And we have a simple and effective homemade cleaning recipe that will leave your oven sparkling anew. Unlike commercial oven cleaners, our natural recipe uses ingredients that you are likely to already have in your home; and our recipe does not emit any of those nasty fumes.

What you will need:

·         Heavy-duty scrub sponges

·         Dishcloths

·         1/2 cup water

·         ½ cup baking soda

·         1 tablespoon castile soap

You will need to remove the racks from your oven. This paste is also to be used to clean these but we recommend removing them and washing them separately.

Mix the ingredients to make a paste and watch it expand as the baking soda interacts with the soap and water.

Using your heavy-duty scrub sponge spread the paste all over your oven, cautiously avoiding any cracks. Let the mixture sit for 15-30 minutes.

Using a clean scrub sponge wipe clean and thoroughly rinse with warm water. Repeat the wiping with the barely damp sponge and rinsing until the oven is completely clean. Once the oven is free of residue wipe with a dry clean cloth to remove any remaining moisture.

If you have a Self-cleaning oven, be aware there are many repair companies and health experts cautioning against utilizing this feature. Since temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees F, the extreme heat has the potential to destroy the shine on racks and internal elements may be damaged. Nonetheless, should you decide to use the self-cleaning feature, removing your racks from the oven first remains advisable.

Of course, if cleaning your oven is a job you just do not want, let us know when you book your regular cleaning service with Eco-Maid Services Toronto.