Being obsessed with ovens should also be the same level as cleaning them. It’s clear that the more times you use the oven, the dirtier it’ll get as your homemade creations might leave stains. Don’t leave your oven getting dirty for too long! Be honest, have you checked its condition? Does it have some stains from your last baking activity? Since we’ve been staying at home for how long now and you’ve definitely done some baking, might use the time to clean them out! This method doesn’t require much ingredients to clean them but only TWO and you most likely have them in your house!
Before we get started, get some gloves with ya of course!
- First step is to empty your oven. I mean, how are you gonna start cleaning them if you’re baking or something is in the way. Take out your oven racks, anything that’s inside your precious oven. Set them aside.
2. Second step is to focus on making the paste to clean your oven with. So, it’s time to use your baking soda for good. Get a small bowl and mix ½ cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water or use your own ratio to get the right consistency.
3. Once you’ve got that down and you have your own baking soda paste, it’s time to coat your oven with it. Yep, spread them all over the surfaces of your oven but best avoid the heating elements. You might get a little disgusted especially when you haven’t cleaned your oven for a while (I can imagine the horror), the paste may turn into brown-ish which is fine you’re doing great! Do your best to spread and coat the paste all over the oven to clean it out.
4. Done coating? Leave the baking soda mixture in the oven for at least 12 hours or overnight. In the meantime, clean your oven racks and your entire kitchen is pretty long.
5. 12 hours is up! What do we do next? Grab a damp dish cloth and proceed to wipe out the baking soda mixture that’s been left and coated in your oven. It’s definitely dry now, right? You can try scraping using a plastic spatula (preferably one you don’t use anymore) if it’s too hard.
6. This is where your vinegar comes to the rescue. If you see any baking soda residue, try removing it by spraying your vinegar. The baking soda will slowly react to the material and foam. Then, you can just wipe everything down with a damp cloth and continue to do it until there’s zero residue and your oven is looking shiny and clean!
See, isn’t it easy? All you need is some gloves, baking soda and vinegar to get the magic done. Now, you can start baking your favorite desserts again and find some time during the weekend to do some deep cleaning of your oven. Happy cleaning and baking bakes!