Nobody loves cleaning the oven because it can get filthy and nasty in there the moment you clean it. All the dirt build-up makes you think twice about the usual chemicals to clean it because you don’t know how it will affect the surface. Thankfully, there are oven cleaner hacks you can use without the need to use any harmful and toxic chemicals.
Forget about that heavy duty oven cleaner that you have at home, and use these five creative oven cleaning hacks instead.
Baking Soda, Vinegar, Dish Soap
This oven cleaner hack involves materials that can be easily accessed in your home. Adding dish soap to your baking soda/vinegar combo helps you to cut the grease inside the oven. Create a solution from these three ingredients. You can make it as thick or thin as you’d like. Sponge it on, let it sit, then scrub it away.
Castile Soap, Baking Soda, Salt
Use 1/4 cup of castile soap, 1 cup of baking soda, and a 1/2 cup of sea salt with some warm water to create a paste. Coat the inside of your oven inside of your oven with a thick layer the paste and let it sit for as long as you can allow it to.
Use a wet sponge to wipe away the paste. You can spray some vinegar on the inside of it to remove and remaining residue.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Remove your oven racks and create a thick paste from a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few drops of water. Use this to coat your oven and let it sit overnight. Wipe as much of it off as you can with a sponge then spray it with vinegar. Let the bubbles do their magic and when the foam settles you can wipe it away with a damp cloth.
Unique Oven Cleaner Hacks – Baking!
Make a cleaning solution with a few tablespoons of vinegar, baking soda, and water. Let the mixture bubble up then apply it to your dirty often. Place the leftover mixture in an oven-safe bowl on the top rack and bake at 100 degrees for an hour. Then wipe it away with a sponge.
Lemon and Baking Soda
Have you noticed why there are a lot of lemon oven cleaner types in the market? Because lemon is one of the best cleaning agents there is!
Mix a handful of baking soda and the juice of six lemons (bottle lemon juice is fine). Create a paste and spread it in your oven. Let it sit for an hour then wipe away. You can use a half of a lemon dipped in baking soda to scrub the glass and racks inside. Check out a video tutorial here.
Have you tried cleaning oven racks with dryer sheets? I think this one is a game-changer and totally worth the try!
Place a layer of dryer sheets in a large tub. Then put your oven racks on top of the sheets and add enough hot water so that the racks are covered. Then add a 1/2 cup of dish soap. Let your racks soak overnight before you scrub them clean with dryer sheets. You can watch the video tutorial here.
These oven cleaner hacks would surely make cleaning your kitchen oven safe and would make sure it would last you for years. Any of these are good non toxic oven cleaner options, and they are easily available in your home. They’re perfect keeping for your stove and oven squeaky clean.