How To Use Baking Soda & Vinegar To Clean Your Oven

How To Use Baking Soda & Vinegar To Clean Your Oven


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There’s nothing like the smell of a delicious home-cooked meal from the oven. However, after your stomach is full, the cleanup is required and the inside of your oven can be a lot dirtier than you’d like to admit. Thankfully, it’s a lot easier to clean your oven than you may think. Try using the following steps below.

Step 1: Gather all the essentials
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • A bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • A new paintbrush
  • Rubber gloves
  • Aluminum foil
  • A spray bottle
  • Clean towels and sponges
Step 2: Remove racks and trays

You should wear protective gloves while removing the cooking ware and racks from the oven. It is also good to use some aluminium foil to fill in any openings. This will ensure that the cleaning mixture does not drip into any open crevices.

Step 3: Mix up the cleaning paste

Use 1 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of warm water and stir to a paste-like consistency. If you have a larger oven, you may need to mix a bigger amount of paste. Adjust the mixture with water or baking soda as needed.

Step 4: Spread the paste around the oven

Use the paste all over the interior of your oven using the paintbrush. Be sure to avoid getting the paste on any of the heating elements. Once this is done, place the oven racks in a sink or bathtub. If you’re using your bath, make sure to place towels underneath the racks so they don’t scratch the surface. Sprinkle baking soda all over the racks and then pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spritz the racks thoroughly. You’ll then want to submerge the racks in warm water and let them soak overnight for about 12 hours.

Step 5: Clean off the paste

After the 12 hours, clean off the dried baking soda paste with a damp towel. Next you can spray the oven with vinegar. Then, using a sponge, scrub the interior of the oven to remove any remaining dirt and residue. Repeat this step until the oven is clean and then use a dry towel to give the oven a final wipe down. Place the racks and ware back in the oven once you have finished the process. Finally you are done and your oven will be looking fresh.