For the past three weeks, I have dubbed Tuesday “Tackle It Tuesday”. I like it. It gives me the chance to keep up with some areas around the house I wouldn’t normally clean.
Today, I wanted to give you my awesome recipe for cleaning out an oven without those dangerous fumes.
First, remove the racks from the inside of the oven and preheat to 200 degrees. The heat will help those stubborn stains get clean.
Create a paste using baking soda and water. Do not make the paste too watery. Spread paste throughout oven and oven door. Let sit 15-20 mins.
Use a pumice stone (yes, one those things you use to get dead skin off your feet) in a circular motion over baking soda mixture. Do not worry, the stone will not scratch the ceramic or the oven door.
For really stuck on stains, add salt to the baking soda mixture. Salt is a natural abrasive that will help loosen up that dried food.
*I must admit that I had not cleaned out my oven in (mutters) years, so there was some stuck on food that salt and baking soda was not doing the trick. I took the dull side of a butter knife and scraped the last little bit that wasn’t coming clean. Again, nothing was scratched…perfectly safe.
Wipe everything with a warm, damp rag and a drop of dish soap. Dry with a clean towel.
If the glass on the oven door is streaky, spray a vinegar and water solution and let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping dry. Be sure you have removed all the baking soda from the area BEFORE spraying the vinegar solution. If not, you’ll notice the volcano effect.
And that’s that. Let me know what you think. Don’t forget to post before and after pictures. Here is my before and after picture.