How To Clean Your Oven - 2 Techniques

How To Clean Your Oven - 2 Techniques

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You clean your kitchen counters, your sink, and your microwave, but how often do you clean out your oven? While it might not be something that you need to do every week, cleaning your oven should be a part of your regular cleaning routine.

You’re probably asking yourself, I’ve never cleaned an oven before, it must be complicated and hard. Well, you’ll be relieved to hear that’s actually a fairly simple task, with two sure-proof techniques to have your oven looking great!

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Why do I need to clean my oven? Won’t it all eventually cook-off? You might think that, but the answer isn’t always yes! Go to your oven, and run your finger across the sidewall, chances are your finger now has gunk and grime on it! You wouldn’t cook in a dirty pan, so why would you cook in a dirty oven?

As mentioned before, cleaning your oven doesn’t have to be an exhausting task. Here are two sure-proof techniques that are certain to work with minimum effort!

Technique #1 Steam Clean Your Oven

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Our first technique is definitely the easiest. For this technique, all you’ll need is a deep baking dish, water, and a damp cloth. Start by taking out any extra racks in your oven besides the lowest one.

Take your baking dish and fill it with water, place it on the remaining oven rack, and leave it in your oven for 45 - 60 mins with the oven temp set to 450 degrees. Take this time to clean off those other racks in the sink with some warm soapy water!

If you want to take this to the next level, take a spray bottle full of water and spray down the sides midway through.

This will help enforce the process and create more steam. After waiting for 45 - 60 mins, turn the oven off and let it cool down. Once cooled. Take a clean, semi-damp washcloth and wipe away all the gunk in your oven.

Technique #2 Baking Soda And Water

How To Clean Your Oven

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If you’ve tried technique number one and find that your oven is still not clean, this next technique should do the trick. We strongly suggest this combo as opposed to a heavy-duty store-bought chemical cleaner. You wouldn’t eat food with harsh chemicals, so why would you clean the thing that cooks your food with them?

Combine four parts of baking soda into a dish and mix with one part of water. You’ll want to mix until it turns into a nice paste. Remove all racks from the inside of your oven. With a sponge, coat the oven interior with the paste, and be sure not to miss those extra dirty spots!

Let the paste sit for about 5 to 10 mins, and then scrub the inside of your oven with the rough side of your sponge. For those hard-to-remove spots, feel free to scrape the gunk with a plastic scraper, and spray down with some apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Once you’ve removed all the gunk, be sure to wipe down your oven with a clean washcloth.

We hope these techniques help you efficiently clean your oven! If you find that old oven of yours is just dirty and beyond repair, don’t forget that Rustic Kitchen and Bath is your number one choice for free-standing ranges, wall ovens, and any other kitchen appliance that you might need!

Feel free to reach out to our team at any time. Our skilled professionals are always here to help and are ready to help you achieve your kitchen dreams!

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