This past weekend we were in a get things done mode-organizing, cleaning, and checking things off our to-do list. I tackled our dirty oven and now it is nice and clean!
For some reason I thought it was going to be really hard, but as it turns out if your oven has a self-cleaning option, it does all the work for you! This is definitely the way I recommend cleaning your oven. All you have to do is take out the oven racks, push the self-cleaning option and it does it’s thing! After 3-4 hours it will have worked it’s magic. Run a rag over the surface and you have a clean oven. Take a look at the difference:
The best time to use the self-cleaning option is when it is nice and cool outside and you can open windows to air things out because the oven gets super hot and it creates a bit of a smell. If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning option, or you want to clean it in say the heat of summer, use the oven cleaner recipe below. It works wonders!
– 1/2 cup baking soda
– 2 tablespoons of water
– 1 teaspoon of liquid castile soap
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the paste to the surface of the oven and allow to sit overnight. In the morning, spray with water and scrub, scrub scrub!
This recipe is from Simply Clean, DIY Solutions for a Naturally Clean Home. I adapted the instructions from my personal experience. You can find castile soap at your local health food store or online.
You can actually see into my oven now!