Cleaning the oven is often seen as a dreaded chore when it comes to cleaning jobs around the kitchen. However, oven cleaning is something that needn’t be a difficult or smelly job if it is routinely done, rather than a cleaning task that is put off until it is at it’s worst. There are many commercial oven cleaners available in shops to make your life easier, or there is also the option to make your own using natural and non-toxic ingredients, which can be just as effective on cleaning your greasy oven.
The first step to getting the oven back to clean is to remove all racks, trays and shelves. These should be individually soaked and cleaned as required.
Next, follow the instructions on your oven cleaner to tackle the inside. Alternatively, if you prefer to use a homemade non-toxic oven cleaner, then simply make a solution of 1 mug of water and 1/3 of a mug of white vinegar, and spray or apply this to the inside of the oven. Next, apply a thick layer of coarse grain salt, and on top of this a thick layer of baking soda. By spraying more of the vinegar solution on top of this, a paste consistency will form, and then once you hear the chemicals reacting together you can then get cleaning with a scourer.
A razor blade can be carefully used on the inside of the oven if there is any stubborn grime that just refuses to shift. Once you have done this, you will be able to wipe down the inside of the oven to reveal sparkling results. You might find that there is grease and grime caught in the oven door, and that this can only be reached by taking apart the door itself, however this is worth doing to get that completely clean look to your finished oven.