Nobody likes the dirty, difficult and time consuming job of oven cleaning, so we would like to help you by passing on some really easy oven cleaning tips to make the oven cleaning job easier, quicker, less expensive, non toxic and not so much effort! We have some great idea on oven cleaning products too.
A good starting point when using our natural oven cleaning tips is to place a heatproof bowl of water in the oven and leave the oven on high for half an hour. This loosens the dirt for you before the actual oven cleaning process starts.
Homemade oven cleaner recipe is to spread about a ¼ inch layer of baking soda (soda crystals) on the bottom of the oven and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave overnight. Remove tea towel and then spray with vinegar to react with the rest of the baking soda and wipe out (one of SelClene’s top oven cleaning tips with vinegar). The key to working with baking soda is that you have to give it TIME to really work to clean the oven. This is one of our favourite of our oven cleaning tips.
Oven cleaning tips for your glass door
The glass oven door is usually one of the most difficult parts when cleaning an oven. But even this can be cleaned using the method above. The best thing is to mix the baking soda into a paste with water and spread it on as a paste – even after wiping the paste away when left for 20 minutes you will see your oven door, clean and sparkling like never before! This is one of our numerous oven cleaning tips.
Secret for glass door oven cleaning: your glass scraping tool
If you had an exceptionally grubby oven door, one of the best tools you can have to clean the oven door and oven floor is a glass scraper. Builders use these for paints splashes on windows and can be bought cheaply from any DIY store. Another of our good oven cleaning tips is if the glass door can be unscrewed, remove it and soak in a hot solution of biological washing powder and then use the scraper to remove stubborn residue in order to get a great final result for the oven cleaning job
Oven cleaning tips – the racks
When cleaning oven racks, sprinkle over the oven racks with baking soda, then douse them with vinegar. Once the foaming stops, submerge the racks in hot water and let sit overnight, perhaps in a bath that has been protected with a towel which lies under the racks. It is best if the water completely covers the racks and that water must be extremely hot to get the best oven cleaning results. A final tip by this method is to add either bio laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent. It is the enzymes in these products that get every part of an oven really clean. Of course those metal oven shelves (as opposed to the racks) can also be cleaned with this oven cleaning tip or a combination of our oven cleaning tips.
After doing the above, your oven racks should be beautiful and sparkly clean. If not…
Secret oven cleaning tips for racks: an old toothbrush
However, if in the very unlikely event there is still grime to remove from the racks the following morning, scrub the racks with an old dish towel to remove grease and grime, and use an old toothbrush to dislodge any baked-on grime for oven cleaning perfection. For really stubborn bits, add salt to the toothbrush to make the scrubbing more abrasive. Afterwards, rinse the racks thoroughly before returning them to the oven. The result will be clean oven racks like never before by using this combination of oven cleaning tips.
If the above explanation leaves you feeling exhausted, why not sit back while SelClene do your oven cleaning for you, from top to bottom using our own oven cleaners, oven cleaning tips and a lot of elbow grease!