Among cleaning chores, scrubbing the oven is a daunting task for many homeowners. It’s not a surprise this task is often skipped because the grime there isn’t that noticeable. However, leaving the dried, baked-on chunks for too long can be hazardous.
Perhaps you’ve already tried to give maintenance to your oven, but scrubbing away all those stubborn spots can take more time and effort than you can spare.
Don’t worry; there is a way to eliminate that disgusting gunk and grease covering the surfaces without putting too much work on it. Do you want to know how? Just keep reading!
Cleaning your oven with vinegar steam
Although some ovens have self-cleaning options, many people prefer not to use them as they can be dangerous. Usually, the oven is heated up to 900°, reducing to ashes any residue; but there are instances of burned fuses and control panels, as well as ovens catching fire.
But don’t worry; you can rely on white vinegar, which is always a popular choice in cleaning chores. Put this method into practice if you don’t want to put your oven at risk of a fire or if it simply doesn’t have any self-cleaning option.
Step 1. Get the oven ready
First, remove everything inside the oven: racks, trays, frying pans, etc. You can wash them apart more practically—for example, in the sink with soapy water.
Step 2. Make a cleaning solution
For the cleaning solution, you will need to fill a deep baking pan or an oven-proof container with water and one cup of vinegar. Depending on the size of your oven, you can use as little as half a cup of vinegar.
Step 3. Time to heat it up
Place the vessel into the oven, close the door, and turn the heat to 350°. You’ll need to let it heat, boil, and steam for about 30 minutes. Check it from time to time to decide if you need to wait for longer—it can take up to an hour to form a good amount of steam.
Step 4. Get rid of the mess
Once the steam settles and moistens the stains, grab a damp microfiber cloth and wipe until every nook and cranny is clean. You might need to apply pressure to remove some stains.
How to clean your oven with vinegar and baking soda
It can happen that your oven still has some grime stuck to the walls after the steaming treatment. That can be normal depending on the time since the food got stuck and how many times it has been heated.
You can solve that problem with this thorough method that involves baking soda and vinegar. It takes longer, but it will remove any lingering grease or stains on the walls.
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