How To Deep Clean Your Oven Safely and Thoroughly

how to deep clean your oven safely and thoroughly

Cleaning your oven doesn’t have to be a chore. With just a few supplies and some elbow grease, you can deep clean your oven so well that it will look as good as new. Why run out and purchase an oven cleaning product when you can read this article for tips on how to deep clean your oven at home – with no chemicals! And remember, if you do this regularly, it’s one less chore on next month’s “To Do” list!

Start by removing the oven rack. If the racks in your oven are removable, remove them first. If they’re not, don’t worry about it; we’re only going to be working with the bottom anyway. Then, remove the bottom tray. This tray is usually removable as well. We’ll remove it later to clean, but for now make sure it’s out of the oven if you can.

Grab a bowl full of hot water and liquid dish soap. Soak a sponge or rag and begin wiping down the walls of your oven from top to bottom, including both sides. Put the sponge back in the soapy water when you finish one wall, then use the other side of it on another section of the oven wall. If you have any “sticky” residue leftover after this process, you can let the soapy water sit for about an hour before wiping again (this helps loosen anything really stuck on).

Once again, grab a bowl of hot water, but this time add in some baking soda. We’re going to use the baking soda and a sponge to scour the oven walls more thoroughly. Scrub all over the inside of your oven to the best of your ability. Then, rinse your sponge in warm water and wipe down the inside of the oven one last time with plain, clean water.

If you removed the oven tray in step 2, it is now time to wash it. You can put your tray directly in the sink to be hand washed. If it’s dishwasher safe, put it in there and you’re finished!

Now you can focus on the rest of the oven. Grab a bowl of hot water and add some baking soda to make a paste with your sponge or rag. Apply this mixture all over your oven door and use an old toothbrush (or something similar like a bbq brush) to scrub off any stuck on bits.  If you don’t have an old toothbrush, try using steel wool instead; however, if you use steel wool, apply very little pressure because too much will scratch the surface of your oven door. You may need to let the baking soda and water mixture sit for a little while before scrubbing to let it do its work. You can also use an old rag or sponge if you need to. Then rinse off your oven door with warm water and dry with fresh paper towels. Make sure you have removed all the soap residue from inside the oven.

Now you’re going to wipe down the inside of your oven one last time, but this time with white distilled vinegar diluted in a bucket full of warm water (one part vinegar, ten parts warm water). Use a clean rag or paper towels to do this. Go back over the inside of your oven with more warm water and vinegar. If you have any sticky residue left, use some more baking soda and steel wool on it before continuing on with the rest of the process. Once again, rinse off your oven with warm water and wipe down one final time using fresh paper towels or dry rags.

Finally, put all of your oven racks and trays back into their original spots and plug your oven back in! You’re now finished cleaning your oven– congratulations! So there you have it! Remember, be patient and take your time – this is a job that definitely requires elbow grease but is well worth the effort in the end. Feel free to find some other helpful ways to clean your oven online so you can have the cleanest oven in the neighborhood! And remember, if you are ever experiencing any issues with your oven, we are here to help you! All you need to do is give us a call at 1 877-650-0775 and we’ll be there!

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