The kitchen is the heart of any home, where people and their families love to spend time in preparing dinner or lunch, eating and even dancing, but things can get dirty superfast there and that is why some equipment in the kitchen require the most attention when it comes to cleaning. With its moist and warm conditions, the kitchen can be an ideal environment for lurking bacteria to grow and multiply. This is why certain equipment in the kitchen like your oven and refrigerator need to be cleaned consistently and thoroughly inside out.
An Oven with No Grime!
Whether you have accidentally suffered from a horrendous recipe disaster resulting in some serious cleaning or it has just been a really long time since you had last cleaned your oven, it is finally time to learn how to clean your oven once and for all.
If you are an eco-friendly cleaning enthusiast, baking soda will soon become your best friend. Not only does it solve most of your cleaning problems, it is especially useful when it comes to cleaning ovens because it tackles the burnt-on debris inside your oven to deep clean it.
Another thing to keep in mind is consistency. A lot of people make the common mistake of only deep-cleaning their oven after a month or so, which can not only take a long while to handle, but it also deteriorates the functioning of your oven in the long run to the point that even baking soda might not be able to get the stains off. That is why it is always a good idea to stay at the top of the chore and use baking soda for routine clean-ups and baking soda with vinegar for the deep-cleaning ones.
Step By Step Guide On How to Clean Your Oven
Remove excess dirt after ensuring your oven is cool
Start by getting the racks out of the way. Then you can clean those pesky burnt little bits off of the floor of the oven as well as the sides. Remember, the more you clean here, the less you will have to do later. You can move these crumbs directly to the dustpan and wipe any excess oil residue away with a damp paper towel.
Using a Good Oven-Cleaner
Oven cleaners can be found by the dozen in supermarkets but what wins each time is baking soda! You can make a paste with half a cup of baking soda along with water. Spread this evenly on the floor of the oven avoiding any heating elements and then scrap it off once it has dried.
Do Not Forget the Oven Racks!
Cleaning these is probably the hardest part about cleaning an oven. But we have got a tip for you: soaking the racks in a mixture of washing power and hot water and leaving them over night makes it so much easier to clean them in the morning with some dryer sheets. You can also pop them in the dishwater for some deep cleaning.
Let Baking Soda Do the Rest
For oven windows, you can make a mixture of baking soda and water and swipe them along the inside of the oven window. Wipe this clean with a cloth towel and it will give you a streak-free shiny window. Alternatively, you can also use cheap dishwasher tablets of the powdery variety by soaking them in water and rubbing them against the oven window. You can also use the baking soda mixture for the inside and outside of the oven and leave it overnight and with a little scrubbing, it will be good as new.
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