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How to Clean an Oven in 9 Simple Steps!

When it comes to housework, there’s one task that most of us love to avoid – cleaning the oven! But cleaning the oven is one of those tasks that seems harder than it actually is. To prove just how easy it is to make your oven sparkle like new, let us break it down for you – it only takes 9 simple steps!

No matter how filthy or grimy your oven may be, this is one of the best methods you will find to get your oven looking like new again. By simply following this process, your oven will be spick and span in no time!


Oven Cleaning Steps

1. Remove Racks and Items from the Oven: Start by removing the racks and any other items in your oven such as trays or thermometers.

2. Baking Soda Paste: Add a few tablespoons of water and 1/2 cup of baking soda into a small bowl. Mix well. Adjust the water to baking soda ratio if necessary while mixing until it forms a spreadable paste texture.

3. Coat your Oven: Spread the paste on all interior surfaces of your oven while avoiding the heating elements. The paste can be spread on with your bare hands or with gloves if you prefer. You could even use an old paint brush for an even, mess-free coating. Make sure all of the dirtiest nooks and crannies are well covered. Rub the mixture into the surface slightly as you spread it. This will turn the baking soda from white to a brownish colour as you do so.

4. Leave Overnight: Let the baking soda paste sit overnight or for at least 12 hours.

5. Clean your Oven Racks: Lay a towel in your driveway or outdoor area and place your oven racks on the towel, coating each rack thoroughly with baking soda paste and letting it sit overnight. On the following day, use a garden hose to wash down your racks and scrub off stubborn stains. Alternatively, a power washer can be used instead for a quick and thorough clean. Keep in mind that baking soda should only be used for stainless steel racks as it can stain aluminium.

6. Wipe Out the Oven: After leaving your oven for 12 hours, use a damp dish cloth to wipe out the dried baking soda paste. Any stubborn or excess paste can also be scraped out with a plastic or silicone spatula. A spatula could also prove helpful for removing stubborn grime from hard-to-reach places.

7. Spray Some Vinegar: Fill a spray bottle with some vinegar and spritz the vinegar over the excess baking soda residue in your oven. The baking soda will react to the vinegar causing the mixture to gently foam.

8. Final Wipe Down: Use a damp cloth to wipe out the remaining baking soda and vinegar from the inside of the oven. Continue this process until all residue is removed. As you wipe, continue to add more water or vinegar where necessary to make sure the oven is clean and shiny. Don’t forget to wipe down your oven door also!

9. Place Oven Racks Back in Oven: Now that your oven is nice and clean, place the clean oven racks back into the oven, and the job is done!


How to Clean an Oven Professionally

Don’t have time to clean your oven as well as you should? Let the experts at Houseproud take care of the cleaning job for you!

We have been cleaning ovens for years, and we have the know-how to get your oven looking better than ever. No matter how dirty your oven may be, don’t be afraid to give us a call and we can take care of that pesky cleaning job for you!

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