Nobody enjoys cleaning the oven. It’s a tedious task that often requires harsh chemicals and a lot of elbow grease. But what if we told you there was a way to clean your oven quickly and easily, without any harsh chemicals? We will teach you how to clean your oven using natural ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
Here’s How to Clean an Oven Quickly
Ready to learn how to clean an oven quickly? We’ve got you covered here! We’d also recommend checking out our video guide from our segment on Good Day Sacramento below.
How to Clean Oven Without Scrubbing
If you want to clean an oven without heavy scrubbing, don’t resort to self-cleaning. Self-cleaning heats the oven up to such a high temperature that it essentially burns off any food or grease that may be on the oven walls. This will leave your oven clean, but it can also damage the oven’s finish, shorten its lifespan, damage internal parts, and can even make it so your oven is not heating evenly.
Instead of self-cleaning, try one of these natural cleaning solutions:
Baking soda and vinegar: This is a classic cleaning duo that can be used on many different surfaces. Make a paste out of baking soda and water, to apply to any areas that need cleaning. Then make a spray of equal parts vinegar and water and keep it separate until you’re ready to clean.
Natural store-bought cleaner: If you don’t want to make your own oven cleaner, you can purchase a natural store-bought cleaner. Look for one that is non-toxic and free of harsh chemicals.
How to Clean Oven Inside
Once you’ve decided on a cleaning solution, follow these steps to clean your oven quickly:
1. Apply your baking soda mixture or cleaner to the dirty areas of your oven.
2. If you’re using baking soda and vinegar, it’s time to spray the vinegar solution and let the two ingredients foam up.
3. Let it sit for a few minutes for lighter stains or for heaving buildup, you can also leave this solution on overnight. (For store-bought cleaner, leave it on as long as instructed).
4. Wipe your oven out with a clean rag and clean water.
5. For more stubborn stains, you can give your oven a bit of scrub using a non-abrasive scrubber before you clean with the rag and water.
How to Clean Oven Glass
The inside of your oven door can be cleaned using any of the cleaning solutions mentioned above. Simply apply the solution to the dirty areas and wipe them away with a damp cloth, and scrub any heavier gunk with a non-abrasive cleaner.
For the outside of the oven door, you can use a glass cleaner. Spray the door with the glass cleaner and wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth. If your oven is stainless steel, use a stainless steel cleaner and polish for an extra shine on the rest of the oven.
If you’re cleaning the stove top on your range, take a look at our guide on how to clean gas ranges.
How to Clean Oven Racks
Oven racks can be removed and cleaned in the sink with hot soapy water. Let the oven racks soak for a few minutes before scrubbing them clean.
If you don’t have time to or are unable to remove the oven racks, you can still clean them in the oven. First, cover the bottom of the oven with foil. This will catch any drips from the cleaning solution. Then, spray them with your cleaning solution. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing them clean.
Now that you know how to clean an oven quickly and easily, there’s no excuse not to keep your oven clean! Regular cleaning will help to prolong the life of your oven and make it look new. And if you are in need of oven repair don’t forget to give our expert appliance repair team a call!