Did you know there are several kinds of ovens? Let’s start by just talking about 4 categories of ovens.
- electric ovens
- gas ovens
- convection ovens
- fancy ovens
Electric ovens have heating elements attached to the walls of the oven. Although these types of ovens cost more than other kids, they are the easiest to use and easiest to clean. In addition, they can be convection or conventional ovens.
Although gas ovens are cheaper than electric ovens, you will need a gas hook-up. If you do not already have a gas hook up, then this will be an additional cost to factor. The problem with gas ovens is that they tend to cook unevenly and brown baking items.
Convection ovens cook food more evenly and faster than other ovens. These types of ovens use fans to circulate the air and usually require a lower temperature for cooking.
Fancy ovens have more or all of the bells and whistles. Not only are there self-cleaning ovens, now there are ovens that steam, warm, and have programmable options. If you have a self-cleaning oven, you need to take extra caution when using any types of cleaners in your oven. Please read your oven manuals before you use any type of oven cleaner.
NATURAL OVEN CLEANER – EASY HOW TO CLEAN OVEN WITHOUT CHEMICALS
The easiest way to clean an oven is by using items you already have in your house. You can clean your oven easily without chemicals by using vinegar, salt, and baking soda to make a natural oven cleaner.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR OVEN WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR AND MAKE A NATURAL OVEN CLEANER
You can use vinegar and baking soda if you are looking for how to clean the oven racks and how to clean the oven glass. Keep reading if you are looking for how to clean your self-cleaning oven.
- spray bottle with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water
- coarse salt
- baking soda
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR OVEN WITH VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA
1. First, remove the oven racks (you can clean these separately the same way).
2. Next, spray the whole oven including the inside of the door with the vinegar/water mixture. Get it pretty wet all over.
3. Then, sprinkle baking soda everywhere putting more on any caked on food particles.
4. After that, sprinkle a thick layer of course salt over the baking soda.
5. Then, spray again with the vinegar/water. You’ll hear a nice bubbling sound from the reaction of the vinegar and baking soda.
6. Now, leave it to sit overnight.
7. With the coarse side of the sponge scrub the oven. You’ll see how easily everything comes up. This was amazing to me!
8. Next, spray again with vinegar/water to help remove everything.
9. Finally, wipe the oven with old towels or paper towels.
That’s it! After following these directions on how to clean your oven without chemicals, you will have a nice shiny oven and a happy mama. At least I know I was a happy mama. It didn’t take long and I had a nice, clean, chemical-free oven. Yea!
Then, use oven liners and baking mats to keep your oven clean.
FAQS OF CLEAN OVENS
What is the ratio of vinegar to baking soda and amounts of other natural cleaning products?
I have been asked, what ratio of vinegar to baking soda should be used when cleaning or how much salt and baking soda to use. The short answer is, “a lot!” But really, you will want to use enough salt and baking soda to cover the cleaning surface without any gaps.
How to clean the oven door
I have also been asked how to clean oven glass in between the double glass oven window. For how to clean oven glass, you will want to be sure to spread the natural oven cleaner of baking soda and vinegar on top of the glass. If you have dirt between the oven glass, then that is a little more difficult.
How to clean oven glass and how to clean between the glass panes on an oven door
I have not personally cleaned between the oven glass, but go to Today’s Homeownerto read about how to clean between the oven glass.
To clean the oven glass, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water or a glass cleaner such as Windex.
HOW TO CLEAN OVEN RACKS WITH VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA
If you have very dirty oven racks, then you can clean your oven racks with vinegar and baking soda also. First, remove the oven racks and sprinkle the baking soda on top of them. Then, spray the oven racks with vinegar. Or, if you want to clean very dirty oven racks, then submerge them in the vinegar.
Leave the vinegar and baking soda covered oven racks to sit overnight. In the morning, use an old towel or sponge to wipe off the racks. Then, rinse with warm water.
HOW TO CLEAN SELF-CLEANING OVEN
If you are wondering how to clean a self-cleaning oven, then here are things you need to know before using your self-cleaning oven. Most self-cleaning ovens clean by using either very high temperatures or steam.
If you want to clean your oven with steam or high temperatures, first, be sure to remove any large pieces and particles from the oven. In addition, remove the oven racks for cleaning them later.
To clean a self-cleaning oven with high temperatures, be very careful that nothing is around the oven when it reaches the high temperatures. Also, do not block the vent.
Since fumes from self-cleaning ovens can be strong, be sure to turn on fans and open windows when you are cleaning ovens in the self-cleaning oven mode. In addition, be mindful of any pets that will be in the house at the time and keep a close eye on them.
To clean the self-cleaning oven with steam in the steam clean mode, distilled water is added to the oven and then the steam is used to clean the oven.
Can you use cleaning products in a self-cleaning oven?
It is not recommended to use cleaning products in a self-cleaning oven.
HOW TO PREVENT YOUR OVEN FROM GETTING MESSY
Now, to prevent the oven from getting super messy again, I’m going to buy one of these oven liners. You put it at the bottom of your oven and it collects all the spills. You can remove it, clean it with soap and water, and reuse it.
Here are some pictures of the non-toxic oven cleaning process while I cleaned my oven with vinegar, baking soda, and salt.
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