If you use your oven often, it probably gets pretty dirty.
Grease and grime not only splash and splatter on the oven door and walls, they get cooked on, too. That means you can’t just wipe them up with some water and a rag. Even self-cleaning ovens sometimes don’t get clean. It’s really tough getting through all that grease and baked-on dirt, but it could be easier to clean your oven than you think. You can get to this level of clean in one minute!
There’s no need for harsh chemicals or expensive techniques.
You can clean your oven with something you already have in your home: baking soda. Baking soda is good for a lot of things in the kitchen, which is why most people have some on hand at all times.
You can use it when you are cooking or baking, put it in your refrigerator to help reduce food smells, and even sprinkle it in your cat’s litter box to reduce these smells, as well. It’s cheap, you can buy it almost anywhere, and now you can use it to clean your oven.
Simply spray a little water on the oven to wet the surface you want to clean.
Pour some baking soda on the wet surface and use a stainless-steel ball to scrub it. Depending on how tough the grease and grime is, you might need to scrub fairly hard. You should notice the dirt coming loose. You can take a rag to wipe the area clean and then move on to another area. It works on the oven door and the sides. You can even use it to clean your oven racks.
Since there are no harsh chemicals being used, you don’t have to worry about fumes coming from the oven or chemicals splashing on your food when you cook. It’s a safe, easy, and affordable way to keep your oven clean.
You can also use it on other appliances, such as the inside of your microwave.
If you are looking for other natural things that can be used to clean the kitchen and other rooms in your home, try lemon juice or even vinegar. These things can be added to water and baking soda to make an even more potent mixture that can clean even better.
You can use it on appliances, counters, sinks, stovetops, and more. A lot of people are leaning toward making their own natural cleaning products to help protect their families from harsh chemicals and to help protect the environment.
People aren’t only making cleaners for their kitchens; they are making their own laundry detergent, dish detergent, hair and body soap, and more.
People are finding that it’s easy to make your own products, and it’s also cheaper. If you could protect the environment, save money, and create better products than what you buy in the store, why wouldn’t you do it?
You can also try boiling the water before use it, and if you don’t mind using store-bought cleaning products, you can mix baking soda with dish soap to make a mixture that is very efficient at cleaning just about anything. You can store all of your homemade cleaning supplies in spray bottles. You can find them at your local dollar store or department store.
The next time you try to look in your oven to check to see if your cake or chicken is done baking and realize you can’t see through the window because of all the grease on the inside, just look through your cabinets for some baking soda and a stainless-steel ball. You can have it sparkling clean in no time at all.
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Source: Thrifty and Chic