When it comes to getting your oven in a nice clean state, there are many methods and solutions presented by oven cleaning experts. However, as far as cleaning the oven after the holidays is concerned, you should really focus on getting the job done by relying on an eco-friendly method.
You don’t really want to spend your time at the store looking for a product to work with immediately after the holidays end. After all, you are likely busy with other duties too, so it is best to rely on a proven and easy method of cleaning with baking soda. This method has been regarded as the best one, because it doesn’t require expensive products that may not even get the job done. Here is what you need to do to make the most of this cleaning procedure and a list of the tools you will need:
Clear out the interior pieces – in order to make way for the cleaning process, you should clear the interior pieces from the oven. This means removing the racks, pizza stone, thermometer and practically anything that is located inside the oven. Once these items are out, you should give them a proper clean too.
Mix a paste-like compound with baking soda and water – use a small bowl to mix half a cup of baking soda and water. Start by introducing enough water to get a nice paste-like mixture. Your goal should be to get a paste that is easy to spread inside the oven. The consistency should be such that it sticks to the walls of the oven and doesn’t just slide down. To get that, keep the amount of water low.
Spread the paste inside – get a pair of gloves and prepare to get some elbow grease. Use your fingers to spread the paste all over the interior, and don’t forget to reach for every nook and cranny. This part of the cleaning process is quite messy, but it is something that you will need to do. Take your time and make sure every inch of the oven, save for the burners, is covered with the paste.
Let the paste sit overnight – once you have finished spreading the paste, don’t be quick to wipe it. It needs time to sit and do its job on the accumulated grime. Letting it sit overnight is enough to ensure the job is done right.
Wipe down the interior – once the paste has remained on the oven interior for a long enough period, it is time to wipe it down. Use a damp cloth for the job. It is likely there are some areas where the soda has hardened, in which case you should use a spatula.
Finishing touches – once that is done with, all you need to do is return the interior pieces you took out and, after cleaning, arrange them back in. This concludes the eco-friendly cleaning round of your oven.