Baking Soda Is the Key to All-Natural Oven Cleaning
Cleaning an oven can be a difficult and time-consuming process, with grime and burned food building up just a week after cleaning. Self-cleaning options do exist, but those systems involve chemicals that some feel uncomfortable using in their kitchen. So what’s an oven owner who wants an all-natural, quick way to clean to do? Two words: baking soda.
That’s right — baking soda. The household product has countless uses, including the ability to easily and effectively clean an oven. To start, simply spray down the oven with water until it’s damp and covered. Next, pour a thick layer of baking soda over the damp areas of the oven. Continue doing so until you have a 1/4-inch layer of paste on the bottom. Make sure to re-mist any areas of baking soda that still look completely dry.
Once the layer is sufficiently moist, let it sit for a few hours. When you return to the oven, simply wipe up the paste with a cloth and watch all the the grime and food particles come right up. Now, for really baked-in dirt, it could take a couple of baking soda applications, but it should always work.
Once the oven is cleaned to your liking, make sure to wipe off any and all excess baking soda, as it will smoke once you turn the oven back on.
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