It’s always good to keep your oven and every other appliance in your household clean. This helps you avoid the unhealthy and unsafe effects of grease and dirt buildup, which shortens the life of your oven. This task is a bit different than the others. Most ovens have a lot of grease buildup that can take a while to break down. Be prepared not to use your oven for a few days while doing this task because you will need to let the cleaning solution sit overnight. Don’t be alarmed! This task time totals to around 4 hours over a few days.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, cleaning company, appliance company
Step 1 – Clean Oven Day 1
- You want to set 2 days aside to clean where your oven won’t be in use.
- Remove the oven racks from inside and soak them in a sink with hot water and vinegar. Some oven racks are washing machine safe, but you want to make sure they are before cleaning them.
- Mix three spoonfuls of baking soda with water in a bowl to create a paste.
- Spread the paste on the inside of the oven (don’t be alarmed if the paste turns brown).
- Let it sit overnight or for at least 12 hours.
- Supply List & Costs: Hot water, vinegar, and baking soda.
Step 2 – Clean Oven Day 2
- The next day, take a wet rag and wipe out as much of the baking soda paste as possible.
- If there is any baking soda residue still in the oven, put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on the residue.
- Use a wet rag and clean out the oven one last time.
- Put the racks back in the oven and turn the oven on at a very low temperature for 15-20 minutes to let dry.
- Tool List: Spray bottle
- Supply List & Costs: wet rag and vinegar
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