Keeping your oven clean goes beyond a pristine look. Dirty ovens can have lingering odors permeating the food you put into. Even worse, baked-on food residue can potentially cause a fire the more you use your oven.
However, cleaning an oven is not usually an easy task. Tons of elbow grease, time, and uncomfortable positions are normally required to clean inside the appliance.
The good news is that there’s an easier way to handle it. Scroll down to learn how to clean your oven effortlessly!
How to steam clean your oven with vinegar
Steam is the best way to remove dried chunks of food and grease stains from your oven. Some ovens already come with a steam clean option. But don’t worry if your oven doesn’t have that fancy mode because there’s still a way to steam clean it. Check it out!
Step #1. Make a homemade cleaning solution
Forget about expensive cleaning products with harmful chemicals. You can prepare a useful DIY cleaning solution using common household ingredients.
All you need to do is grab an ovenproof bowl or deep dish and pour equal parts of white vinegar and water. Swish the ingredients until mixed, and your cleaning solution will be ready. Simple, yet effective.
Step #2. Prepare your oven
To avoid accidents and delays, take out everything inside your oven, including all its racks.
Clean the racks separately with warm water and dish soap, then return one to the center of the oven. Once done, turn on your oven and set it at 450° F.
Step #3. Let steam build
Immediately after turning on your oven, place your container with the vinegar solution on the rack. Depending on the level of filth, wait from 20 to 60 minutes before opening the door.
As the mixture heats and boils, a steam layer will cover the walls, loosening the grease and dried spills.
Step #4. Clean your oven
Once time is up, take the container out carefully and let the oven cool for a few more minutes.
When your oven is ready, use a damp sponge or a piece of fabric to wipe the grime from its walls. Your sponge (or rag) will accumulate grime as you clean, so rinse it as necessary throughout the process. Finally, dry your oven thoroughly with a dry, clean cloth.
Clean your oven with vinegar and baking soda
Steam cleaning is effective against grease and spillages but not so much against baked-on grime. So, to fully clean your oven, you might need to try another method involving the cleaning power of baking soda. You can check how to do it here:
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