There are few sensations as good as watching a fresh-baked pie or a homemade pizza come out of the oven—you pictured it in your head, didn’t you? However, there’s a price to pay: drips, crumbs, and splattered food eventually leave your lovely oven looking awful inside.
Although it could look challenging, cleaning your oven can be easier than you think. Do you want to know how? Scroll down to find it out!
How to use vinegar steam to clean your oven
Thanks to its acidic properties and low price, white vinegar is the go-to product for homeowners when it comes to cleaning. So, grab a bottle of vinegar, and get to work!
Step #1. Prepare your oven
To begin, you’ll need to take out everything inside your appliance: pots, trays, racks, and whatever else you store there.
Once done, wash your racks in your sink with warm, soapy water. As they may have hard-dried food, use a scrubbing pad or the rough side of your kitchen sponge to remove the grime. After letting them dry, return one to the middle holder inside your oven.
Step #2. Make a DIY cleaning solution
To prepare your secret weapon, you’ll need to get a not-too-shallow baking pan (or something similar) and fill it with water and ¾ cups of white vinegar. Then, swish the solution until fully mixed.
Next, place the baking pan on the middle rack of your oven, close the door, and turn on the heat to 350° F.
Step #3 Wipe the grime away
You’ll let the solution inside for about 20 minutes to 1 hour until the steam covers the walls completely. However, keep an eye on the solution so it doesn’t evaporate completely. Once you turn off your oven, wait until the baking pan and rack cool down enough for you to remove them.
Once your appliance is empty again, dampen a microfiber cloth with warm water to wipe the grime (rinse and change the cloth as necessary). If you struggle to remove stuck-on gunk, switch to a scrubbing pad and use a little elbow grease to take care of them.
Finally, rinse your oven with a wet microfiber cloth, then dry it with a clean one to prevent mold from growing.
How to use baking soda and vinegar to clean your oven
Steam cleaning your oven with vinegar may be a quick and easy way to tackle the grime. The bad news is that it won’t be very effective against some baked-on food and greasy stains. But don’t worry! There’s a fix for that (it involves more time and effort, though).
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