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Two Easy Ways To Clean Your Oven

By Chidirim Ndeche 05 October 2017   |   6:00 am

Ovens are used in baking perfect cakes, pastries or chicken. However, in the process of baking, they may get very dirty and unable to be cleaned up, especially that chunk of spilt food that burns and sticks to the oven walls or floor.

You have this problem too, right?

It is important to keep your oven clean and in good shape, especially before use, or it can become a costly problem. However, this can be very hard, judging by its position on the ground and the door being bothersome.

With these cleaning hacks, cleaning the oven is easier than ever.

Oven before and after. Photo: Homemade for Elle

Hack 1

This can be done overnight, with your oven turned off.

Materials:

  • 1/4 cup ammonia
  • Oven-safe pan or bowl
  • Sponge or washcloth

Directions:

  1. Place ¼ cup of ammonia into an oven-safe bowl.
  2. With the oven turned off, place the bowl in the oven and let it sit overnight.
  3. The fumes from the ammonia will soften any and all gunk in the oven, so in the morning, you can simply wipe it off with a clean sponge.

woman cleaning an oven. Photo credit:today.com

Hack 2

Your oven has to be switched on for this to work.

Materials

  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Oven-safe pan or bowl
  • Sponge or washcloth

Directions

  1. Mix one part water, baking soda, and vinegar together in your oven-safe container.
  2. Dab some of the solution on the bottom of the oven and place the rest of the solution in the container on an oven rack.
  3. Set your oven to 100 degrees and let it run for 45 minutes.
  4. Wipe up all the loose dirt easily.

Voila! Clean oven.

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