How To Clean Stubborn Dirt Off Your Electric Oven
We all know how frustrating it can be to remove stubborn grease and dirt from your oven. Oftentimes, dirt and its smell never really leaves even after you cleaned it, which would make it worse, especially when it influences the taste of the food you’ll need to cook with it.
Luckily, cleaning and removing stubborn dirt and odor doesn’t require any magic tricks because many cleaning materials can even be found in your kitchen!
So, dive in and find out the best and simplest way to remove stubborn dirt and odor from your oven!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper towel or old cloth
- Baking soda
- Washing powder
You can start by removing all the oven racks. Remove all the burnt bits from the bottom of your oven with a paper towel or old cloth, wiping them directly into a dustpan or bin. Also, make sure that your oven is completely cool before heading to the next step.
Baking soda has been known for its many uses. From beauty concoctions to cleaning detergent, it is one of the cheapest and most effective ingredients in cleaning. Start by mixing up ½ cup of baking soda with water until you form a paste. Next up, spread the paste all over the bottom of your oven while avoiding all the heating elements. You can use a rubber glove to prevent any stains. Leave the baking soda paste to rest overnight.
Spreading the baking soda paste is out of the way; it’s time you start to think about cleaning the racks. Usually, the stubborn grease and burnt food are stuck on the racks, which is hard to remove with just a dish scrub. So for the next step, fill a tub with boiling water with washing powder and soak your oven racks in it overnight.
Using the same baking soda paste you used to clean the inside of your oven, apply the paste on the inside of your oven window, leave to rest for at least half an hour, then wipe clean using a paper towel or cloth.
While you’re at it, you may clean your stovetop as well by mixing the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of water
Then scrub the top of your stove and wipe clean with a paper towel or cloth.
Using a damp cloth, wipe away the dried baking soda paste you rest overnight. You can also use a spatula to remove the paste thoroughly.
Finally, fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spritz the parts that still have baking soda on them. Take out your moist cloth once again and wipe away the extra pieces. Once you have cleaned your oven racks, place them back into the oven.
How Often Should You Clean Your Oven?
It depends on how frequently you use it. The longer you use it, the more splatters and gunk accumulate. Suppose you use your oven frequently; attempt to deep clean it once every three months. If you just use it once every six months or once a year, every six months or once a year is sufficient.
And there you have it, seven simple steps to remove any stubborn dirt from your oven. If you find this blog helpful, let us know and leave us a comment down below!