Cleaning your oven can be hard, dirty work that no one likes, and the harsh chemicals can often be worse than the cleaning, but it’s necessary to clean off grease and food, and prevent smoke. Your oven should be thoroughly cleaned every three to six months, or more if gets messy inside, to stop your food from taking on the flavours of your dirty oven. There’s a more natural, cheaper, and safer alternative to those nasty chemical oven cleaners and one that’s environmentally friendly as well.
Safe, Natural Oven Cleaners
You cook food in your oven, so it’s wise to avoid those foul-smelling commercial oven cleaners that could taint your meals and even harm your health if they’re not rinsed off thoroughly. One of the most popular and effective ways to clean an oven is with baking soda, or bicarbonate of soda, water and vinegar.
The Best Time to Clean
It’s best to clean the oven when it’s still warm, but not hot, so if you have time to do it after you’ve finished cooking, it’ll save you from having to heat the oven and let it cool down. In a bowl, place a cup of baking soda and enough water to make a thin paste. Make sure you wear gloves and remove the racks from your oven – you’ll be cleaning these separately.
Taking care to avoid the electric element or the holes where the gas comes out. Spread the paste evenly around the inside of the oven, close the door and leave it to work overnight, if possible.
Cleaning the Racks
While the baking soda mixture is working its magic on the oven, it’s time to clean those oven racks. Place them in a large bowl, your kitchen sink, or the bath, and liberally sprinkle them with baking soda. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the racks. When the baking soda and vinegar combine, you’ll get a powerful foam that’ll cut through the grease and baked-on food. Once the foaming stops, fill the sink or bowl with hot water and soak the racks overnight.
The Next Day
The next morning, put on your gloves and wipe down the inside of the oven. If there are still stubborn baked-on areas, give them a spray with the vinegar, and when the foam stops, wipe them again. Your racks should be almost clean, so wipe then down to remove any residue, and use a scourer or sponge to remove stubborn bits. Rinse your oven and racks with clean water and put the racks back in the oven.
Cleaning Services Melbourne Can Trust
You could schedule your oven cleaning and try to get it done when you have the time, or you could use house cleaning services and have someone do it for you.
Maid in Melbourne are cleaners Melbourne locals can rely on. We provide regular and one-off home cleaning services as well as cleaning services Melbourne-based offices require to really get the job done.