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Now, How to clean a dirty oven…
Soak The Grates
- Remove all of the grates.
- Fill a utility tub or bathtub with HOT water and a non-toxic cleaner. Let them soak, the longer the better – over night if you can. (Careful not to scratch your tub!)
- Remove them and scrub off residue with a heavy duty scrubbing pad or fine steel wool.
- For extra scrubbing make a paste made from baking soda and lemon juice and have at it.
Give Your Oven A Steam Bath
- Remove the grates and wipe or vacuum out any loose debris.
- Put back a grate on the bottom rack and place a large metal baking dish filled with water and about 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
- Heat at 350° and let the water bubble, steam, and do its thing.
- Turn off the oven, then carefully spray the inner surfaces with a water/vinegar solution (don’t burn yourself!).
- Close the door and let it stand at least 30 minutes.
- Once cooled enough to work, wipe it down. If stubborn spots persist, scrub with a paste of baking soda and lemon or vinegar.
Bonus Info & Tips
- The sooner a spill is cleaned, the easier it is to get rid of.
- Put foil or a cookie sheet under stuff that can bubble over—prevention is the best remedy.
- Regarding microwave ovens, don’t use any cleaners inside the unit. Bring a cup of water to boil in it, then wipe it down.