Let’s face it, the stovetop often takes the brunt of our culinary adventures. Grease splatters, stubborn spills, and the occasional forgotten pot can leave your once-gleaming surface, including the oven door, looking like a war zone. But fear not, fellow home chefs, even the task of cleaning an oven quickly can be tackled with ease! Reclaiming your kitchen’s crown jewel, including a clean oven, is within reach with a little know-how and some elbow grease (or should we say, wrist magic).

We know how efficient cleaning a kitchen oven with baking soda, but aside from that this blog post will help you give your oven a deep clean!

Best Way To Clean Your Oven: Gear Up With These Tools

Before we dive into the elbow grease, let’s arm ourselves with the right tools and concoctions to tackle the task at hand, including cleaning the inside of the oven. You’ll likely find these cleaning warriors right in your home: baking soda and vinegar for a potent cleaning mixture.

  • Baking soda and white vinegar, the dynamic duo of natural cleaners
  • Dish soap, your grease-fighting ally, alongside a sponge, becomes an unbeatable duo in your arsenal of cleaning products.
  • A spray bottle, for precise attacks on grime, can also be invaluable when you need to clean an oven, targeting those tough-to-reach spots with oven cleaner.
  • Scrubbing pads or a stiff brush, to show tough spots who’s boss
  • Microfiber cloths or paper towels, for a streak-free finish
  • Rubber gloves, to protect your noble hands, are essential when using oven cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean the oven.

Step 1: Prep the Battlefield

Begin by removing all removable parts from your stove, such as burner caps, grates, knobs, and if applicable, the oven rack for a thorough clean. These items often harbour unnoticed grime and will be cleaned separately. With the stove stripped down, you’ll have better access to all those nooks and crannies that might have been neglected, especially inside the entire oven.

Step 2: The Power of Vinegar and Baking Soda Paste

Cover the surface of your stove and the interior of your oven with a liberal sprinkling of baking soda, a key ingredient in many cleaning products. Then, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in your spray bottle and mist the baking soda-covered surface inside the oven until it’s visibly damp and the mixture starts to fizz. This reaction helps to break down grime, making it easier to scrub away. Let this sit for about 15 minutes to allow the cleaning solution to penetrate the grime inside the oven.

Step 3: Scrub Outside and Inside Your Oven

With your scrub pad in hand, start working on the stovetop in circular motions, and don’t forget to clean the oven racks while you’re at it. The goal is to lift the grime without scratching the surface, so let the baking soda do the heavy lifting. For tough spots inside the oven, add a drop of dish soap directly to your pad for an extra grease-fighting kick.

Step 4: Rinse and Shine

Once you’ve banished the grime, wipe down the stove with a damp microfiber cloth to remove any residual baking soda or soap. Follow up with a dry cloth to buff the surface to a radiant shine, ensuring that your stove and clean oven racks not only look clean but also feel smooth to the touch.

Step 5: Tend to the Removables

Turn your attention to the parts you set aside earlier, including those that belong inside the oven. These can usually be cleaned with a soak in hot, soapy water, followed by a gentle scrub with a sponge. For metal grates, burner caps, and even oven racks, using a mixture of vinegar and warm water can help dissolve grease without harsh chemicals.

Step 6: Reassemble and Revel

Once everything is dry, reassemble your stove, including the freshly cleaned oven racks. Step back and take a moment to appreciate your handiwork. Not only is your stove clean, but the interior of the oven is also a testament to your dedication to your culinary space.

Keep Your Oven Clean Forever

Keeping your stove clean doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-blue-moon endeavour. Incorporating small cleaning habits into your daily routine, like wiping down the stove after each use, can prevent buildup and make deep cleaning less of a chore. So, here’s to less time cleaning and more time creating in the kitchen. Cheers to that!