For many health conscious people cleaning their oven is usually a sensitive spot. When you involve grease and food remains and high temperatures you get a recipe for a hard layer of greasy grime baked to the walls and of your oven. This grime tends to release a pretty unpleasant smell when heated again and again and again.
Most people that i know tend to let this one go and simply use strong chemicals or call in an oven cleaning professional to come in and do it for them. Either way, health damaging chemicals would be involved regardless. I find this quite odd that people tend to let this one slip trough because if there is one spot that i would be most concerned about being free from health damaging substances it would be where I cook the food for my family!
Most of the time when you are doing the oven cleansing yourself with chemicals you will be unable to clear it properly before you use the oven again. It’s almost impossible to do that, so therefore you will be literally cooking harmful substances inside together with your dinner.
This time we have called in a professional house cleaning company from Dublin to reveal how you can do it yourself at home the eco friendly way.
If you don’t feel like mixing your own paste you can try this non toxic oven cleaning solution we found on amazon, looks like it would do a decent job. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Friendly-Oven-Barbecue-Cleaner/dp/B006E2JMT8
Once again, we will be using a our good old baking soda & vinegar solution to accomplish this. Here is what you need to do:
- First, you want to take out any trays and racks that you may have inside and set them aside for cleaning later. You will want to do that to them individually rather than getting in your way being left inside.
- Next, you will need about 8 good full tablespoons of soda added in a container and mixed with water. Your goal should be to get a tooth paste like consistency of water and soda so you can spread it on the walls of your oven like a paste and it will stick to it. We found that a ratio of about 1 part soda .5 part water tends to work best.
- Once you have the paste ready you will want to thoroughly cover the insides of your oven with the paste. Try not to be lazy here and make sure you cover all of the interior as this is important. While you are at it, don’t forget about the oven doors too.
- You will now want to leave the oven like this for at least 6-12 hours if possible, this will give enough time for our special paste to do its magic. Do not rush and try to clean the paste immediately, it will do nothing. The paste needs time to work properly.
- After you have waited you can now begin cleansing the insides of the oven. We recommend that you use a damp cloth and a crapper for the job to remove the tougher parts of the soda. A good tip is to start off with your oven door because you will likely be touching it while leaning in to clean the inside. You can even try to look up a guide on your oven model online on how to remove your door. This tends to be very easy and almost always does not even require any tools, usually you just need to lift the oven door out. We do still recommend that you look this up before trying or your own model.
- Once you have cleaned out the majority of the soda from the inside, take a spray cap bottle filled with vinegar or lime juice and spray it all over the insides. This will help you remove the last remaining particles of dirt and soda and will add an additional level of sanitisation to the whole job.
- Thats it, enjoy your sparkling oven!
Heres a great video showcasing the whole process in youtube for you: