Home and Family
How to Clean Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals
You don’t need dangerous chemicals to get last week’s dinner remnants out of the oven. Here, a safer (and just as effective) way to clean the appliance.
1. Use a scrub brush for the stuck-on pieces.
2. Make a baking soda paste.
3. Prep the space and apply the paste.
4. Give the racks a bath.
5. Rinse and dry the racks.
6. Learn this equation: Baking Soda + Vinegar = Magic
Now that your baking soda paste has sat overnight, take a spray bottle of equal parts water and vinegar and fully saturate all surfaces of the oven. You’ll see the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar begin to bubble and break up baked on char. Spray extra vinegar over problem areas and let the spray soak in for about 15 minutes.