Cleaning your oven can be among the tasks that are simple to forget about. It’s only a glance at it once every day, at most, which makes it easy to keep the issue hidden from view and out of your mind.
But I’m here today to tell the cooktop that cleaning it can be far more straightforward than you believe! Today I’m going to show you an easy method for cleaning your oven that won’t require expensive store-bought cleaners or vast quantities of elbow grease.
The critical ingredients for this technique? simple household ammonia and time. (This method has a lot of similarities with the way I use to take care of my dirty stoves!)
Many microwave ovens from reputable brands come with the latest designs that are easy to clean and maintain. But you have to do your part to keep it performing well for a long time.
Ammonia is a cheap way to break up and dissolve the tough baked-on food stains in your oven. Instead of spending hours scrubbing, it’s possible to wash your oven clean in a matter of minutes. While this oven cleaner recipe does not do the job to do it for you, it will make the job of cleaning simpler!
Before I demonstrate how to do it first, let’s take two important cautions to the side:
- If you own gas ovens, be sure that the pilot light is off and the gas is turned off before you begin cleaning.
- Do not mix ammonia with other powerful cleaning agents, like bleach or commercial oven cleaners.
- It would help if you worked in a ventilated area. At a minimum, you should open the windows when you work.
Okay, let’s begin.
How To Clean Your Oven
- Baking dish
- Pot of water
- Dish soap
- Sponge or scrub pad
- Cleaning gloves
Step 1 – Prepare
Begin by heating the oven to 150° F. As the oven heats up, place your water pot on the stove and bring it up to the point of boiling.
Once the oven is at 150 F and turned off, switch it off. Put 1 cup ammonia in an oven-safe baking dish. Then, put the baking dish onto the highest racks of the oven.
Lastly, place the boiling pot on the lower rack of your oven, then shut the door to the stove.
Step 2 – Wait
It’s best to give the ammonia and hot water a few hours to do their work in your oven. The easiest method is to prepare the food before going to bed and leave it in the fridge overnight.
Step 3: Empty the Oven
In the morning, turn on your oven, and then take out the ammonia-containing bowl as well as the pot of water. (But do not dispose of the ammonia, as you’ll need to use it in the future!)
The oven racks must also be removed and leave the oven’s door open for air circulation for around 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Rub
After the ammonia has the chance to perform its magic, It’s time to scrub the nastiness out.
Add about a teaspoon of dish soap into the dish with ammonia and a gallon of warm water. Put off your gloves for cleaning and take out scrubbers.
The scrubbing pad should be immersed in the ammonia mix and then used to clean off the grease that has softened and dirt along the sides and the bottom in the baking. (It should be an easy task at this stage!)
If you’re interested in giving it a shot, I’m sure this is the most straightforward method you can clean up your oven that you’ve ever attempted! (And If your oven racks appear like they could use a little affection, then check out the following link!)
Bonus Tip: Close Your Oven Door
Are you having trouble tough getting to the back of your oven? It can be made more accessible by taking out the oven door. I know it sounds complex, but it isn’t! To take the exit off the oven in Our studio, I opened it all the way open and then made use of a grilling fork to lift the latch on either side. The latch was removed and was a breeze to put back in.