How to Clean an Oven
Whether you just spent the day preparing a beautiful dinner for your family, or you've avoided cleaning the oven for months, you don't want to spend a lot of time and elbow grease cleaning. Grease splatter on the door, dropped chunks of food on the oven floor, grease stained racks and other messes that come about from a hard day's work in the kitchen is no fun for anyone.
Some ovens come with an auto cleaning function, but even if it does, letting your oven run at an extremely hot temperature for hours on a hot day is not ideal. Plus, it can get costly over time if you have an electric oven. If you're looking for a better way to clean, follow the steps below.
- Remove the oven racks for easier access and clean separately.
- For grease and baked-on food, pre-spray the entire oven – including the oven door - with warm water or wipe with a damp cloth before cleaning.
- Use full-strength Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner and spray the entire oven – including the oven door.
- Let cleaning solution soak for up to 5 minutes to penetrate the baked-on grease.
- Scrub with a stiff bristled brush or non-abrasive pad to help loosen stuck-on food and grease stains.
- Rinse by wiping the surface of the oven with a warm damp microfiber or cloth.
- Dry with a clean microfiber or cloth and replace the cleaned oven racks.
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