Obviously, the best thing to keep your oven clean is to wipe up spillage right after it happens, but because the enamel tends to stain and the steel parts tend to scratch, it can be tough to find the balance between toughness and gentleness. Below this are five tips that should help you keep your oven shiny.
#1: Baking Soda Instead of Harsh Chemicals
As an all-purpose cleaner, baking soda mixed with water can work miracles. That is, if you have the time and patience to let it do its job. Keep in mind that if you rush the following steps, you will not get the results you are looking for.
To achieve the right ratio of baking soda to water, you will need an empty spray bottle filled with water combined with four tablespoons of baking soda. Once you’ve screwed it firmly closed, shake it until the baking soda is fully dissolved. Now, look for any buildup on your oven. It should be cool when you spray the solution on. Afterward, you can go back to using your oven as per usual, though you will need to apply the solution between uses. After a while, any build-up should turn into a black powder that can be easily wiped off together with the excess solution
When it comes to stubborn build-ups, you can dampen some baking powder in a bowl until it turns into a paste. This will then be applied to the dirty areas and kept damp for an extended period of time. If you’re dealing with a large area of dirt at the bottom of your oven, you can also apply the dry baking powder all over and use a spray bottle to dampen it.Do keep in mind that this process will take several hours since the baking soda takes time to chemically react with the built-up cooking residue. However, it is also environmentally friendly unlike most store-bought cleaning products.
#2: Apply Water and Ammonia Overnight
While you heat your oven up to 150°F, also boil a pot of water. Once the desired temperature is reached, switch off your oven and pour a cup of ammonia into an oven-safe dish or bowl. Then, put this dish on the top rack inside the oven and the boiled water inside its pot on the bottom rack. Once you’ve shut the door, let it sit there until the water turned cool. This trick should loosen any burnt food crust.
When you come back the next day for breakfast, remove everything from the oven, discard the water – but keep the ammonia – and leave the oven door open for about 15 minutes. Now take your ammonia and add two teaspoons of dish-washing liquid, as well as a quart of warm water. With a nylon scrub, you can now use the mixture to clean the entire interior of your oven.If you’re working with a gas stove, it is vital to make sure the pilot light is out and gas is off before you do this. Also be sure to never, ever, mix your ammonia with any other cleaners or bleach, as well as to wear gloves when you work with it since it can be extremely damaging to your skin. You have the option of calling in the appliance repair service in Bowmanville to clean it professionally.