The oven in the household is often one of the most used kitchen appliances. With constantly preparing and serving meals to family and friends to baking homemade goods for celebration or just to snack on, ovens often don’t get the cleaning they truly deserve. It’s important to take the time and show the oven a little love.
Check out how you can seriously deep clean your oven and keep it in good condition.
What You Will Need
- A can of cola
- Scouring pad
- Baking soda
How Often Should You Clean It?
You should clean your oven every few months. This will help ensure that your oven gets the necessary cleaning it needs to properly work and cook your meals and other things thoroughly.
Now let’s take a look at how to clean your oven!
Take the racks out of the oven and soak them in cola. Cola contains phosphoric and citric acids that remove rust, stains, and any mineral build up (here are 11 Reasons to Keep a Can of Cola in Your Fridge) Let them soak for 15 minutes. Gently rub them with a scouring pad to get the grease, stains, and baked chunks off. Then rinse with warm water.
Mix some baking soda and water together until you have a nice paste-like substance. You will then want to use a sponge to spread it all over the oven floors, walls, and door. Use a spatula to wipe away an extra paste. Let it sit for several hours—even overnight would be better—then wipe away with a clean damp sponge or rag.
If you are having a hard time to reach corners and stubborn spots, use a toothbrush with the baking soda-water mixture to scrub away those stubborner areas.