About this Recipe
It's time to put chemical cleaners on the back burner, but not literally, because that could be disastrous. But chemical cleaners are overall, becoming less and less popular and fewer people are using them to clean their homes. One of the areas people might make a stipulation though would be in their oven when they are super dirty. The thing is when you find the right natural oven cleaning solutions you won't ever want to use the chemical ones again.
Not only are the natural oven cleaning solutions healthier for you and your family, they're better for the environment and also, since you can make the oven cleaning solutions at home, but you can also save some money as well. One of the best cleaning tips for your oven includes all natural cleaners that you may already have in your pantry since they're all food items that we use in recipes all the time. The first natural cleaner you'll need is some white vinegar which is an excellent acidic cleanser with antibacterial and antifungal properties. So not only will it break down the harshest of grease, grime and build up, it will also disinfect your oven too and all in the gentlest way possible. The second natural cleaner you'll need is baking soda which you probably have around especially if you do a lot of baking.
Baking soda is also a wonderful natural cleaner, and like vinegar, it also has antifungal properties as well. It also works as a wonderful gentle abrasive cleanser to making it perfect for greasy grimy jobs like an oven. The last natural cleaner on the list of ingredients is simple dish soap, and if you want this cleaner to be all natural make sure you choose an all natural dish soap.
You could even try some Dr. Bronners castile soap which is known for its natural cleaning abilities. To make your own natural oven cleaner get out a large bowl to mix everything in. Make sure you use a large bowl because the ingredients will tend to foam up a lot, especially the vinegar and baking soda which cause a natural chemical reaction when mixed together. It's nothing to worry about as it's totally natural, you just want to be sure that the chemicals don't overflow leaving you with another mess to clean up. Then get out your white vinegar, baking soda and dish soap. Measure 8 Tablespoons of baking soda, 8 Tablespoons of dish soap and 6 Tablespoons of vinegar. Add them all to the bowl one after another and then mix them up using a spoon or a spatula. You can just keep it in the bowl as you're using it as well so no need to transfer it to any other container.
Measure 8 Tablespoons of baking soda
8 Tablespoons of dish soap and
6 Tablespoons of vinegar.
Add them all to the bowl one after another and then mix them up using a spoon or a spatula. You can just keep it in the bowl as you're using it as well so no need to transfer it to any other container.
Then, take a cloth and start applying a thin coat all over the inside of your oven including the door, the sides and the bottom. Usually, the top doesn't need a lot of work, but if the top of the inside of your oven is dirty then apply it there as well. Just apply a thin coat because a thicker coat will take a while to clean up once you're all finished scrubbing. Once you have the entire inside of your oven covered in your natural cleaner, then close the door and allow the natural cleaners to sit overnight or for a minimum of 20 minutes. This way, the natural cleaners will have a chance to break down the oils and burnt on food particles.
When time is up, take a cloth or a scrubbing sponge and scrub the inside of the oven all over. You will still have to scrub but not nearly as hard as if you weren't to use to the cleaner. After you've scrubbed and you're happy with the work you've done, take a bucket of warm water and a clean cloth and then rinse out the oven by pulling all of the cleaner and debris out and rinsing the cloth each time. Change the water as needed. Then, you can use your regular cleaner to give it one last spritz of freshness and polish it clean with a dry cloth. This cleaning tip will have you wondering why we all ever used chemical cleaners in the first place.