Why wait for Spring (or Passover) for a little cleaning? Freshen up your oven today! I want to try a natural oven cleaner. 1. I don't like all the fumes and possible chemical residue of commercial products, and 2. I don't feel like going to the store, and I already have vinegar, baking soda, and other suggested natural cleansers. The question now: Which one?? I recently inherited Heloise from A to Z, in which Heloise says anything can be cleaned with vinegar and/or baking soda. However, the only suggestions she had for ovens involved using window squeegees and ice scrapers.
Mrs. Clean has some great tips, but too many recipes and no reviews. I just want to know which one works best. Price plus effort divided by cleaning power. I'm planning to try 5 T Baking Soda + 4 T White vinegar + 3 drops Liquid Dish Soap. It doesn't use bleach, involve heating my oven, or force me to squeeze lemons I'd rather use for salad.
Have you tried any homemade solutions with success or failure? (I'm also warming up some elbow grease while I'm typing.)
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UPDATE: I recommend trying something besides the baking soda & vinegar recipe. It was difficult to get all the baking soda out of the oven, and even when I thought I was done, I wasn't. Now my oven stinks and has white powdery flakes all over. And I will spend another Friday cleaning my oven.