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5 Easy Step Guide To Cleaning Your Oven

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Did you know that cleaning your oven reduces the risks of possible hazards in your home? Cleaning ovens can be time-consuming, unpleasant and a tricky task to do, as it always involves chemicals and lots of grease at the elbow. However, failing to clean an oven could cause serious problems. Take the foods that inevitably get spilt in your oven. When they’re left over there, they will be burn or even in a very worst case, catch fire. Also, whatever you put inside the oven can give an unkind smoky taste. That’s why it is very important that you should know on how to properly clean your oven.

Finding the best and easiest ways on how to clean your oven may be difficult, and this is especially true to the newbies. But, now you don’t need to worry, as the following things can help you to clean your oven in your homes. Here are the best and easy ways to clean oven for newbies:

How to Clean an Oven the Easiest Way


What you’ll need:

  • Baking dish
  • Ammonia
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Cleaning gloves
  • Sponge or scrubbing pad


Step 1. Preparation


Begin the cleaning process by preheating the oven to about 150-degrees F or about 65 degrees Celsius, and while it’s heating, place the pot-of-water on the stovetop then take it to the boil. Once it has already reached the 150-degrees or 65 degrees Celsius, you can turn off the oven. Pour one cup of ammonia in the baking dish, and then put the dish at the top of the oven. Lastly, put the boiling water at the bottom of the oven then close your oven door.

Step 2. Wait


You should give the hot water and ammonia several hours for them to work their magic in your oven. Well, the best and most convenient time to do that is before going to bed, allow it to sit overnight. You will not only help yourself to save more time but also provide enough time for the hot water and ammonia to thoroughly clean the inside parts of your oven.

Step 3. Empty your Oven


Open the oven, and then remove the pot of water and ammonia. Do not dispose of the ammonia, as you would want to make use of it later. Remove the oven rack, and leave it open enough to air for about fifteen minutes. Then;

Step 4. Scrub


It is now time to do the scrubbing since the ammonia has already done its work inside your oven. You can add one to two teaspoons of the ammonia and dish soap along with the warm water, make sure you wear cleaning gloves then start scrubbing it using the scrubbing pad or a sponge.

Dip it in the mixture of ammonia and use your scrubbing pad as well in wiping away the greased that has been already softened by the ammonia-mix overnight.

Generally, when it comes to cleaning the outside of an oven, you would do so like any other appliance. However, if it is stainless steel, you need to take care when wiping down your oven so as not to cause any damage to the finish.

If you are a newbie or just learning to clean your oven at home, you can try these simple steps above and you’ll be on your way to a spick and span oven in no time.

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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