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How to Clean Your Oven With Just Baking Soda!

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If you are faced with a nasty oven, full of burnt on, smelly stuff, and don't have the self-cleaning oven feature, or the (toxic) fumes from the self-cleaning oven feature makes you run for the hills, then this just may be the perfect, natural solution to cleaning your oven - baking soda!
Step 1: Have an oven that you've neglected for far too long...
Step 2: Remove all the large black chunks and any other visible debris from the bottom of the oven first.
Step 3: Remove the racks. Spray the entire entire of the oven with a water spray bottle. Generously cover the surfaces with baking soda.
Step 4: Let the baking soda sit for 20 minutes to overnight. If you're leaving it longer, come back and respritz with the water bottle, and apply more baking soda as needed.

The little brown spots above show that it's working!
Step 5: Begin wiping down the insides with a wet sponge (preferred) or paper towel. Use a green scour pad to apply extra scrubbing power as you go.

If any black spots remain (like pictured above) you may need to apply a little elbow grease in the form of a flathead screwdriver or flat razor blade, carefully, along the surface of the oven.
Step 6: Reinsert the racks and admire your shiny new oven!

For more tips on how to clean your oven with baking soda, be sure to head to my blog post for more details. You can also grab a printable version of this tutorial there as well.

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Materials I used for this project:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water Bottle
  • Water
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To see more: http://www.whatsupfagans.com/2012/05/pinterest-find-how-to-clean-your-oven-with-baking-soda/

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  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on May 16, 2017

    Our oven needs a clean like this. I'll try it tomorrow

  • Pebblesnmaxie
    Pebblesnmaxie Yukon, OK
    on May 17, 2017

    Can you come and do mine? 馃尲

  • Kimberly Valentino
    Kimberly Valentino Van Nuys, CA
    on May 23, 2017

    omg! wow! looks brand new!Thumbs up!

  • Zoe Emiko
    Zoe Emiko
    on May 23, 2017

    I've been cleaning my oven this way for years. I make a baking soda paste and coat the interior with it though. I let sit overnight, spray with water and wipe out. For the really stubborn bits I add a little more baking soda paste to just those areas then spray with white vinegar. It will begin to foam. Let that sit about 20 minutes then wipe off. The stubborn bits will be gone. For the racks I place them in a plastic garbage bag and spray well with vinegar, seal and let sit then scrub with steel wool. It's a fast and economical way to make quick work of what can be a hard job. The grime comes off so easily. The steel wool gives the grates back their looks like new shine.

  • Theduke1234
    Theduke1234
    on May 23, 2017

    I have never tried this, but you can bet your boots, I'm going to!!!

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