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I show you how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar!
I'm going to be showing you how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar using products that you can find right in your kitchen. I'm really excited to show you how I transformed my nasty, dirty oven over night! It's actually amazing to see such a drastic transformation.

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Time: 24 Hours Cost: $2 Difficulty: Easy
Let's get started because my oven really needs a cleaning! Here is what it looks like before I start to clean. 
First remove the racks from your oven.


Take out your pure white vinegar and baking soda. You'll need 1 cup of baking soda which you should pour in the glass bowl as well as a third of a cup of water until it makes a thick paste. 
You'll need 1 cup of baking soda which you should pour in the glass bowl as well as a third of a cup of water until it makes a thick paste. Add them together and mix it well.
Spread the baking soda mixture onto the surface of your oven. Clean in circular motions. I used a cloth but i think using a sponge might work even better!
I moved inside the oven to clean the bottom and sides. 
Now it's time to let it sit over night. A little patience can go along way.
I also cleaned the oven racks with all purpose cleaner just to go one step further! 
12 hours later...I found an empty spray bottle and filled it with vinegar. Spray it onto the surface of your oven! It will fizz which is super satisfying ;)
Once your oven is covered in vinegar take a cloth and rub away the baking soda mixture and grime!
Take a spatula to scrape away the bits stuck on to the bottom of the oven. This step can get messy and might take a while all depending on how nasty your oven is ;) For my oven it took a good 10 min.
Once all the nasty stuck on grime is removed, wipe your oven down with a warm damp cloth to get rid of the vinegar and baking soda. After everything is wiped clean, dry the surface of your oven with a dry cloth and TA DA! Now you have a beautiful, clean and glistening oven! :)

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    • Hmm, that is a good question. A thought just came to my mind and it is: call the manufacturer. They would know best how to do that since they are the builder/maker of the appliance. What you think? Hope that helps.

      Viola Viola  East Orange, NJ · answered on Nov 15, 2017 ·
    • You can unscrew the screws in the door carefully and take apart to clean. Time comsusing, but worth it to get rid of streaks.
      then just out door back together;)
    • Be very careful to put it back together like it was or better yet go on line for advice how to from manufacture. Good luck.
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    • Yes Brenda just make sure you don't I repeat don't get any water, etc in the pipes, etc. I have used this in gas stoves and although a little more awkward, it does work. Hope that helps.

      Viola Viola  East Orange, NJ · answered on Nov 15, 2017 ·
    • I do this with my baking pans makes it easy job done Always did racks in my sink with extra built in hand hose Bathtub I feel too dangerous one slip all it takes
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    • I just boil a cup of white vinegar in a microwave safe bowl...like glass...and test ...try to see if it’s enough to wipe off easily w a paper towel...if not boil it longer. This works best if you wipe it down right after you boil the vinegar. You’ll be amazed.

    • I wouldn't use baking soda on the stainless steel...it's abrasive and may leave scratches. I've used a product called Bar Keeper's Friend for that, and it's fine.
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  • Will it work on a gas stove and oven?

    • Yes just be careful to not let it drip down in the slits on the bottom of the oven. I did this then placed a teflon oven liner in the bottom to protect the oven from further messes. it was really smelly the first time I used the oven but since then it has been fine and no more messes to clean up.
    • I just put a whole sheet of heavy duty foil in the bottom of my gas oven. It falls over the two side vents, but it's so loose it doesn't matter. If it gets messy from spills, just take it out and put a new one in. So much easier than scrubbing those spills off the floor of the oven!
    • Thank you so much. Two great ideas.

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    • I soak my racks in the bath tub with hottest water you can get. Add washing soda. Let soak until the water cools then rub a chore girl over the racks. Everything comes off easily.
      Deca2 Deca2 · answered on Sep 29, 2017 ·
    • What if the oven was heated up to 150* before starting?
      The warmth might make it work faster.
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    • Yes but don't try to run the self cleaning cycle with this on the surface.
      My self cleaning oven stopped working properly and I clean with this vinegar and baking soda paste and got good results. It is past the warranty period So that is something to consider.
      I soaked the grills in A wash tub and used 00 steel wool after a few hours and they look new.
    • I have used vinegar &baking soda to clean my oven for years. My Step #2 however is vacuuming I use the crevice tool to scrape up loose and not so loose burned on crust (gets rid of a lot of dry stuff before you get the oven wet.) and then start smearing the baking soda paste, The 10 min of scraping Bethany describes will be reduced !

      DB DB  Fort Collins, CO · answered on Sep 29, 2017 ·
    • Exactly! Me too! Just use the wet dry vac, not your good one.
    • wonder if this will work on top of sto e
      with all glass surface .Ive had mine for many years and the eye I cook on mainly for some reason does not come clean as much as the other 3 .Its clean , but I dont know ,maybe older looking from more use .and spills and cleaning .

    • Soak oven grates in garbage or lawn and leaf bag. Don't have to clean tub
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  • Sauve
    Sauve France
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Did you know you can just use Grill cleaner? I spray it on the night before and close the oven. The next morning I don some simple rubber gloves, because the stuff is a dirty brown, and wipe the oven with the cheapest paper towels until it is clean and dry. Done.

    • Crazyliblady
      on Oct 4, 2017

      If you are talking about the glass window on the front of your oven, can't you just clean it the same way with vinegar and baking soda? I have been cleaning mine that way. My oven is well over 40 years old and while the oven is not perfectly clean, it is much cleaner since I started using this mixture. I don't think the previous owners of my house did a lot of cleaning and because it's been baked on many times, it seems impossible to get it completely clean, but it's better.

  • Patty Anderson
    Patty Anderson
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Your cleaned oven looks lovely! May have to try this.......my oven needs a major cleaning, and I don't relish the heat the self cleaning puts in the house. Isn't vinegar and baking soda wonderful! Good job!

    • Connie K
      Connie K Kennesaw, GA
      on Sep 29, 2017

      Vinegar is very acidic! It could be that it would damage any coating the oven surface might have. Vinegar will harm several types of surfaces, such as granite, some metals etc. Always check it out before using.

  • Phyllishildreth
    Phyllishildreth Louisville, KY
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Cleaning up rental property and stove is horrible. Shall try this today and clean with the vinegar tomorrow. Will save lots of time and not like oven cleaners that are harsh and hard to get off. Also safer for breathing and natural

  • Pam Thompson
    Pam Thompson
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Easier way to clean oven racks is to put two auto dishwasher pods or powder in bath tub and fill it about two inches or so with hot water and soak the racks , then the baked on gook comes right off with just a light brushing!

    • Dawn Henry
      Dawn Henry
      on Nov 18, 2017

      Just don't forget tomout a towel In the bathtub so it doesn't scratch the finish. I learned the hard way 😂 I do this trick for my windows and screens in the Spring too 😉

  • Marty Phelps
    Marty Phelps
    on Sep 29, 2017

    then you can clean the greasy residue left in your bath tub.

    • F.foxx4
      on Oct 3, 2017

      Afyer cleaning many kitchenettes...rinse off with waterhose outside!!!

  • Andrea
    Andrea Jefferson, GA
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Loving all these ideas!!!! I have used the baking soda vinegar before but always had trouble with the racks!

    • Andrea
      Andrea Jefferson, GA
      on Sep 29, 2017

      thanks for letting me know

  • Syndie
    on Sep 29, 2017

    I just set mine to self clean but this looks like it would work very well.

  • Linda Gigon
    Linda Gigon
    on Sep 29, 2017

    am going to clean oven this weekend using this method . husband and I both have copd so won't bother the lungs like self cleaning does or the spray.

  • Pat Campbell
    Pat Campbell Canada
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Thanks, now i am inspired to clean my oven!

  • Sandpiper@access comments. ca
    Sandpiper@access comments. ca Canada
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Re: cleaning down between the glass on the front door....it can be removed just by unscrewing the screws on the top of the door. Not sure if that is possible on all ovens but I saw the hack on this website. Google it for more detailed instructions. Re: the smell of vinegar. If you add orange peels (or other citrus peels), cover it with vinegar and leave for a week or so, then remove the peels, you should have a cleaner that smells of citrus.

  • Ann
    Ann Niantic, CT
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I have a self cleaning oven, but I cut down the number of times I have to turn it on by laying the bottom with a grill pad. Any food, grease or gunk that drops is rinsed off in the sink. Any home store will have them. That still leaves the sides and glass door. I'll try your baking soda and vinegar method for them. Looks easy and saves electricity. Thanks!

  • Debbie
    Debbie Bourbonnais, IL
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I spray the racks with oven cleaner and then place them in a garbage bag over night , wipes right off in the morning .

    • Lori
      Lori Mc Farland, WI
      on Oct 24, 2017

      Place racks, broiler pan, pretty much all removable parts of oven and stovetop into large black garbage bag. Pour about a half cup ammonia into bag and tie up to seal. (You don’t need to cover items with ammonia. It’s the chemical reaction that does the work). Leave out in the sun for the day or over night. Then just hose off with water. Anything left will come off with soapy water.

  • Emma
    Emma Willoughby, OH
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I've used a large black bag, water and a couple of my used dryer sheets. Leave it sit over night, it makes them look brand new

  • Rickey Young
    Rickey Young
    on Oct 2, 2017

    best way to clean the racks if you can is to soak in coffee

  • Cparisi76
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Large garbage bag....not your tub!

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