Asked on Feb 20, 2018

How do I clean all the burnt on spills on my oven floor.

M. J.Living a Real LifeLou


8 answers
  • Joy30150932
    on Feb 20, 2018

    Dampen and then pour baking soda over the spots and let sit for a while. Use a spatula to remove the worst of it and then a plastic scrubber to remove the remainder.
  • Lay several layers of paper towels over them. Dribble vinegar over the towels till they are saturated. Let it sit a couple hours. Should be easier to clean up.
  • Molly B
    Molly B
    on Feb 20, 2018

  • Amanda
    on Feb 20, 2018

    Hi Gail. I first use a butter knife or putty knife to scrap what I can off. Then I make a paste of baking soda and vinegar and scrub that on. I let it sit for about 10 minuted and wipe off. I usually have to go over a few times.
  • Lou
    on Feb 20, 2018

    sprinkle generously with baking soda, add a spritz of vinegar over all. Close oven and have a cup of tea. Wipe out residue of dirt with soft cloth and warm water.
  • Living a Real Life
    Living a Real Life
    on Nov 29, 2020

    Leave a cup of cloudy ammonia in the oven overnight. It loosens the dirt. I did a whole blog post on the best way to clean your oven. You might like to read it.

  • M. J.
    M. J.
    on Feb 5, 2021

    Vinegar, water and baking soda is what I use. I sprinkle the baking soda on the area and spray with a mix of half vinegar and water. You can use a spray of vinegar without the water too but first use the diluted part first. Allow it to stay for about an hour or so spraying the vinegar again in-between. Then wipe and if there are stubborn hard pieces repeat the process. If you need to remove pieces carefully use a Teflon scrapper than is not too hard but you should easily be able to remove the pieces. Just a note: I use a Teflon liner at my bottom which really saves for a lot of these messes. You can easily remove it and clean with out any difficulty. I do have a self cleaning oven but prefer to not use it regularly.

    FYI: And for oven grills...Place paper towels in a large garbage bag lined with paper towels in between grills. Pour 1 cup Household ammonia over paper towels, seal bag and allow to set overnight in garage or well vented area. They wipe up really clean. Good Luck. M.j.

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