Hi Mary, I can attest to using this recipe - it really works pretty good! It uses white veingar and baking soda: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-clean-an-oven-cleaning-lessons-from-the-kitchn-201191
Hi Mary! Hope this helps, I use the method and it works great. https://www.hometalk.com/31532342/how-to-clean-your-oven-with-baking-soda-vinegar
This uses ammonia instead of vinegar but it is a method I prefer check it out:
Don't use ammonia. Just the fumes can darken stainless steel and corrode enamel finishes
Most ammonia based cleaning solutions that you find in the market for household cleaning purposes contain only 5 to 10% of ammonia, and the rest is water. Ammonia solutions meant for commercial use contain as much as 30% of ammonia in them, but most of them are highly combustible and corrosive.
So the type of ammonia sold in the cleaning isle is just fine.
There is no mention I could find about ammonia damaging pots and pans.
Please share where you found that info!
Here is one way: https://chachingqueen.com/how-to-clean-your-oven-without-chemicals/
This is a good video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0FT2tQ-8c
This is another helpful tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0U3rSY0gfY
I would use vinegar and baking soda
Here are a couple of ways to steam clean your oven using vinegar, you don't need white wine vinegar to do this ( too expensive), just use regular white vinegar
This is how I clean mine:
I don't clean mine with that, I use Dawn and baking soda and it works great. You can see my Hometalk TV episode here - https://www.hometalk.com/tv/clean/44236856/make-your-oven-sparkle-with-these-cleaning-tricks
I think the trick is with regular vinegar, not white wine vinegar. Using your oven’s cleaning setting is probably easier and better.
Hi Mary: What I use is a paste of vinegar and cream of tartar (the dry stuff). Make a paste and put it on the gunk. Let it sit for about 15 or 20 seconds and then scrape off with a plastic putty knife or one of those plastic scrubbies. You may have to do it a couple of times if the gunk is thick, but usually not. A lot of people don't know, but on most stoves, the door lifts off and the bottom of the oven (the oven floor) also comes off, as do the rails on the side that hold the grates. You don't have to take the door off to get the oven floor or grates out. Sometimes it's hard to get the door back on:) There is no smell and it is environmentally safe. Good luck.
You should dilute it with water.
Hi Mary, hope these help you out,
And for the racks, Place racks in a large container, sprinkle with baking soda and spray with vinegar. After the mixture is done foaming, fill the container with water and let the racks soak overnight. After soaking, wipe and scrub the racks, dry, and place back in the oven.
Try this https://www.hometalk.com/44326024/how-to-clean-an-oven-with-baking-soda-and-vinegar
Place racks in a large container, sprinkle with baking soda and spray with vinegar. After the mixture is done foaming, fill the container with water and let the racks soak overnight. After soaking, wipe and scrub the racks, dry, and place back in the oven.
NOTE: It is WHITE VINEGAR...not "white wine vinegar"
I would delete it with water.
Heat the vinegar and mix with a few tablespoons of Dawn. Put in a spray bottle and spray a cold oven. I would not use this on the racks. It will pitt the racks. You can use this same method with household ammonia and put the racks in the bathtub with ammonia to clean them.
Vinegar and baking soda is the best I've found! Works far better than commercial cleaners.
BTW, You can REMOVE THE OVEN DOOR SO EASILY to clean it and reach the back of the oven! Just open to the 1st little stop and then pull straight up! It slides off the hinges and goes back on the same way! It is heavy so be prepared for the weight.