Clean Oven Vents In Minutes With This Easy Kitchen Hack!

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When I saw how easy it was to do this – my mind was blown! Now, you can clean oven vents in minutes with this easy kitchen hack! When was the last time you checked just how nasty your oven vents were?

I know, who wants to be bothered cleaning another thing in our homes, right? Well, you will be as shocked as I was when you just how easy it is to have clean oven vents now, and it only takes minutes!

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So, let me get right to it and tell you exactly what you need to do to have clean oven vents once again! All you need is two ingredients and the best part is I’m sure you already have them in your kitchen so no running out to the store!

What you need for clean oven vents:

  1. Water – enough to fill the pot halfway
  2. 1 cup baking soda – be sure to use a cheap one it works just as good! 
  3. large soup pot – make sure your vents will fit neatly into it
  4. Kitchen Scissor Tongs

That’s it! Yep, and you will be shocked when you see just how quickly and easily it is to do. 

Start by filling up your large soup pot with water, Fill it halfway. 

We’ve all seen the endless amount of easy kitchen hacks on Pinterest and to be honest, so many of them just don’t work as promised. Well, the good news is, this one does! My oven vents were beyond gnarly and gross. I’ve tried cleaning them many times before by scrubbing and even put them in the dishwasher all to no avail. 

Just look at how nasty they were. We cook a lot, and the amount of grease trapped in these oven vents is crazy! Gross! Not only is the mess dirty and greasy, but the metal rims are too. The before and after image speaks for itself. What an amazing difference. They are literally brand new again!

Next, when the water comes to a boil, add about 1 cup of baking soda. Stir the baking soda and water mixture for a few seconds, turn the heat off, and grab a pair of Kitchen Scissor Tongs and place the oven vents into the mixture.

Leave it for about a minute until you start to see all the grime disappearing! It happens fast so you can move on with the rest of your cleaning chores around the house – or sit back and enjoy a nice glass of wine and relax – you choose :) You can immediately begin to see just how fast it starts to clean your oven vents. 

NOTE: I decided to turn off the flame and just let them sit in the mixture because the water will create a foamy film and begin to rise to the top. You don’t want it to boil over so be careful.

Look at how crazy clean they are now! Even the grease on the metal rims are sparkling clean! 

Once you see the clean oven vents, you can bring the entire pot over to sink and safely dump the water. Be sure to use your tongs to remove the vents and rinse them with cool water for a minute. 

Now, I have clean oven vents and can easily clean every time they get grimy without even breaking a sweat! 

I held one up to the light so you can see just how sparkling my oven vents are now!

This kitchen hack saves you money too. Now, you don't have to replace your oven kitchen vents!

Now that my vents are perfectly clean, it’s time to clean the rest of the oven vent too – ugh!

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  • Herby Herby on Oct 27, 2019

    Where are those vents located in a gas stove?

  • Lisa Lisa on Nov 02, 2019

    I will try this,how about the stove grill,they said soap pads and scrub.

  • Debbie Goff Debbie Goff on Nov 02, 2019
    Well I’m going to try this! But I thought you put Vinegar in the next two!?!? And what’s good to clean the stove pans?? You know the pans under the burner!!
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  • Sandy Lee Giorgi Sandy Lee Giorgi on Oct 24, 2023

    Purchase the dawn power wash or make your own, spray the vents leave it on for a few minutes rinse with hot water 💦 your done. Why make things more complicated than you need to.

    • Sassy Townhouse Living Sassy Townhouse Living on Oct 24, 2023

      trust me, I tried that and all it did was make more of a mess and didn't work as good as this cleaning hack.

  • Veronica Rowland Veronica Rowland on Oct 25, 2023

    Thanks for sharing this technique, I try it with boiling water and degreaser even Dawn dish liquid works as well just bring the water to a boil before adding the dish liquid. For the lady asking about the oven yes it works there too. You will need to mix into a paste using; Dawn dish liquid baking soda then add some vinegar slowly mixing keeping a paste consistency. Apply to oven close the door turn on oven to heat it for about and hour let cool down before wiping clean with wet warm water rags. You can get this hack it in U Tube home made oven cleaning☺️