Cleaning oven with vinegar

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I saw somewhere where you put vinegar, baking soda and water in a small bowl and set it oven and turn it on a low heat and let it sit awhile to clean an oven. Has anyone tried this? I can't remember all of the details. I am hoping someone will post that has tried this.


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  • William William on Mar 23, 2016
    Give Your Oven A Steam Bath Remove the grates and wipe or vacuum out any loose debris. Put back a grate on the bottom rack and place a large metal baking dish filled with water and about 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Heat at 350° and let the water bubble, steam, and do its thing. Turn off the oven, then carefully spray the inner surfaces with a water/vinegar solution (don’t burn yourself!). Close the door and let it stand at least 30 minutes. Once cooled enough to work, wipe it down. If stubborn spots persist, scrub with a paste of baking soda and lemon or vinegar. If you want to get fancy, try Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ and Grill Cleaner – it’s recommended for use in ovens too.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 23, 2016
    Look at this post and see if this is what you are looking for. www.hometalk.com/diy/clean/ovens/how-to-clean-your-oven-9565683

  • Karen V Karen V on Mar 23, 2016
    This is what I used to do and it worked well. *I now have a self cleaning oven :) Ingredients: Baking soda, Vinegar, Water Remove any loose crumbs of burnt foods from oven In an oven safe bowl, I mix a pasty substance (doesn't have to be perfect, mix to a consistency a little runnier than toothpaste) Remove oven racks (you can smear paste on these as well and leave in oven when ready to heat up the oven). Smear paste on sides and bottom of stove (or just where you need) *the top isn't usually too dirty Turn oven on to 300 degrees After paste is smeared, I add a little vinegar and water to the same bowl I used for paste and set it in oven for about 1/2 hour. Turn off oven and when cooled enough to work with, I start wiping and rinsing until I am happy! *You can let the paste sit overnight if you want **A little tip-- Put a cookies sheet on bottom of stove to catch anything that may spill over while cooking. Much easier to remove and wash the cookie sheet Good Luck!

  • Linda Maddox Linda Maddox on Mar 23, 2016
    You need to make a paste from the baking soda and water then add the vingaer spred the paste on the door set the oven proof bowl in the oven set oven on 100 let cook 45 to 60 minutes turn off oven and you can just wipe it away with damp sponge. No harsh chemicals.

  • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Mar 23, 2016
    I use a baking soda paste mostly on the doors. It works great on the glass and then rinse away the mess with either vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. To clean the gunk in the oven I place a bowl of ammonia in the oven and close the door. Do NOT turn it on. Leave it over night and simply wipe out the next day. Works every time.

  • Robin Robin on Mar 25, 2016
    I'm an ammonia user for ovens (ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TURN OVEN ON!!!) give it a couple hours, and wipe clean. I think the SMELL scares the grease and gunk away when you you wipe out the oven! Ha! Ha! Also, put oven racks in green trash bag, add 1/4 cup Ammonia, another 2 -3 hours and wipe off, remember to rinse oven and racks afterwards!

  • Jeanne Johnson Ortego Jeanne Johnson Ortego on Nov 21, 2017
    I started making a degreaser with orange peels and vinegar: Place orange peels in a wide-mouth glass jar. Cover with distilled white vinegar. Screw on lid. Place in fridge for about a week, making sure orange peels stay covered. Then pour the liquid into a spray bottle. The orange smell masks the vinegar somewhat. To clean pots and pans, stovetops, etc., spray with the orange/vinegar solution, wait 2-3 minutes, then wipe off. For stubborn, baked on grease, sprinkle a little baking soda on the spot, then spray with the orange/vinegar mixture. Let it bubble off that baked on grease, then wipe off. Rinse with a clean, damp rag.

  • Mary Hinshaw Mary Hinshaw on Sep 15, 2021

    The vinegar in the microwave yes works very good but don’t know about oven be careful with that