Asked on Jan 03, 2018

How to clean the burning butter that spilled on the oven floor?

by Cou29011203

casserole with butter over spilled on the floor of my oven?

  7 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 03, 2018

    Sprinkle baking over the spot, wet a little and let sit for a while and then scrub to remove. If there is a lump, use your plastic egg turner to scrape up the excess and then scrub.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jan 03, 2018

    I clean my oven with baking soda - here is my tutorial of how to clean my oven window - but you can use this technique on the whole oven -

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 03, 2018

    To avoid this happening again, next time you are baking something that is wet, first put a couple of layers of foil on the bottom of your oven.

  • I am lazy, spritz with vinegar after the oven has cooled off and wipe up. I use vinegar and baking soda to clean my oven like Chas does.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 03, 2018

    I recommend sprinkling on some baking soda and then spritzing it with vinegar. Let it set for a few minutes and then wipe it all up with paper towels.

  • Amir Hyman Amir Hyman on Jan 03, 2023

    To clean burning butter that has spilled on the floor of your oven, you will need to follow these steps:

    1. First, turn off the oven and let it cool down completely. This will make it safer to clean and will also make it easier to remove the butter.
    2. Once the oven has cooled down, use a spatula or a spoon to scrape up as much of the butter as possible. Be sure to wear oven mitts to protect your hands from the heat of the oven.
    3. If there is still butter remaining on the floor of the oven, you can try using a small amount of rubbing alcohol or white vinegar to help lift it. Dampen a cloth or a cotton swab with the alcohol or vinegar and gently rub the butter until it is removed.
    4. If the alcohol or vinegar does not work, you may need to use a stronger cleaning solution, such as a bar of grease-cutting dish soap or a commercial oven cleaner. Follow the instructions on the product to apply it to the affected area and remove the butter.
    5. Once the butter is removed, wipe the floor of the oven with a damp cloth to remove any remaining cleaning solution or residue.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2023


    Commonly found in glass cleaners, ammonia is a versatile liquid that can clean various household items, including appliances such as ovens and stoves. Pour clear, nonsudsy ammonia into a bowl, set it on a baking sheet and place it inside the dirty oven. Close the door and leave the ammonia sitting in the oven overnight. The fumes naturally produced by the ammonia will loosen the burnt butter — as well as other baked-on grime — from the inside of the oven. Dampen a clean sponge in cool water and wipe the burned butter off the oven walls. Only use this method in an electric oven or a gas oven that has the gas shut off at the main.

    Baking Soda

    Baking soda is a common ingredient in various recipes, and it has a naturally abrasive nature that will help scrub the burned butter off the oven while deodorizing any unpleasant cooking odors trapped in the oven. Pour equal parts warm water and baking soda into a plastic container. Mix the soda and water with a spoon for several seconds. Submerge a nylon scrubber in the solution and begin scrubbing the burnt butter off the oven walls. Once you have cleaned the inside of the oven, wipe the surface with damp paper towels to remove the residue.


    Cutting through tough-to-remove grease and grime, white vinegar will naturally cleanse the inside of your oven without harsh chemicals. Furthermore, vinegar eliminates odors from various surfaces, including those trapped inside an oven. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and liberally mist the burned butter. Let the vinegar soak for several minutes while you warm up a clean, damp sponge in the microwave for 20 seconds. Remove the butter, as well as other stuck-on grime, with the heated sponge. Rinse the sponge clean when it becomes soiled, reheat it and continue scrubbing until the oven is clean.