Bethany F
by Bethany F
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Today, I'm going to be showing you how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar.

I'm really excited to show you how I transformed my nasty, dirty oven over night!

It's actually amazing to see such a drastic result.

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Let's get started because my oven really needs a cleaning! Here is what it looks like before I start to clean. 

how to clean oven with baking soda and vinegar

1. Remove Racks

First, remove the racks from your oven.

DIY oven cleaner supplies

2. Prepare DIY Cleaning Ingredients

Take out your pure white vinegar and baking soda.

Mix the ingredients

You'll need 1 cup of baking soda which you should pour in a glass bowl as well as a third of a cup of water until it makes a thick paste. 

Add them together and mix it well.

Spread the mixture on your ovens surfaces

3. Apply the Paste

Spread the baking soda mixture onto the surface of your oven.

Clean in circular motions. 

I used a cloth but I think using a sponge might work even better!

Cleaning the bottom of the oven

I moved inside the oven to clean the bottom and sides. 

Baking soda paste on dirty oven

4. Let the Mixture Sit Overnight

Now it's time to let it sit overnight.

A little patience can go a long way.

Cleaning oven racks

5. Clean the Racks

I also cleaned the oven racks with an all-purpose cleaner just to go one step further! 

Spray vinegar in the oven

6. Apply Vinegar

Approximately 12 hours later, I found an empty spray bottle and filled it with vinegar. Spray it onto the surface of your oven! 

It will fizz which is super satisfying icon

Scrubbing a dirty oven

7. Scrub the Oven

Once your oven is covered in vinegar take a cloth and rub away the baking soda mixture and grime!

How to clean a dirty oven

Take a spatula to scrape away the bits stuck onto the bottom of the oven.

This step can get messy and might take a while depending on how nasty your oven is.

For my oven, it took a good 10 min. icon

Once all the nasty stuck-on grime is removed, wipe your oven down with a warm damp cloth to get rid of the vinegar and baking soda.

More Oven Cleaning Tips

Learn more about the basics of oven upkeep in our How to Clean an Oven guide.

Sparkling clean oven

How to Clean an Oven With Baking Soda and Vinegar

After everything is wiped clean, dry the surface of your oven with a dry cloth and TA DA! Now you have a beautiful, clean and glistening oven!

Let me know if you try this oven cleaning method and how it worked!

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