How to Clean a Self Cleaning Oven

Anna M
by Anna M
We have had a lot of readers ask how to clean a self cleaning oven without using the self cleaning feature and here is our response!
This is in response to all the questions we got from the post how to clean bettween oven glass. You can find that post in the link below.
First, I recommend using baking soda to clean the inside of the oven. By making a baking soda and water paste you’ll be able to get the grime off your oven without any extra heat.
Having a self cleaning oven is great because you can use the self cleaning feature when you want to, or need to, but you can also clean it by hand when you want to avoid smelling up your house.
Anna M
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 7 questions
  • Her33223022 Her33223022 on Apr 20, 2018

    yes I would love to, but my question first is, will baking soda be too abrasive for the special coating in self cleaning ovens that makes them self clean? I baked in my oven and used aluminum foil to cover my pan and it fell and stuck to bottom of oven and can’t get it all off, I used the self clean and still didn’t come off. Will baking soda and vinegar be safe to use? If so do you know if it will work, if not will something else? Thank you in advance.

  • RMK33423774 RMK33423774 on Aug 12, 2018

    What do you put the 2 cups of water in? When you put the water in the bottom of your oven

  • Jane Clark Jane Clark on Jan 04, 2021

    I have a gas stove— how can I clean in between the double paned glass door?

Join the conversation
2 of 11 comments
  • Penne Johnson Penne Johnson on Jun 25, 2018

    I forgot to mention that my new oven is electric as is my stove. Maybe this is why I don't have to remove my racks and have no oders. Still afraid to use the baking soda but wonder if vinegar in the 2cups of distilled water that I have to put in the bottom of mine would hurt it. Maybe someone has an answer to this. Thanks everyone.

  • Elaine Clark Elaine Clark on Jan 25, 2021

    Baked an apple pie and the run over juices burnedbad. Had to share the pie with the firemen, automatic smoke detectors. Before setting self cleaning took vinegar and poured over paper towels let sit, Almost all came up. Then usedDawn power wash on .it.great job done lots of papertowelsm but came out great. Won’ t leave out a cookie sheet for below the pie, ever again. Job not perfect but f Ire dept. did not show asinine.