No Chemical Oven Cleaner
We were getting ready to move and the ovens really needed cleaning. That's right, I said 'ovens'. My 1959 stove had double ovens and they both needed cleaning.
Since I'm not a fan of chemicals and the harsh fumes that burn your throat, I needed a 'no-chemical' solution. Here we go:
Get yourself some vinegar, baking soda, salt, and a spray bottle.
Mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water in a spray bottle.
After removing the racks, spray the interior of the oven with the vinegar/water mixture.
Then sprinkle it with baking soda and salt. I didn't measure, I just threw it around! I'm precise, like that! 😁
Spray it lightly again and close the door for 2 hours.
This is what it looked like:
After 2 hours I took my blue plastic scrubbie (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it) and lightly scrubbed the oven surface. Believe me, I do mean lightly - I don't scrub anything if I can help it! (There's a fence story with no scrubbing. You'll have to visit my blog for that one.)
The result was amazing:
This was a win-win. Clean ovens and no stinky chemicals burning my throat!
Of course, if you have a new stove/oven with a self-cleaning option, this is not the tip for you. On the other hand, if you have an older model, like mine, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Update: We no longer own this Cottage and man, do I miss this stove! They just don't make them like this anymore!
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Published August 9th, 2018 12:23 PM
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William on Aug 11, 2018
Super tip. Will need to try this on my oven. It needs a good cleaning.
Ann|The Apple Street Cottage on Aug 11, 2018
Thank you, William. The best part is no bad fumes!
Pamela Montgomery on Nov 22, 2018
I had a stove like that! Mine was olive green. Remodeled my kitchen last year and sold it. I do miss the small oven!
Ann|The Apple Street Cottage on Nov 22, 2018
That small oven was the best!
I have a self cleaning oven. Should I use that method first than use the vinegar, baking soda & salt method, if I need to?
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