Are oven cleaners expensive? Do they help you clean the dirt effectively? Are you worried about all those chemicals they have in their contents?
Here’s a tip for cleaning your oven easily and cheap with baking soda and white vinegar.
Cleaning the oven can be a nightmare. It’s an essential element of our kitchen, which we use almost every day. Therefore, it’s no wonder that it has stains of all kinds.
So, after removing the bad smell and dirt from the kitchen, let’s attack the oven.
First, before we talk about cleaning the oven with baking soda and white vinegar, let’s talk a little about prevention.
To avoid drops and splashes when baking, you can use aluminum foil. All you need to do is cover the oven bottom with a sheet. And, once the dish is cooked, just remove the aluminum sheet. This way, you remove the stains without rubbing! 🙂
Unfortunately, the bottom of the oven is not the only affected area when we cook.
The back, the top, and the side walls also get stained. In this case, the technique of aluminum foil cannot be used. So, this is when we need to focus our minds into cleaning.
How To Clean Your Oven With Baking Soda And White Vinegar
In order to clean the entire oven, our best allies are baking soda and white vinegar. These kitchen ingredients, always on hand, are easily transformed into a formidable cleaner.
First, start by taking out the oven racks, thermometers and pizza stones. Then, scrape out the burnt food, and remove the build-up. You can use a silicon or plastic spatula for this task. Remember, you don’t have to remove it all. Just the biggest parts of burnt food.
Next, add a little water to moisten the baking soda and create a paste that is easily applied to the areas of the oven that need to be cleaned. Use your hands and a spatula to spread the paste. Avoid the heating elements.
The paste works best if you leave it for 12 hours. So, you can do this cleaning routine in the evening, and leave the paste overnight. In the morning, use a damp sponge to wipe it off.
If you have troubles remove the paste with the damp sponge, help yourself with a spatula. It’s okay if there are some leftovers, as the white vinegar will help you remove them.
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and add a little bit of iodine and a few drops or orange essential oil, to make it more effective and pleasant-smelling. Spray the surface of the oven with the mixture, and especially the areas with baking soda residue.
In the end, use a damp sponge to clean the oven.
Before returning the racks, clean them with the baking soda paste.
Make Your Kettle And Coffee Maker Like New
When your kettle is covered with limestone, you should add enough white vinegar to cover the build-up. Bring it to boiling point and then let is stand for a few hours. This will make your kettle look like new!
The same thing goes for the coffee maker. Fill the water tank with a mixture of white vinegar, iodine and orange essential oil. Leave it for a half an hour. Turn on the machine and run it for a complete cycle. Then, repeat the process a few more times with clean water, to rinse it off.
Increase The Effectiveness If Your Dishwashing Detergent
White vinegar and iodine improve the de-greasing and disinfecting properties of detergents. In a 3/4 of a dishwashing detergent, add half a glass of white vinegar and a little bit of iodine. Shake to combine. That’s it!