Keeping your oven clean is essential for maintaining its performance and ensuring the quality of your cakes and other kinds of meals you bake with your oven. Regular cleaning not only removes grease and food residue, but also prevents the buildup of unpleasant odors. The following are two simple yet effective oven cleaning tips that can help you clean your oven efficiently.
Use Natural Oven Cleaner
Using a natural cleaner can be an effective and eco-friendly way to clean your oven. There are several steps to make a natural oven cleaner at home. You can mix the baking soda with a little water. In this way you can form a paste in a small bowl. The paste should have a thick, spreadable consistency. The next step is to apply the paste onto the interior surfaces of your oven using a sponge or brush. Pay special attention to areas with stubborn stains or built-up grease. The baking soda paste should sit on the oven surfaces for at least 30 minutes or longer. In this way, the baking soda has time to break down grease and grime on the oven surfaces. After that, you can dampen a cloth or sponge and use it to wipe away the baking soda paste after the waiting period. The combination of baking soda and water will create a mild abrasive action, making it easier to remove the dirt and residue.
Use the Steam Cleaning Method
Steam cleaning is an efficient and chemical-free method to tackle oven cleaning. There are several steps to steam clean your oven. You should set the temperature of your oven to around 150°C, and let it warm up for 10 minutes. Then you can turn off the oven. The next step is to fill a bowl that is heat-resistant or a baking dish with water. Place it on the oven rack. The steam generated by the water will loosen food residue and grime. Have you done that? If so, you can close the oven door and allow the steam to circulate inside the oven for about 30 minutes. The moisture will soften the dirt, making it easier to wipe away. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe the loosened residue away after the steam treatment. For stubborn stains, you may need to gently scrub with a non-abrasive sponge or brush.