Cleaning your oven doesn't require harsh chemicals or a self-cleaning oven. You can get a naturally clean oven using just a few household ingredients.
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There is a common misconception that getting your oven clean requires the use of harsh chemicals and a lot of time. The truth is, you only need a few ingredients that you already have in your kitchen pantry to make a super effective oven cleaning paste that works wonders on the inside of an oven.
Ingredients for Natural Oven Cleaner Paste
1 Cup of Baking Soda ( Purchase HERE )
2 Tablespoons of Castile Soap ( Purchase HERE )
15 Drops of Orange Essential Oil ( Purchase HERE )
2 Tablespoons of Water
This was the inside of my oven before cleaning. As you can see, there are quite a few food spills, baked on cheese and other burned on items.
To start, spray the entire inside of the oven and the oven door down with distilled white vinegar to moisten the area and get it ready for scrubbing.
Add some of the Oven Cleaner Paste to a scrub sponge...
Scrub the inside of the entire oven and door with the oven cleaner paste.
The paste will work with the scrub sponge to remove any burned on foods or spills. If you have tough to remove spots, let some of the paste sit on the spot for 10 minutes, then come back and scrub the spot away.
Use a cloth or dish rag to remove all of the dirty paste, then wipe the inside of your oven down with warm water.
Sit back and admire your sparkling clean oven!
You can also clean your oven racks with ease...check out my tips on How To Clean Oven Racks HERE!
Ham or turkey drip down between the doors of your oven where you can't reach? No worries...check out How to Clean In Between the Glass on Your Oven
I will be cleaning 3 ovens today with this! Did you use the same stuff on the racks? They look amazing!
Looks great! May I ask what is the purpose of the essential oil? Does it bake off and can you smell it? Thanks so much!
Thalia Simpson says
Do you know of a substitute we can use here in South Africa? We do not have Castille soap.
Lindsey Martin says
You can use dawn dish soap as well.
What kind of oven do you have? I love the foldable oven rack.. Your cleaning hack is genius.
Thanks, Ruby! It’s a Frigidaire Gallery and I absolutely love it!
Is there a substitute for Castile soap, can just plain dish liquid be used?
Hi, Ida! You can definitely use dish liquid instead if you like! I prefer the Castile soap myself because it is a vegetable based soap, but have used dish liquid in the past with great results!
Do you use the same solution on the glass door of the oven?
Yes, I do! Once I've gotten all of the grime off, I do go over it with some window cleaner and a microfiber cloth to get rid of streaks.
Rebecca Payne says
GREAT TIPS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
Thank you again for the reminder and tips.
Ok, fess-up, you have camera in my house, because this post is so timely for me, because I have to clean my oven, badly. If this works for me, I am sending you big kisses 😘😘😘