Achieving a clean oven or stove can be a bit of a chore, but with the right approach, it can be a breeze. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your oven/stove inside and out:
- Gather your supplies:
You’ll need some rubber gloves, a sponge or scrub brush, baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, water, and a microfiber cloth.
- Safety first:
Before you start cleaning, make sure your oven/stove is turned off and completely cool. Also, remove any racks or accessories that can be cleaned separately.
- Remove loose debris:
Start by removing any loose debris from the oven/stove. You can use a brush or vacuum cleaner to get rid of crumbs, food particles, or any other loose dirt.
- Make a baking soda paste:
In a small bowl, mix baking soda with a few tablespoons of water to create a thick paste. Baking soda is a natural and effective cleaner that helps remove stubborn stains and grease.
- Apply the paste:
Using a sponge or brush, apply the baking soda paste to the interior surfaces of your oven/stove. Make sure to cover all the areas, including the walls, floor, and door. Let the paste sit for at least 30 minutes to allow it to work its magic.
- Clean the racks:
While the baking soda paste is doing its job, you can clean the oven racks separately. Fill your sink or a bathtub with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Submerge the racks and let them soak for about 15-20 minutes. Then, scrub them gently with a sponge or brush to remove any grime. Rinse them thoroughly and set them aside to dry.
- Wipe down the interior:
After the baking soda paste has had enough time to work, use a damp sponge or cloth to wipe down the interior surfaces of your oven/stove. The baking soda should have loosened any grease or stains, making it easier to remove. For stubborn spots, you can use a bit of vinegar to help break them down.
- Rinse and dry:
Once you’ve wiped down the interior, rinse your sponge or cloth and go over the surfaces again to remove any residue. Then, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe everything dry.
- Clean the exterior:
Don’t forget to clean the exterior of your oven/stove as well. Use a mixture of dish soap and warm water to wipe down the surfaces. For stainless steel appliances, you can use a stainless steel cleaner to restore their shine.
- Reassemble and enjoy:
Once everything is clean and dry, reassemble your oven/stove by putting the racks back in place. Now you can enjoy a sparkling clean oven/stove!
Remember, regular maintenance and cleaning can help prolong the life of your oven/stove and ensure it functions properly. I hope this guide helps you achieve a spotless oven/stove.
Until next time, Karyn Murphy