How To Clean Your Oven
If you do not have the chance to have a self-cleaning (pyrolysis or catalysis), you have to stick to this thankless task. How to go about it without breaking the bank in chemicals or scrubbing for hours? Here are our solutions …
When talking about cleaning the oven, we inevitably think of the famous stripper bomb. One certainly effective, but not really green! To overcome greasy stains, nothing beats the tips of our grandmothers. Of course, if you have a self-cleaning (pyrolysis or catalysis), you will not need to do anything. Simply follow the manual instructions.
Clean oven racks
This is the first step. For this, the grids and the pan is removed from the oven, placed in the sink and rubbed with soap and hot water (liquid dish soap organic or black) and a good sponge. If necessary, an abrasive brush is used (steel wool). If dirt resistant, do not hesitate to dip your grids in a vinegar bath.
Clean the inside of a conventional furnace
To rid your oven splashes, prepare a paste with 6 tablespoons bicarbonate and 2 tablespoons of water. Then, spread the dough and let stand 12 hours (overnight ideally). If dirt persists, spray white vinegar on the dough, rub and rinse with a wet sponge. Your oven is very dirty? Mix the cider vinegar and baking soda. Spraying the walls and heat oven to 120 ° C for 10 minutes. Once the warm oven, wipe with a damp sponge. Another alternative, replace the cider vinegar with 1/3 of washing soda.
For the door, this preparation is as effective (careful though not to damage the joints of the oven). For cons, the exposure time is 30-45 minutes. Consider also the white vinegar to remove traces of splashes on the glass.
You have little time? Replacing soda by salt. In practice, mix 50 ounces of water with 250 g of salt. Spread the mixture on the dirty walls. Let stand 15-20 minutes, then remove the dough with a damp sponge.
Disinfect the oven and get rid of bad smells
Nothing simpler: Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice, pour it into a container and turn the oven to 250 ° C for 30 min. No more unpleasant odors! Feel free to pass a sponge on the walls as this process also helps loosen the dirt.
You’ve finished cooking a dish? Remove peels of citrus fruits in the oven, still warm and leave. A delicate scent then escape and neutralize odors your meat or fish.
Two tips for easy cleaning of the oven
Use a baking paper sheet (more green than aluminum) placed at the bottom of the furnace and / or on the grids, the drip tray to limit soiling. Finally, do not expect to clean a stain. The longer you wait, the more it will be difficult to remove. It’s your turn !