Read on to know how you can properly clean the oven, stovetop, and microwave oven!

Every once in a while we must thoroughly clean our kitchen to get rid of the gunk and all the other kinds of residue.

FOR MICROWAVE

Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda and 1 part water on the hardened food spills inside the microwave floor and turntable. Wipe it off after 5 to 6 minutes with a wet cloth or sponge. You can also place a few wet paper towels in the microwave and run it for 5 minutes on high. The steam from the towels will help to soften the grime deposits, which can be later wiped with some paper towels. Fill a microwave safe glass bowl with water and then microwave it on high for 2 minutes. Let the door be closed for another 2 minutes and then wipe off all the gunk on the walls of the oven with a soft and clean cloth.

FOR STOVETOP OVEN

Wipe off the baked food residues on the cast iron grates of the stovetop with a non-toxic oven cleaner. Sprinkle salt over the grease spills inside the oven, shut the oven door, and then turn it on for some time or better still bake something in it for a while. You can then easily wipe off the grease spill, which will turn into ash.

FOR OVEN BROILER PANS

To clean them, add some laundry detergent over the hot pan and then cover it with a wet paper towel for 5 minutes. This will help you to easily scrape or scrub off the gunk from these pans.

FOR OVENS

You can clean the sides and walls of the oven by first scrubbing them with a soap solution using steel wool, rinse away the soap, dry the edges, and then lightly apply some vegetable oil on the ridges where the racks glide into. To clean dirty oven racks you can prepare a solution of 1/3 cup of dishwashing liquid, a cup of white vinegar, and enough water to submerge the racks well in a strong and sturdy plastic bag. Seal the bag tightly and then submerge it in the bathtub filled with warm water for an hour. Later, scrub the racks well, rinse them with water, and then air-dry.

FOR EXHAUST FILTERS

Spray the exhaust filter of the hood above the cooking range with WD-40. Leave it for an hour and then scrub it well with a toothbrush. Wash it in the dishwasher and let it air dry to clean the exhaust filters of the chimney or hood.