You can clean the oven with baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice by removing the most hostile incrustations without so much effort. It is an ecological and completely home remedy, that will allow you to have a shiny oven again and to remove odors, without having to buy any chemical detergents. If in these days you have baked continuously and a lot and you are wondering how to clean the oven in a few minutes, you can use our natural and fast method.
In these days you have surely baked continuously and a lot and now you are wondering how to clean the oven from the most hostile incrustations. For a deep and completely natural cleaning, you can clean the oven with baking soda, mixed with water and a few drops of white vinegar.
It is an ecological and completely home remedy, that will allow you to have a shiny oven again and to remove odors, without having to buy any chemical detergents. Not only does this method respect the environment, it is also decidedly cheap. So take water, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, a sponge and a dry rag and get ready to make your kitchen shine again.
How to clean the oven with baking soda and lemon
First, remove each pan and oven dish from the oven and remove all the racks. Make sure there is nothing superfluous left in the oven before cleaning. If possible, remove the oven door by lifting its side levers: it will be easier to clean between the cracks and in the middle of the gaskets.
Boil a pot of water on the stove and turn off as soon as it starts to boil lightly. Add a glass of vinegar. In the meantime, preheat the oven to about 150°-180°. With the oven off, put the pan in it and let the steam soften the incrustations on the walls. Let it act for at least 3 hours. Finally, remove the encrusted residues with the help of a plastic or silicone spatula, or a non-abrasive sponge.
In a bowl, dissolve 170 grams of baking soda in 3 or 4 tablespoons of warm water. Add a few drops of lemon juice, which has a degreasing power, mix and soak a sponge in the mixture. Spread the mixture well on all surfaces of the oven, and scratch hard where the dirt is most encrusted. Rinse the sponge frequently in hot water.
Complete the cleaning by steaming the vinegar on all the walls still wet with water and baking soda. There will be an ultra-degreasing chemical reaction. Help yourself by pouring the vinegar into a bottle with the spray dispenser. Let it act for at least 1 hour.
Rinse all the walls of the oven well with a sponge and hot water, gradually removing all the vinegar and baking soda residues. Dry everything with a clean cloth, making sure there are no smells or dirt residues.
Then start degreasing the racks and the oven door in all its joints. On a work surface, sprinkle the racks with dry baking soda, then sprinkle the vinegar until a white foam is created. Rinse with warm water or, for a deeper cleaning, leave the racks immersed in boiling water even for a whole day.
Put the clean racks back in the oven and replace the door. Make sure you don't smell vinegar anymore. In that case, you can heat the oven and put a pan with 1 liter of hot water mixed with the juice of two lemons on the lower level. Let it evaporate with the oven off to eliminate all residual odors.
Clean the oven with this natural method at least once a week, if you use it often. The advice is to not leave it too dirty and to remove the residues before incrustations are formed, in order to be able to clean it more easily and without too much effort.
When cleaning the walls of the oven, make movements from the inside to the outside, taking care to pass with the sponge in the cracks and not only on the surface.
You may have to repeat the steps more than once, if there are stubborn encrustations.
You can also use a dish brush to remove residues, but be careful to use soft bristles, not to scratch the walls of the oven.
Always wear thick rubber gloves when cleaning the oven. Even if they are natural and non-aggressive products, the skin could still become irritated.