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Mind-Blowing Oven Cleaning Hacks You Have To Try

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After trying tons of oven cleaning hacks, here are my favorite methods for getting my stovetop and oven spin and span clean. I dare say I feel pretty confident you’ll be hooked on at least one of the methods below.

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What Is The Best Oven Cleaner?

For my glass stovetop, the clear winner is a cream-based cleaner. To use, add a small amount of the cleaner on your glass top and rub in a circular motion with a dry microfiber cloth or paper towel. Then, grab a clean paper towel to remove any cleaner’s residue and buff the surface to a shine.

PRO TIP: Water should NOT be used as this would make the product less effective.

When cleaning the inside of my oven, homemade cleaning recipes have been a lifesaver.

What Is The Best Oven Cleaner?

Without a doubt, it would be to hire it out – that my friend is the easiest. The second is using one of the following methods.

Option 1: Ammonia and Water

Begin by turning on your oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and then shut it off.

If you have a gas stove with a pilot light, it is HIGHLY suggested to turn both the gas and pilot light off for safety reasons.

While the oven is still warm, place a small bowl of Ammonia on the top rack. Next, carefully place a large pot of boiling water on the bottom oven rack. Allow to sit overnight.

Warming up your oven will assist in cycling the air and “moving” the vapors around. As we all know, Ammonia is very strong, and those vapors will break down the caked-on debris in your oven. You can use a wet sponge with a few drops of dish soap to remove all debris the following morning.

Although I have Asthma, I have used this method several times since my exposure is minimal – only while placing and removing the bowl of Ammonia from my oven.

Option 2: Cream Of Tartar

Yup, this makes it on the list for being an odd but useful oven clean hack.

Cream of tartar is used in baking, however, it does wonders as a polisher agent.  Sprinkle a layer of cream of tartar in the oven and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes. A few passes of a sponge will reveal a shiny and happy range.

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My Favorite Oven Cleaning Hacks For Cleaning The Glass Door

I learned about this hack a while back, and I did not believe it until I tried it for myself. You’ll be able to get the interior of your oven glass door spotless in under a minute.

You'll Need The Following Supplies
Baking Soda
Aluminum Foil
¼ Cup Of Boiling Water

Sprinkle the baking soda on your glass. Next, ball up a large piece of the aluminum foil since this will be used as your scrubber. Then add boiling water and begin scrubbing. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. For a streak less glass finish, you could find my DIY glass cleaner recipe here.

If you’re wondering how to clean in between the glass on your oven doors, here is a video  to help you out!

How Do I Get Baked On Grease Off My Oven?

Create a cleaning paste with the following ingredients: baking soda, vinegar, and water. Next, use a sponge to dab the mixture to the stubborn grease spots on your oven surfaces.

Next, please turn on your oven for 45 minutes to allow the mixture to do its job.

What Is The Fastest Way To Clean The Bottom Of An Oven?

The fastest way to clean the bottom of an oven is to use a self-cleaning mode. If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning mode, you can use a commercial oven cleaner or make your own oven cleaner.

To make your own oven cleaner, combine 1/4 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray the solution on the bottom of the oven. Let the solution sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing it off with a sponge. Rinse the area with water and dry it off.

Note that some ovens have a broil element located on the bottom of the oven. This can be damaged if you use excessive amounts of water or cleaning solutions when cleaning the oven. Always refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to clean your oven.

In Conclusion

Oven cleaning hacks are a total time saver. To help your oven stay cleaner for longer, spot your spills before they harden – when life gets crazier, that’s easier said than done.

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  1. Arlene

    The very best thing ever to thoroughly clean a glass top range is to spray it with dollar store oven cleaner. Let it stay for a while or even overnight. I’m not sure if the dollar store brand is not as strong as the leading brand. Never had a problem & always comes out like new no matter how bad the top was. Use it regularly on rental property tops that are in pretty bad shape. Now several friends also swear by this method. If skeptical try on a tiny portion first.

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