Deep Cleaning an oven without chemicals by the Best and Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL. We all hate to clean our ovens but they should be cleaned periodically. Using harsh chemicals can smell up the house unpleasantly, but here is a method that cleans an oven without any of those harsh chemicals, proclaims the Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
The first thing to do is to remove all the racks and use a dry scrub brush to brush up large, charred areas and loose crumbs. Gather them up in the corner and sweep them out into a dustpan or vacuum them up with a hose attachment.
Make a baking soda paste, with baking soda, water, and a couple of drops of dish soap. Mix it thoroughly until it reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. If you have a large oven, you might need a 2nd batch.
Apply the paste, using a sponge to cover the entire interior of the oven, back, sides, floor and door. Make sure all the areas are covered, the thicker the better, especially the problem areas. Be careful not to cover the inside, oven vents. Also, watch out for the oven light. If can get very hot, when the oven door is left open too long.
Close the oven door and let the paste solution sit overnight.
Take the oven racks to a bathtub or large utility sink. Lay some old towels on the bottom and put the racks on the top, along with 6 dryer sheets and ½ cup of dish soap. Cover them with very hot water and leave overnight.
In the morning, the grease should be loosened and the residue can be rubbed off with a scrubbing sponge. Drain the tub and give the racks a good rinse with the shower hose. Let air dry.
Getting back to the oven, in the morning, mix equal parts of vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spray onto the baking soda paste inside the oven. Leave it soak for about 15 minutes, then take a damp sponge and wipe out the whole interior of the oven. For stubborn spots, use some steel wool, just be careful not to damage the interior’s finish.
Finish with a fresh, wet, sponge cleaning. Let air dry with the oven door open or close the oven and heat to 200 degrees for about 15 minutes to air out the vinegar smell.
With this method, your oven should be clean and sanitary, without any harsh and smelly chemical odors in the house, proclaims the Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.