Cleaning the oven is one of the most dreaded parts of house cleaning. Who knows how many sweet potatoes, casseroles, and seemingly mess-free baked goods are caked onto the bottom of your oven? If you’re ready to finally tackle the mess sitting at the bottom of your oven, here are six simple steps to have it clean in no time.
What Type of Oven Do You Have?
Start by determining what type of oven you have. If you have a self-cleaning oven, it can heat to high temperatures that turn the food and grease left behind into ash that you can clean out. Textured ovens are designed with a porcelain inner layer that burns spilled food away whenever you use your oven. Normal ovens need to be cleaning by hand when you complete your seasonal house cleaning.
Choose Your Time Wisely
Pick a time to clean your oven when the kitchen isn’t being used by anyone else. Make sure that children and pets are far away from the oven while it is being cleaned, as it typically makes a harsh burning odor. Open the windows and turn on any household fans to ventilate the space.
Clean Oven Racks
Remove the oven racks and let them soak in warm, soapy water. Create a cleaning solution with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 liter of water. This will be the high-powered solution that removes grime from your oven. Next, spray down the interior of the oven when it is completely cold. Make sure that everything stuck on is totally saturated with the mixture. If your oven is very dirty, make a paste to smear on instead of a sprayable liquid.
Let It Sit
Next, give the paste or liquid at least an hour to soak in. See if the charred and dirty areas have loosened at all. If they haven’t, add more of the baking soda solution and visit it again in an hour. If it can be chipped off, continue with the process.
Use a Scraper
Next, use a scraper to get rid of the chunks of carbon from the inside of the oven. Sweep out any extra debris. Re-apply the baking soda solution and let it soak in again. Repeat the process until it is all gone.
Finish the Job
To finish this house cleaning task, wipe down the inside of the oven with a mixture that is half-vinegar and half water.
House Cleaning from Misty Clean
If your business is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.