Ovens have become a big part of our lives. We have even forgotten the traditional methods of baking and we’ve placed our faith in the use of ovens. To ensure that your oven continues to offer the same quality services, you should clean it regularly. There are chemicals that can help in cleaning but if you prefer the use of natural methods then this article will guide you on how to do it. Here are some natural homemade solutions that offer the same effect as the chemicals used in cleaning ovens.
Use of Ammonia
Ammonia offers an effortless method of cleaning your oven. There are however some few guidelines to follow;
- To achieve the desired effects using aluminum, the oven should be warmed up at around 650c. After warming up the oven, get your bowl containing the measured amount of ammonia, mostly ½ a cup, and place it on the top shelf and on the bottom shelf, place a pan of boiling water and close the oven. Patience is key since after following these procedures, you should let the oven remain in that condition overnight.
Cleaning up the oven in the next morning should now be easy because even the burned on grease comes right off with a single wipe. This method is however not to be used with gas ovens unless absolutely sure that the main gas supply is off and the pilot lights are out.
- For the grime in the oven rack, you can use a towel to lay them in a large washtub filled with warm water and 1/2 a cup of ammonia. Leave them to soak for 15 minutes and then rinse off.
Use of Aluminum Foil
During the baking process, it is normal to make a mess all over the kitchen even in the oven. A simple way to prevent and ensure the oven stays clean is by use of aluminum foil. The aluminum foil sheet should be laid over the rack. These helps keep the mess off the oven’s walls. The use of aluminum foils can be dangerous especially if placed in line with the bottom of the oven. This kind of arrangement leads to a fire.
Vinegar is a common disinfectant that is used to clean kitchen utensils and appliances. Wiping the oven’s walls with a sponge dipped in vinegar solution gets the splattered grease off the walls. The vinegar used should be undiluted in order to wipe off even the toughest grease spots.
No longer will you require the use of chemicals. Through the use of aluminum foil, vinegar and ammonia your oven will be spotless.