Most people use their oven several times a week, and just like with any other heavily used appliance, ovens can get dirty. Food can spill while it’s cooking, and once a few spills go uncleaned, things in your oven can get pretty nasty. Some ovens come with a self-cleaning feature, but many do not. And even if your oven does, it may not be enough to handle the severely caked-on messes. But, don’t worry. There’s an easy, efficient way to clean your oven that will leave it sparkling.
To clean your oven, you’ll want to gather water, a spray bottle, baking soda, vinegar, a rag, and a small bowl. Once you have your materials, here are the steps you’ll want to follow:
- Take out the oven racks and place them in your sink to soak in hot water and vinegar.
- Sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of your oven and spray with water to create a paste. Spread the paste around and let sit for at least 12 hours.
- After the paste has set, take a damp rag and wipe out as much baking soda as you can.
- Put vinegar in your spray bottle and apply anywhere you still see baking soda. Wipe again with a wet rag.
- To clean the oven window, apply the baking soda and water paste to the window and allow to sit for 30 minutes before wiping clean.
When you are finished, put the clean oven racks back in your oven and turn the oven on its lowest temperature for 15-20 minutes to dry. When you are finished, your oven will look like new!
One 51 Place encourages residents of our Alachua, FL, apartments to clean their ovens – and the other parts of their apartments – on a regular basis. If you are not currently renting an apartment in our community, but would like more information on the benefits about One 51 Place, contact us today.