How to Clean Ovens the Nontoxic Way


Oven cleaners are one of the most offensive and harshest chemicals you can use when cleaning. The fumes burn your eyes and nose and the smell is nauseating. Today's home is filled with toxic cleaners and substances. Do your part to live a greener life one step at a time. Start now and learn how to clean your oven with natural substances.

Things You'll Need

  • Sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush
  • Spatula
  • Steel wool (optional)
  • Moisten your oven surfaces with water using a sponge.

  • Mix 3/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of water in a bowl. This should form a thick paste. You may use an old toothbrush to prescrub tough spots.

  • Spread the mixture throughout the entire oven interior and let it sit overnight. Do not heat the oven as heating is not necessary with this cleaning procedure.

  • Remove the solution with a spatula the next day. Once all of the solution is removed, wipe the oven clean with a damp sponge.

Tips & Warnings

  • For tough spots, rub gently with a piece of steel wool.

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