How to Remove Stains From an Oven Surface

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda

  • Sponge

How to Remove Stains From an Oven Surface. Oven stains are one of the most difficult household stains to remove because the heat from the oven and the burners bake food splatters and spills onto the surface. You don't need dangerous or caustic chemicals to clean up these tough spills on your oven. A little baking soda and water can remove stains from an oven surface just as well as harsh chemicals.

Step 1

Sprinkle baking soda on the oven surface. You can either sprinkle a small amount in a pile elsewhere on the oven surface or directly onto the stain.

Step 2

Dip a wet sponge into the baking soda. The sponge has to be wet so the baking soda sticks to it.

Step 3

Scrub the stain using the part of the sponge that has baking soda stuck to it.

Step 4

Reapply more baking soda as necessary. Continue reapplying baking soda to your sponge and scrubbing the stain until it is gone.

Step 5

Rinse the area. After you scrub away the stain, rinse out your sponge and clean up any baking soda residue on the oven surface.


Always rinse your sponge often. Food particles cake onto the sponge as you scrub, making it difficult for the reapplications of baking soda to stick on the sponge. Wipe off spills as soon as possible. This prevents the spills from baking on to the oven surface.


Never use a scouring pad to remove stains form an oven surface. Abrasive pads often damage oven surfaces. Use a soft and porous sponge to prevent this from happening.