From crumbs to oil, there is a lot grease and debris from cooking and baking that can end up on the inside of your oven. The two most common ways to clean the inside of an oven are using the self-clean cycle, if your oven has one, and by scrubbing away with a heavy duty cleaning product. The self-clean, or auto-clean, cycle uses high heat to burn crumbs and other residue from the oven – and you’ll have to clean up charred ash at the end of it. The heavy duty cleaners are strong chemicals and still require a lot of elbow grease. But these aren’t the only ways to tackle this very necessary job. Did you know that you can use baking soda to easily clean your oven? Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I have a tutorial that will walk you through How to Clean Your Oven with Baking Soda. It’s quick, easy and requires no harsh chemicals.
My oven is relatively new and it is a model that has french doors on it. This makes it easy to get in to it to clean every last nook and cranny – especially since it doesn’t have a bottom heating element. It does make it challenging to clean the oven doors, however, as some of the baking soda mixture ended up on my floor as I applied it! Regardless of the size or shape of your oven, work with the mixture in small amounts and spread it on thinly for the best (and easiest to wipe up) results. You’ll be surprised by how well it works – and you just might feel inspired to clean a little more often!