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Recipe For Clean: Oven Cleaner

Is your oven crusty and gross? Does it send up a smoke signal every time you try to bake cookies? Then take your home cleaning kit and whip up a batch of natural oven cleaner. This easy Recipe For Clean will get your oven looking and smelling so fresh and so clean.


  • 1 cup or more baking soda
  • A few squirts of liquid detergent
  • Water

To find out the steps for this DIY, just

  • Sprinkle or spray a generous amount of water on the bottom of your oven.
  • Cover all of the gross baked-on bits on the bottom of your oven with baking soda until it's covered.
  • Sprinkle or spray more water on the top.
  • Let sit overnight, so it will loosen.
  • Use a sponge, with a squirt of liquid detergent on it, to clean up the mess.
  • Use a heavy-duty sponge with an abrasive surface for best results.


Join The Conversation
dguillenm dguillenm 8 years
i just put water and baking soda on the bottom of my oven and left over the morning I used a scrub brush with water and a towel to clean up. It cleaned my oven with no fumes or harsh chemicals. I highly recommend.
techkim techkim 8 years
This works SO well. When I moved out of my apartment I didn't want to use the oven cleaner because if the nasty smell. So I throw in some baking soda and used a water spray bottle with a little dawn dish soap and let it sit and it cleaned it perfect.
Marci Marci 9 years
I keep waiting for someone to clean my oven, but for some reason that isn't happening. I'll have to crack down soon and do it myself, and I really want to try this because commercial oven cleaners are so overwhelming in their chemical content. My fiance can taste the cleaner in the food long after I cleaned, so those are now officially out of my life.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
Me too, cageyme. I have been looking for a gentle cleaner!! What sort of liquid detergent? Like fantastik?
cageyme cageyme 9 years
Thanks for the tip. I always wait until I am desperate before I clean my oven just because commercial oven cleaners are so toxic. :pepino:
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks Casa :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yes...I need to do this soon...
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