Oven Cleaning with Natural Products

Oven Cleaning with Natural Products

Oven cleaning is a nightmare, which we often postpone until it's time for thorough cleaning of the home. When you finally roll up your sleeves to tackle this task, it appears that will not go without hard scrubbing, because the oven is covered with old stains, soot and stale fat. Even if you think that oven cleaning is impossible without the use of strong detergents, do not reach for chemistry before you read this article.


Baking soda and vinegar are affordable and safe products which cleaning properties are known from antiquity. Vinegar is an excellent tool for coping with greasy stains on glass and on carpets. Also, it cleans mold, dissolves resin, kills bacteria, and is an environmentally friendly method of combating insects in the garden. On the other hand, baking soda is considered to be a mild abrasive. It cleans deposits and grease, eliminates offensive odors, and if you add this substance to the laundry, it can replace fabric softener. It is curious to know that baking soda is one of the most used products for refreshing the carpet. It is also used to remove offensive odors in the refrigerator. All you should do to cope with the bad smell in the fridge is to open a box of baking soda and leave it inside the fridge. Very soon you will find out you have overcome the problem with bad smell in the fridge.


Once we have listed the wonderful properties of baking soda and vinegar, it comes the time to explain how to use these natural products for effective environmental oven cleaning. You'll need:

  • 1-2 boxes baking soda

  • household gloves

  • absorbent cloth

  • sponge for washing dishes

  • fine steel wool

  • Dishwashing liquid or homemade soap

  • old toothbrush

  • Spray bottle

  • white distilled vinegar



  • Remove the bars of the oven, the thermometer (if any), trays and everything you hold inside.

  • Prepare a thick paste of water and baking soda. In a small bowl pour 1 packet of soda and add 3-4 spoonfuls of water. It should give a mixture which was so thick that it can be easily applied, but does not flow.

  • Brush the inside of the oven with the soda paste. Using a sponge, apply the mixture. If you have an old toothbrush you can use it on bends and difficult places. Although baking soda is harmless, you should put protective gloves to save the dirt enter under the fingernails. For more serious layers of fat, you can use fine steel wool.

  • After that, you have to clean the oven door. Spray the glass with hot water and clean it with washing-up liquid. If necessary, repeat.

  • Leave the oven coated with the soda mixture for several hours. In fact, it would be better to leave it for the night.

  • Clean the bars of the oven. You have to soak them in hot water with a small quantity of detergent. If you do not have a suitable bowl, just wash them in the sink. If you need to remove the old grease on the bars, you can also rub them with baking soda mixture.

  • Wipe the oven. Use a wet absorbent cloth and wipe the hardened paste from the oven.

  • The next step of oven cleaning process is spraying the oven with vinegar. Pour a small quantity of vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the inside of the oven. Vinegar and baking soda are generally neutralized, but in the process forming a soft foam and destroys the last remnants of contamination.

  • Final touches. Wash the blotting cloth with water and soap and while it is damp wipe the oven once again.

  • Place the clean and dry bars back in the oven.

If there is a slight smell of vinegar, leave the oven door open for an hour - although the smell is haunting, it disappears quickly unlike smells that leave toxic chemicals.


You will see the remarkable change of your oven. Unlike toxic chemicals, vinegar and soda are completely harmless and cheap products. Moreover, if you have cleaned your oven with detergents, bought from the store, you will see that coping with the bad odor from the detergents takes a few days. And when you have to use the oven, there is a probability your dish to smell quite unpleasant.


Let’s keep in mind that while you are cleaning the oven with toxic detergents, you inhale the poisonous vapors. You may feel dizzy or even vomit. And that’s the physical reaction of a person who doesn’t suffer from allergies or asthma. If you experience respiratory problems, you need to give up the use of strong detergents and replace them with natural oven cleaning recipes.

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