Use Natural Solutions to Get off Oven Grease
Have you ever gone to use your oven, and were totally grossed out by all the caked on oven grease? Is your oven a self-cleaning oven, and yet it still doesn’t ever seem to really get clean? Did you know many repairman have been called out due to the self cleaning function on ovens, because the high temperatures it takes to clean off oven grease are especially hard on the oven itself.
Well I have a tip to help you fight oven grease cheaply and naturally!
Instead of using harsh cleaners and chemicals, why not use the ever-so-handy baking soda! Conventional oven cleaners will dissolve the toughest oven messes, but they are packed full of corrosive chemicals like lye that are dangerous, especially if you have young children. Baking soda is a natural, chemical-free alternative that will make your cleaning job safer.
Just sprinkle it in the oven then scrub down with a soapy, mildly abrasive sponge! For harder spots inside the oven, use a fine grade steel wool instead of a sponge since the inside surfaces might need more abrasion to take off the grime. No need for the toxic cleaners, and your oven grease won’t stand a chance!
There are other natural cleaners for your oven as well. Baking lemons in water for 30 minutes gets rid of bad smells. Non-toxic dish soap is also good for grease, and is derived from plant sources that dissolve fat. For a more powerful cleaner, try mixing vinegar with baking soda (Dilute the vinegar first or it may “erupt” on you like a 2nd grade volcano experiment!) and apply with a sponge, then leave it to sit for a while. This will definitely make cleaning those caked-on stains much easier and less of a chore.
For more natural cleaning tips, check out some of our other posts, like Cleaning Your Dishwasher or 30 Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide.