Saturday, March 11, 2017

All-Natural Oven Cleaner That Really Works!

Yes, I know, I'm supposed to be packing.  I am, but I can't stand the smell of oven cleaner and the ovens REALLY needed cleaning before moving out.  Take a look:
Yeah, proud housekeeping moment, right?

I searched the internet for options and here's what I ended up with:

Here's how you do it:

Get some vinegar, baking soda, and salt.
Mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water in a spray bottle.
After removing the racks, spray the interior of the oven with the vinegar/water mixture.
Then sprinkle it with baking soda and salt.  I didn't measure, I just threw it around!  I'm precise, like that!  😁
Spray it lightly again and close the door for 2 hours.  
This is what it looked like:

After 2 hours I took my blue plastic scrubbie (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it) and lightly scrubbed the oven surface.  Believe me, I do mean lightly - I don't scrub anything if I can help it! Remember the fence? The result was amazing:
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This was a win-win.  Clean ovens and no stinky chemicals burning my throat!  
Of course, if you have a new stove/oven with a self-cleaning option, this is not the tip for you.  On the other hand, if you have an older model, like mine, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
I will miss this beauty - vintage 1959 with double ovens and everything works great!

I guess I'll get back to packing now.  You have a great week!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, I'll have to remember that if I ever have an older oven. I love yours.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I love it too and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome!
      Always great to hear from you!

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  2. Going to write this one down.. thanks for sharing it .. good luck on moving Have a great Sunday with love Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice. I love finding easy, inexpensive solutions.
      So glad you stopped by!

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  3. My oven is so bad!! I'll give this a try!! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. It's the one job I truly hate. Fortunately, now, I don't have to choke on the harsh chemicals!

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  4. That's an awesome stove! I hate cleaning the oven, too, but SOMEONE has kept that one in pristine condition! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Thank you, Lydia. I really love this stove and will miss it.
      So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Great tip!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. What a great tip--I don't want the toxic stuff in my kitchen or oven either! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Exactly! The stuff in the can burns my throat....and you know that's not good!
      Have a great week!

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