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The Best Ways to Clean an Oven, According to Our Readers - Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

The Best Ways to Clean an Oven, According to Our Readers - Cleaning Tips from Kitchn
From The Kitchn - October 21, 2017

A few days ago, we asked Kitchn's Facebook friends to tell us the best way to clean an oven. Many of you suggested the self-cleaning button, which is an option we are not always fans of. (See: Why You Should (Almost) Never Use Your Oven's Self-Cleaning Function.) Even more of you suggested either not using your oven at all or getting someone else to do it for you. But those are not super-realistic suggestions because we like to cook and we do not live at Downton Abbey.

So we combed through the hundreds of comments to find the most helpful ideas. Our takeaway? You guys use a variety of cleaners. Keep reading to see what they are!

1. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

"Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide with a splash of Dawn. Make a paste, scrub, and let it sit. Then pour some white vinegar on, scrub a little more, and wipe it off. Be sure to wear rubber gloves." Sarah Hall Scott

2. Pumice stone and water

"Pumice stone and plain water works a treat, emits no fumes, leaves no residue." Lisa Svanevik Shaw

3. Bathroom cleaner

"Foam bathroom cleaner! It does a great job and there are not any fumes like with oven cleaner. Just spray it on and let it sit for a couple of hours." Juliann Feuerbacher

4. Ammonia and garbage bags

"Throw metal racks in heavy black garbage bag with ammonia and water. Set in the sun for an hour or so, open the bag and spray them off. Clean and shiny." Carol Greenleaf

5. Boiling water

6. Baking soda, liquid dish soap, and vinegar

7. Baking soda and vinegar

8. Baking soda, salt, and vinegar

9. Ammonia

10. Orange peels and apple cider vinegar

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