How To Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals

Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals

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A few weeks ago I was making dinner, a cottage pie, and I got a little aggressive with the other words I overfilled the casserole.  I tend to do that often and when I do the smoke alarm goes off, the alarm company calls and asks if I need the fire department to be's a little embarrassing to say the least.  Not only is it embarrassing but it's messy.  

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The next day I knew I had to clean my oven before I could use it again and I was not looking forward to that.  I didn't want to use chemicals to clean it out so I decided to try my go to for just about everything, vinegar.  

Clean Your Oven Without 5I poured some vinegar in a spray bottle and started to spray away.

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I waited a few minutes and starting scraping the gunk off the bottom of the oven.  

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Most of the gunk came off with just the vinegar but I still had some stains.  My oven is over 30 years old so I knew I couldn't get all the stains off the bottom but I did want it a little cleaner so I sprayed on some more vinegar and than dusted baking soda over it all. 

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I let that work a few minutes and then I began to scrub the surface and almost everything came off.  

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Now I could use my oven again without worrying about a fire truck showing up at my house.

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Do you ever have spillovers in your oven?  If you do, what do you use to clean them up?

You can find more of my Homemaking tips for using vinegar below:

How to get rid of hard water stains with vinegar and salt. How to clean a paintbrush with vinegar.

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  1. Thanks for this informative post, I too like to use non-chemical cleaners. And white vinegar is my go to.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Pat. I'm so glad you liked the post. Have a great week!

    2. polly plum says:

      Since reading this site,I keep white vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice in the house just for cleaning/deodorizing-the first 2 item can be bought at a dollar store.

  2. ana@carpe_diem says:

    lately, I started using vinegar or citric acid, soda and salt, too. I also find it easier then most chemical cleaners. No more evaporations, headaches, and hard rubbing . Just sparkling oven 🙂

  3. Jamie | anderson + grant says:

    I am horrible about keeping my oven clean. I'm so amazed at how well the vinegar worked for you! I'm thinking I need to go grab a bottle on my way home today and do some cleaning.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm not good at cleaning my oven either, Jamie, but I knew I had to if I wanted to use it again! 😉