A Non-Toxic Oven Cleaning Recipe using baking soda and vinegar then rinsed with Castile soap.
When was the last time you cleaned your oven?
My oven is a hot mess right now.
I like to throw sweet potatoes right onto the rack of my oven.
Invariably, one of the sweet potatoes will ooze and leave a blackened blob on the bottom of my stove.
Those are the only black blobs I can identify.
The rest of them? Who knows what food left the mess behind.
Believe me when I say, It’s scary in there.
In my quest to find the best non-toxic oven cleaning recipe, I tried several.
This is the best non-toxic oven cleaning recipe I found to get your oven clean without harsh fumes and a minimum of elbow grease.
I wanted to show you how easy it was to get your oven clean. So I’ve updated this article with the following video to Deep Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals. But read on for the actual recipe.
NON-TOXIC OVEN CLEANING RECIPE
You will need:
- 1 to 2 cups baking soda
- 1 to 2 cups plain white vinegar
- 1 cup Borax for the oven racks
- 1/2 tablespoon Castile soap
Remove racks from oven.
Add enough water to the baking soda to make the consistency of cake frosting.
Use a sponge and apply the baking soda mixture to the entire interior of the oven.
Allow to sit for at least an hour. May leave longer (in fact, this can be done in the morning and allowed to sit until you come home from work.)
While the baking soda is sitting, add the oven racks to your bathtub that you’ve lined with old towels. Add hot water and a cup of Borax.
Allow to sit for an hour. Use a grill brush to remove any bits that don’t float off.
Once you’ve washed the racks, and the baking soda has been allowed to sit for at least an hour, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar.
Spray the vinegar onto the baking soda and allow to react.
Use a wet rag and wipe off the baking soda. Most, if not all, of the mess should just wipe up.
This is what my oven looked like after the first application:
While it looked pretty good, I found myself applying one more coat. For any stubborn or persistent messes, use a second application and a bit of steel wool.
Once you are satisfied that you’ve removed the baked on gunk, add a few drops of Castile soap to a bucket of hot water.
Give the oven interior a quick wipe-down and you’re ready to cook again!
What do you say? Does this non-toxic oven cleaning recipe look easy enough?