Homemade oven cleaner

I’ve decided I need to tackle a dirty, annoying job around the house today: cleaning the inside of the oven. Sure, I’ve put it off (and off), but when I turn on the oven and it immediately starts to smell like something’s burning, it’s time.

So, since I haven’t cleaned an oven in forever, and thus have no commercially-sold oven cleaner, I’ve decided to check out homemade cleaners, which will save me about $4. It’s the little things that count, people!

I found this “recipe,” which I hope will do the trick. I like it because it doesn’t require ammonia.

Oven Cleaner: Moisten oven surfaces with sponge and water. Use 3/4cup baking soda, 1/4cup salt and 1/4cup water to make a thick paste, and spread throughout oven interior. (avoid bare metal and any openings) Let sit overnight. Remove with spatula and wipe clean. Rub gently with fine steel wool for tough spots.

My only alteration will be that since my oven is ancient (and metal), I won’t be leaving the paste on overnight so I don’t get any pesky rust. I’ll just use the paste and scrub immediately.

Hopefully, it will do the trick!

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