As your most used kitchen appliance, it’s important that you know how to clean your oven properly and efficiently.
Though it might be one of the most hated chores, our oven cleaning hacks will help to ensure that your next clean is effortless.
Below, discover tips and tricks on the best way to clean an oven, so you can keep yours looking as good as new.
Let’s get started with what you’ll need…
- Oven cleaner
- Surface spray cleaner
- Rubber gloves
- Baking soda
- Spray bottle
- Scouring balls/pads
- Dish cloths
- Dust pan and brush
- Dishwasher detergent
- Old bath towels
- Hot water
- Scrubber brush
- Old newspapers
Which is the best oven cleaner?
From homemade to store-bought, there are several different options – all of which work great against grease and dirt.
We stock a range of oven cleaners, though you can also make your own by simply mixing baking soda with water to create a paste.
For those in-between deep cleans, you can also use fresh lemons (which will leave your kitchen and oven smelling like the Amalfi Coast!) and some warm water.
How to clean the inside of an oven
- Change into old clothes and put on your rubber gloves.
- Switch off your oven at the mains and lay some sheets of newspaper on the floor to catch falling debris.
- Use a dust pan and brush to remove any obvious bits of food.
- Remove your oven racks and trays.
- If you’re using a conventional oven cleaner, generously spray the inside of the oven and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how long you should leave the solution to work for. Then, use a scrubber to remove grease and grime.
If you’re using the baking soda method, mix up ½ a cup of baking soda with a couple of tablespoons of water to create a spreadable paste. Coat the oven with the paste, getting into all the nooks and crannies and leave overnight. Use a damp cloth to remove the paste and scrub off any stubborn bits with a scouring ball or pad. Finish by spraying vinegar everywhere and giving your oven a final wipe down.
For an oven clean using fresh lemons, fill a medium-sized oven-proof mixing bowl with water and cut two lemons in half before placing them in the bowl. Heat your oven to 250 degrees and place the bowl inside. As soon as the water starts to boil, turn off the oven and leave for one hour. Open the oven door and let it cool down. Wearing gloves and using a damp cloth, wipe down all the surfaces and scrape off resistant grime with a scouring tool.