Years ago, when I first started blogging, I wrote a post about how to clean oven glass. Over the years I’ve had lots of people comment on that post, some telling me it didn’t work for them. Wanting to find a solution for my readers I decided to revisit this tip and today I’m going to share how I did it a little different this time.
Here’s what you need:
- Baking soda
- Dish soap (this is the best one for cutting grease)
- Extreme Scrub Scour Pad
- Damp rag
- Dry microfiber cloth (these ones are my favorite)
Make a paste with the baking soda, dish soap and water. I poured about 1 cup of baking soda into a mixing bowl, added about 1 TBSP of dish soap and then only added enough water to get the consistency of pancake batter. If your oven is really dirty, or really big, then you might need more, but I’d start with this.
Use your fingers and scoop the “batter” into your fingers, then spread it all over the dirty spots in your oven. I smeared it around with my fingers to apply it evenly all over my oven, including the glass on the door.
Set a timer for 15 minutes and walk away. Don’t do anything to it until the timer goes off, I even left my oven door hanging open so none of the mixture would drip off.
Let me just take a moment to say that you could use a different type of sponge for this task but I’ve used lots of different sponges and this scour pad is the best thing for this tough job. The combination of the baking soda mixture and the scour pad meant I didn’t have to do that much work. Sometimes it’s worth it to just have the right tools for the job. 🙂 Okay, on to step 4! After 15 minutes wet the Extreme Scrub Scour Pad in the sink. Take it over to the oven and scrub all the dirty spots that have been “soaking” for 15 minutes. I was shocked at how easily most of the spots came up, there were a few areas I had to use a little elbow grease, but not many.
Once you’ve scrubbed the whole oven really well, wipe up as much as you can of the baking soda/soap mixture with the scour pad, and dump it in the sink. Then use a wet rag to wipe the rest of it up. It might take a few tries to get it all up, I had to wipe the oven and rinse my rag about 4 times before it was all out.
Use a dry, or barely damp, microfiber cloth to polish up the oven. The baking soda tends to give the oven a dull look, so I like to go back over it with a cloth to pick up any remaining baking soda, and to make the oven shine. 🙂
That’s it, your oven will be as clean as new when you’re done with it (except for that darn rope around the edges, anyone know how to clean that?)! And the best part is that you didn’t even have to work that hard!!
I would love to hear how this works for you so please leave me a comment and let me know!
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