Clean oven from grease, oils and food waste

How to clean an oven from grease, oils and food waste?

The oven cleaning is much easier than you think

The oven is an integral part of any kitchen.  It is almost impossible to imagine any modern kitchen without one. We all love to bake cakes, pizzas, vegetables, and meat in our ovens. The problem is that after a couple of weeks or month of use, the inside of our oven starts to look like a pizza crust.  I have a feeling that none of us wants any part of our kitchen appliances to look like a pizza crust.  Some people are really freaked out by the thought of cleaning their oven and usually, just try to over bake any greases and builds up by just heating up their empty ovens. Well, if you were thinking about doing that PLEASE DO NOT because you will end up with greasy and an over baked crust on your oven.  There is a simple and yet natural way to clean your oven.

So for natural cleaning, you will need:


VinegarClean oven from grease, oils and food waste

Baking Soda

Spray bottle 

Mixing bowl


Step 1

Soak oven racks. Put them in the sink with hot water and add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar.

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl and mix baking soda with water; you need to mix till it forms a paste. So, be careful with water; do not add too much of it.  Baking soda will not only dissolve built-up grease but work as a deodorizer.

Step 3

Spread the paste evenly on the inside of the oven. If the baking soda turns brown, don’t worry; that is a typical oxidation process.  Leave it there for a couple of hours.

Step 4

After a few hours, wipe out as much of the baking soda paste as possible with a wet rag. By this time, the baking soda paste should have deodorized most of the oven.

Step 5

Take a spray bottle and add equal volumes of water and vinegar. Shake it properly.  Now, spray it inside the oven and let it sit there for 5 minutes. The mixture in the spray bottle needs 5 to 7 minutes to soften the tough stains.  Take a rag and wipe out everything.  Vinegar also serves as a natural odor eliminator when sprayed on stained surfaces.

Step 6

Use the mixture in the spray bottle to clean the windows of the oven. Spray it generously and leave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, wipe it off thoroughly with a wet rag.

I hope these tips will help you to clean your oven. One last note, clean your oven at least once a month to avoid building up of heavy grease and stains on the walls of the oven; it also makes cleaning it much easier.

I hope this article was helpful. If you want to learn more about cleaning tips from C4 head to our blog.