What you need is two spray bottles. Fill one with water, and one with a vinegar and water solution. You also need either a stack of clean dishrags, or a couple rolls of strong paper towels. It helps to spray the sides of the oven down with water before you scrub with a tough scrubbing sponge or nylon-bristled brush. After you've scrubbed, wipe off the gunk with your towels. There will be greyish puddles of nastiness on your oven's floor. Wipe those up, too.
Next, you're going to spray the whole things down again with vinegar and water solution. The purpose of this is to remove the residue of the oven cleaner. Go bonkers. You might need to do it twice. If you turn on your oven and it does not smell like oven cleaner, you've accomplished your mission.
Here are a couple more oven cleaning tips, which were bestowed on the general public by fabulous members of Hometalk.com, the community where the talk is all about house and garden projects: Baking soda does not work as an oven glass cleaner; How to clean between oven glass. Have at it. This is some very good stuff.
If you have more tips for cleaning an oven, please share them in the comments.
Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.View original post.