I can’t say that I love cleaning the house, but it calms me down whenever I’m doing any repetitive task. Yeah, when you are a mother of three nasty kids you will apply any “calm down therapy”. As a housewife one of the dirtiest, better said stickiest job is cleaning the oven. I simply don’t like it! So, to avoid this job I purchase a self-cleaning oven which frustrated me a lot, because the oven was still sticky after using the self-clean program. Manufacturer lies!
Hence, I needed to find a solution to make this oven self-clean. So, I went hunting for oven cleaning solutions through social media and I found the best one! Tested and it works wonders! Basically, you can work on your beauty sleep while the oven cleans itself! Sounds perfect to me! But it will never happen because I have three terrorists with me which constantly ask for food and attention!
Just so you know, there are two methods in cleaning your oven while you sleep. One is ammonia-based an the other is without ammonia.
Ammonia Oven Cleaning Method:
- Baking tray
- Pot of water
- Dish soap
- Scrubbing pad or sponge
- Cleaning gloves
- The first step is to preheat the oven to 150 F. Meanwhile put the pot of water to boil.
- Stop the oven when it reaches the mentioned temperature. Now, put 1 cup of ammonia in the baking tray and place the tray on the top rack of the oven. Below the tray, place the pot of boiling water and close the oven door.
- Waiting game! Just wait until the ammonia and water will their magic inside of your oven. It may last a few long hours. I use this method before going to bed, and let it sit overnight.
- The next morning remove the ammonia tray and the pot of water and let your oven to air out for 15 minutes.
- During this time, add 1-2 teaspoons of Dawn dish soap to the ammonia tray along with a cup of warm water.
- Put on your gloves and start scrubbing all that grime and grease inside the oven. Don’t worry! The grease and grime ate soft now and all you have to do is wipe the mess out. Soak the scrubbing pas into the ammonia tray and clean each inch of the oven.
- At the end, clean the surface with some paper towels!
No-Ammonia Cleaning Method
- Paper towels
- Small bowl
- White vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Spray bottle
- Take out the oven racks and set them aside. You can clean those with a scouring pad in your kitchen sink later.
- Mix baking soda with water in a small bowl to create a paste-like mixture. Start with the baking soda then slowly add a few drops of water at a time until it’s nice and thick. Depending on the size of your oven, you may need a couple batches of this mixture to completely coat the inside. If your mixture becomes too runny, just add more baking soda.
- Spread the paste over the inside of your oven, covering the bottom and all sides. The baking soda may start to turn brown, this is fine. It’s just pulling up the grease and grime. Close the oven door and let it sit overnight, or for at least 12 hours.
- In the morning, wipe the baking soda mixture out with the paper towels, removing as much as possible.
- Add the white vinegar to your spray bottle and spray the inside of your oven, especially where you have any baking soda residue. Then wipe it clean with more paper towels.
- Now put the oven racks back in and dry the oven by turning it on at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.