The oven is one of the most popular appliances in one’s kitchen. Not only is it easy to prepare a meal in the oven, it is also the healthier way. The fact that an oven does not require you to use excessive amounts of oil means the food prepared is better for you. A meal cooked in the oven also preserves most of the nutrients present in the food. All of this means that the oven ends up being used a lot and so it is important to clean it the right way just as regularly.
Though there are many options available in the market that promise to clean even the most stubborn of stains in your oven, they all are chemical based cleaners. For those of you looking to avoid the use of harmful chemicals when cleaning, there are ecological alternatives you can use that are just as effective at removing the grime in your oven. Helpling has come up with five environmentally friendly ways you can clean your oven:
Lemon slices are very effective in removing odours and bacteria. Therefore, they can also be very useful in cleaning the oven. To clean your oven with lemons, squeeze the juice of two lemons onto the oven surface. Then put the lemon skin into an oven proof dish and place them inside the oven. Set the temperature to 80°C for about 30 minutes. This will remove scale deposits from the oven and will also leave your oven smelling nice.
One always has salt lying around in their kitchen and it serves as a perfect tool for oven cleaning. Mix 250g of salt in ½ liter of water and apply this onto the scale and burnt bits in the oven. Leave this for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with a damp cloth.
Vinegar works as an excellent degreaser and disinfectant. To use vinegar to clean your oven, heat a glass of vinegar in a pot of water. When the solution begins to bubble, move the pot inside the oven. Heat the oven up to 100°C and leave the mixture in their for 15 minutes. After this, remove the pot and clean your oven with a sponge. The food and grease that has collected on the oven racks will come of easily and leaving the oven door open will get rid of the smell.
4. Bicarbonate Soda and Salt:
Bicarbonate soda is a must have ingredient for those looking to clean with natural ingredients. To clean the oven with this, prepare a mixture of salt, baking soda and water and sprinkle it onto the walls of the oven. Leave the mixture to soak for an hour and then use a sponge to mop it up.
5. Bicarbonate Soda and Vinegar:
To degrease your oven more thoroughly use vinegar with bicarbonate soda. Spray a mixture of white wine vinegar and bicarbonate soda on the walls and let it sit for half an hour. Then remove the dirt with a sponge and warm water.
If you have any other natural ways to clean your oven let us know! And, if you’re busy and don’t have the time to clean your oven, or would rather not do it, our cleaners will be more than happy to give your oven a scrubbing!