Easiest Way To Clean Up Oil Splatters

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With regular use of the stove, it doesn't take long for everything around it to get covered in grease. You might find that all of the surfaces of your stove and range hood are covered in a greasy layer of accumulated oil splatters. It's not a job that is typically fun to do, but if you use some cleaning tips, you'll have it done in no time. Whether the greasy mess is due to several days of cooking food ideas, or if you just haven’t cleaned up your kitchen in a while, you may have areas in the kitchen that are oil-splattered. But there’s good news as cleaning that grimy layer of grease is much easier than you would think. And all you need to clean it up the mess is some oil. It might seem unusual to clean with oil, but it makes sense that oil could help clean oily messes. And the best part is that it works. Mineral oil is a good choice to use because it doesn’t go rancid as standard cooking oils will do. If you can’t find mineral oil which should be available at your local pharmacy, you can also use standard cooking oil for this cleaning tip. Standard cooking oil can go rancid over time if not used. But if you are cleaning the area regularly, then the oil probably won’t have time to go rancid. To use put a couple of drops of your oil of choice onto a cleaning cloth or a paper towel. Wipe the oily mess around your stove, and watch the greasy gunk slide right off. For the full cleaning tip and tutorial, you'll want to take a look at the One Good Thing site.

When it comes to cleaning the inside of your oven, there are alternatives to those toxic chemicals that some people use. Natural cleaners do the job just as effectively, and you won't be left with a toxic smelling house. For this natural cleaner, you'll need baking soda, water, rubber gloves, a damp dish cloth, a plastic or a silicone spatula, and a spray bottle. Start by emptying the oven. Remove the oven racks, oven thermometer, pizza stone and anything else that you have inside the oven. Set aside. Make a natural cleaner with a baking soda paste. To make, use a small bowl, and mix about 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Adjust the ratio of both ingredients as needed until you have a spreadable cleaning paste. Then coat your oven, by spreading the cleaning paste all over the interior surfaces of your oven, staying away from heating elements. You want to wear gloves for this portion, especially if your oven is pretty grimy.

The baking soda paste will turn a brownish color as you rub it in, and it also might be chunkier in some places of the oven than others, which is fine. Just try to coat the entire inside of the oven, paying extra attention to any of the particularly greasy areas. Let the cleaning paste sit overnight. Meanwhile, you can clean your oven racks. Wipe out the oven, after leaving the baking soda paste to sit for 12 hours or overnight. Wipe out with a damp dish cloth and wipe out as much of the baking soda paste as you can. Use a plastic or a silicone spatula to help scrape off the baking paste as needed.

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