How To Clean an Oven Window

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A greasy grimy oven is never a pleasant sight. You may think that you need to use some pretty harsh chemicals when it comes to cleaning your oven, but you can actually use natural cleaners instead. Using natural cleaners to clean your home is not only better for the environment, but it's also going to be healthier for you and your family as well. All of the toxins and chemicals in commercial products affect indoor air quality. Breathing in these chemicals can lead to illness, and many people are very sensitive to them as well which is why it's best to keep them out of your home altogether. Good thing natural cleaners are just as affective as the chemical ones, and they are even more affordable too. You can pretty much make any cleaner you could need from natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and even hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol. Lemon juice and citric acid are also great natural cleaners, and essential oils are amazing when it comes to cleaning your home too. So even a big, messy job like cleaning your oven can be tackled with the right natural cleaners. All you need for this tutorial from Hometalk is some baking soda and white vinegar as well as some rags and a spray bottle.

A good tip from Chas who shares this cleaning tip with us through Hometalk is to lay a towel down underneath your oven door to catch any debris that falls out. Next, take your baking soda and sprinkle it all over the door of the oven, especially on the window. Then, if you're cleaning the entire inside of your oven, you can also sprinkle some baking soda all over the inside of your oven as well. Then mix one part vinegar and nine pars water in a spray bottle and spray the entire oven with the mixture. You want to make a nice, thick paste with the liquid and the baking soda, so make sure that it's not too runny. You can spread the paste all over your oven with a cloth making sure all of the surfaces are completely covered. If you're just focusing on the window as Chas did in this cleaning tip, then don't worry about spreading it all over the inside of your oven. You can even leave the paste in your oven for an hour or overnight if you like so it can work on breaking down the grease and grime. Once you've allowed it to sit for long enough take a rag and begin scrubbing. You can also use a scrubbing pad if you wish too.

After you've scrubbed enough and you've gotten all of the food and debris off you can then start to rinse the paste away. Just use a clean rag and some plain hot water and wipe out the baking soda paste from the oven. Keep rinsing the cloth out and wringing it out then wipe the oven out again. Repeat this process as many times as you need until your cloth comes out clean. You can also get a new clean cloth and dump out your water and fill your bucket with fresh water if it gets too dirty. Using some mild dish soap will also help to cut through the grease, and you can even use some of the vinegar and water mixture in your spray bottle to rinse off all of the grime and leftover baking soda. Once it's all rinsed out, you can then use a clean, dry cloth to dry out the inside of your oven and your oven will be sparkling clean.***

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