I have let my oven become built up with food and grime. How do I clean my over without using nasty chemicals? Something like lemon, bi carb or vinegar would be great.


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Posted by vidald79, 18th February 2014


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  • I agree with the bi-carb and vinegar paste approach.



  • I’ve heard making a paste from bicarb and water and spreading over surfaces and allowing to dry – then wipe off excess then spray vinegar over surfaces – there should be enough residue to react and help loosen any grime



  • I totally agree with the bicarb and vinegar. It works a treat



  • Honestly, I love vinegar, bi carb and hot water.. For smell I will sometimes add in some essence or lemon is fine.



  • Sprinkle with bi carb soda then spray vinegar over the top. It will fizz then can be wiped away. For racks, place old towel in the bottom of the bath, fill with hot water and napisan. Leave racks in bath overnight. The grime will wipe off easily in the morning



  • Steam cleaners work wonders inside the oven, I use metho on my stainless top, it leaves a nice streak free shine.



  • I’ve been told those hand steam cleaners do a great job



  • bi carb soda and water should work



  • Vinegar and bicarbonate soda works perfect on the stove.


  • Baking soda and vinegar are excellent, it fizzes up and works.



  • a good paste of bicarb mixed with water should help loosen it all up



  • Place an oven proof bowl about 2/3 filled with water and turn the oven on, allowing it to generate steam. Leave on abt 30mins then turn off. This should loosen nasty bits enough to scrub off!



  • I always use bicarb soda and vinegar, with a bit of elbow grease and steel wool. Wear gloves though when you do it, and before you clean the oven, turn it on with a dish of hot water in the bottom so the steam loosens any build-up.



  • I use lemon and then wipe with wet tissue.



  • i’ll have to try the method that BUGGERIT details in the comments below


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