Updated: Sep 25
One of the fastest ways of cleaning an oven by yourself is to emulate the professionals. Тheir experience and knowledge have naturally taught them one of the most effective oven cleaning methods. Follow the professional oven cleaning guide below and your oven will be clean and shiny in no time.
Before you tackle the oven and declare yourself the oven cleaning champion, you will need some supplies.
What you will need:
Specialised oven cleaner – most supermarkets and DIY stores carry a variety of oven cleaning products. With such a wide variety, you will be able to find one that you like and is within your budget;
Resealable plastic bags – the bigger, the better.
To clean like a professional, follow these steps for an almost effortless cleaning experience.
Remove all of the shelves from inside the oven.
Place each of the shelves in separate plastic bags.
Pour approximately half of the oven cleaner into the bag, seal it and let the shelves soak while cleaning the rest of the oven. If you have more than one oven shelf, you may need an extra bottle of oven cleaner. Alternatively, pour less into the plastic bags.
Pour the rest of the oven cleaner directly onto the oven floor and door.
Using a sponge, work the cleaning fluid into all of the dirt.
Let the oven cleaner soak for 24 hours if you can but, if not, four to five hours should suffice.
Use a clean sponge and warm, soapy water to wash away the cleaning fluid, dirt and grease from the inside of the oven and the door. This soaking method is also one of the best ways to clean an oven glass door without scratching it.
Take the shelves out of the plastic bags.
Wipe them with a sponge and warm, soapy water. After soaking for so long, the oven cleaner and any food or grease will be easy to remove.
You’re almost finished. Wipe the inside of the oven and the door with a clean cloth to remove any residue. Place the shelves back in the oven and you’re done.
These steps may require a lot of time at first but, if you clean the oven regularly, then it will steadily become easier and faster to finish.