If youre anything like me, residue from last falls apple pie drippings might still be dried onto the bottom of the oven. To scrub it off, you have a couple of options: good old-fashioned elbow grease, or using the self-cleaning mode (if your oven has one), which typically means itll heat up to 8001,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The latter isnt exactly appealing when its still warm outside, andcould even damage the oven.
Elbow grease it is. Now that pie-making season is around the corner, its time to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. But dont bother with conventional oven cleanerthe chemicals and fumes can literally bepoisonous, potentially leading to issues like throat swelling and pain, vision loss, and organ damage. Yikes!
Know what can get the job done without the health hazards? Citrus, vinegar, and baking soda. Try this easy three-ingredient DIY thatll dissolve oven stains fast.
DIY Oven Cleaner
Peels of 2 oranges or lemons
2 cupsapple cider vinegaror white vinegar
Combine citrus peels and vinegar in a mason jar and seal. Let sit 5 days. Transfer liquid to spray bottle.
Sprinkle baking soda all over inside of oven, and especially on grimy areas. Spray your oven cleaner onto surfacethe baking soda and vinegar will react and bubble up, helping to lift baked-on food remnants. Wait 15 minutes. Wipe surface clean.
Written by Dana Poblete. Reposted with permission from Thrive Market.
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