Cleaning and descaling the oven with the pot method is an easy and effective way to remove buildup and grime from the interior of your oven. Here’s how to do it:
- A large, deep pot with a lid
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Hot water
- Sponge or cloth
Step 1: Fill the pot Fill the large pot with enough water to cover the bottom of the oven. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar to the water. Stir the mixture to ensure that the baking soda and vinegar are well combined.
Step 2: Place the pot in the oven Carefully place the pot with the cleaning solution in the center of the oven. Make sure the water level is low enough that the pot lid can close without spilling over.
Step 3: Heat the oven Turn the oven to 200°C (400°F) and let it heat for about 15 minutes. This will cause the mixture of baking soda and vinegar to boil, releasing steam into the oven. The steam will help to loosen any grime and buildup on the interior of the oven.
Step 4: Let the oven cool Once the oven has heated for 15 minutes, turn it off and let it cool for about 30 minutes. Do not open the door during this time, as the steam inside the oven will help to soften the grime and make it easier to clean.
Step 5: Wipe the oven Once the oven has cooled, use a sponge or cloth to wipe away any grime and buildup. Rinse the sponge or cloth as needed and repeat until the interior of the oven is clean.
Step 6: Dry the oven Once you’ve cleaned the interior of the oven, dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth. Make sure the oven is completely dry before using it again.
By using the pot method, you can effectively clean and descale the oven without having to use harsh chemicals. This simple and easy technique will help you maintain a clean and well-functioning oven for years to come.