Ovens can become greasy for a number of reasons. One of the main causes is food splatters and spills. When you’re cooking, food particles can get stuck on the walls, bottom and door of the oven, and they can burn onto the surface, leaving behind a greasy residue.
Another cause is frequent use and lack of maintenance, if the oven is not cleaned frequently, grease and grime will accumulate over time.
Another reason is poor baking or cooking technique which can cause splatters or boil overs. Some oils or fatty substances used in cooking can contribute to the greasiness.
Lastly, if the oven is not properly sealed, it can allow grease and smoke to escape, which can cause a buildup of grime on the walls and door of the oven.
To help you get rid of the grease and blackness that accumulates in your oven, here’s an easy but highly effective technique that will take you only two minutes and more than that it’s chemicals free and eco-friendly!
Here are a couple more homemade methods you can use to clean your oven:
- Lemon juice and baking soda: Mix a solution of equal parts lemon juice and water, and then use a spray bottle to apply it to the interior of the oven. Next, sprinkle baking soda over the lemon juice, and use a sponge or scrub brush to scrub away the grease and grime. Rinse the oven with water and dry it with a clean cloth. The acidity of the lemon juice helps to dissolve the grime, while the baking soda works as a gentle abrasive to scrub it away.
- Dish soap and baking soda: Make a paste using baking soda and water, and then spread it inside the oven. Next, squirt a small amount of dish soap onto a sponge or scrub brush and use it to scrub away the grease and grime. Rinse the oven with water and dry it with a clean cloth. The dish soap will help to break down the grease and grime, while the baking soda works as a gentle abrasive to scrub it away.
- Dryer sheets: Put a few dryer sheets in the oven, close the door and let them sit overnight. The heat from the closed oven will activate the fabric softener, which will soften the grime, making it easier to wipe off the next day.
- Baking soda and vinegar: If you prefer to use a natural cleaning method, you can make a paste using baking soda and water, and then spread it inside the oven. Next, spray the interior of the oven with white vinegar, and use a sponge or scrub brush to scrub away the grease and grime. Rinse the oven with water and dry it with a clean cloth.
- Steam cleaning: Some ovens come with a Steam cleaning function. This uses water and heat to create steam that helps to loosen and dissolve the dirt, making it much easier to wipe away.
Whichever method you choose, be sure to wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated area to protect yourself from any fumes. Also, be sure to unplug the oven and let it cool down before cleaning it.
Finally, To minimize the amount of grease that gets built up in your oven, try to wipe up spills as soon as they happen, and clean your oven regularly. Consider using a drip pan or tray to catch any spills or drips and use a lower temperature when cooking to avoid boil overs or splatters. And, avoid using too much oil in the cooking process.