How To Deep Clean Your Oven! Oven Cleaning Tips!

If you are finding yourself with a little extra time on your hands, then maybe it’s time to tackle that oven and get it shining. All you are going to need is some bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, and water (and maybe a little bit of elbow grease) – it really is that easy!


The first place to tackle is the inside of the oven as it takes the longest time for all the dirt and grease to break down. Take a rough brush or scourer and go over the entirety of the inside of the oven to remove any loose dirt, burnt on food, or general grime that can be easily brushed away – this will stop little bits of dirt getting stuck to the cleaning products. Now, simply mix 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda with 1 tbsp of lemon and 1 cup of water (make more to this ratio to make sure you can cover the full oven). It’s time to put your rubber gloves on and get to work! Take the paste and rub it carefully all over the inside of the oven making sure you get into all the crevices that grab the dirt. Now leave that to work it’s magic!


The oven shelves make any seasoned oven cleaner let out a little sigh as we all know how difficult they are to get shining. Of course, you can opt for the oven cleaning bags, just simply place the shelf in the bag with the cleaning solution and let it get to work! But if you want to put some elbow grease in, then listen up! Grab a wire brush (anything with a lot of friction and a hard bristle), then cover the shelf with the bicarbonate mixture from before and begin scrubbing it into the metal with the brush. It will take some arm power, but persevere and you will be seeing shining metal!


Once you have left the shelves and oven to sit in the cleaning paste overnight, then simply grab a brush and a bowl of water and scrub the paste away. It is so satisfying to see the dirt just slide off the oven! (for extra shine, give it a polish with a SPh2ONGE cloth!)


Share your oven cleaning tips below!

1 comment

  • I put my oven shelves through a wash in my dishwasher. As soon as they are done they go into the sink with some water where I go over them again with a wire-type scourer. Any remaining gunk comes off easily. If you don’t have a dishwasher a long soak with hot water & a cleaning liquid before the wire scourer.

    Patricia Franklin

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