The 10 Craziest Oven Cleaning Hacks That Really Work

Food remains in your oven are not only difficult to clean, but they also have some odor. Apart from that, continuously heating the oven makes them burn. Such could eventually cause a fire! Avoid such avoidable accidents by cleaning your oven. Here are the 10 craziest oven cleaning hacks from to make this a fun job.

Sprinkle Salt

After using the oven, you’ll likely see spillages in the oven. While the oven is still hot/warm inside, sprinkle some salt inside. Allow a few minutes to cool. Use a damp cloth to wipe the spillage as well as the salt. Besides, If you want to take some professional help in this regard then Oven Cleaning Birmingham can be a great option for Birmingham residents.


Extract juice from 2 lemons. Add the lemons and the juice into an oven-safe bowl. Put the bowl into the oven, turn it on. Allow the solution to boil.

Turn off the oven, remove the solution, allow the oven to cool down, and then wipe it with a damp cloth.

Water, White Vinegar, and Baking Soda

Baking soda, a solution of water and white vinegar, effectively cleans stubborn stains. Add baking soda to a glass of water. Apply the solution to every part of the oven apart from the heating elements. Leave the solution to rest overnight.

Mix equal measures of vinegar and water, and then spray on the oven. Use a wet cloth to wipe-clean the oven.

Use vinegar

Fill a third of a medium-sized pot with water, boil it. Add white vinegar (equal amount). Boil for approximately 30 seconds.

Place the pot at the center of your oven without turning the oven on. Shut the oven door for about 1 hour. Remove the pot, and then wipe the oven with a clean, dry towel.

Dish Washer Tablets

If you notice grime, apply hot water on a dishwasher tablet and scrub the oven door-glass gently. Rinse by wiping with a damp cloth.

Cream Of Tartar

Apply cream of tartar on the entire oven without touching the heating components. Let it rest for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Use a clean, wet cotton cloth to wipe.  The cream of tartar leaves a shiny appearance.

Soak Oven Racks

Remove the oven racks and apply the best oven cleaning solution. Put the racks in sealing bags. Remove after 30 minutes. Warm some water and use it to rinse them. Wipe to dry.

Scrub With A Toothbrush

Some hard-to-reach corners in your oven need a clean toothbrush. Deep the toothbrush in a solution of water and vinegar, and then scrub the stained areas. Rinse with clean water. Finally, wipe to dry.

Vacuum Clean

Use a handheld vacuum cleaner to clean the crumbs on the inside of the oven.  However, to be able to use the handheld vacuum cleaner, cautiously remove the oven door (refer to your manual). Next, mix any preferred cleaning solutions and thoroughly clean the oven before returning the door.


Heads-up, only consider the self-cleaning option if you’re sure your oven allows this method, and you’ll be home until the process is complete. Open all windows to lower temperatures inside the house. Press the “self-clean” button. Depending on your oven, it can last up to 2 or 4 hours.

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