Oven cleaning has never been on the top of my do do list…No one really wants to clean their ovens… believe me. However, there are times you will need to clean your oven. Here are a couple of reasons why and when oven cleaning is a must do job:
When Oven Cleaning is a Must
- When you have had something spill over in the oven and you don’t clean it up you run the risk of your oven catching fire the next time you use it.
- You haven’t cleaned your oven in years… That’s probably most of us.
- Have you ever tried to get something out of the oven and drop it? I have and then the oven door is all dirty and stained up on the inside. If you leave it this way the window stains for good…
Oven Cleaners run aren’t hard to find at the store, there are plenty of them lining the shelves. However, have you ever read the ingredients or even the warning labels? They don’t tell you in clear language exactly how dangerous they are for you to touch or inhale into your lungs!
Here is what they don’t tell you:
Symptoms When Using Traditional Oven Cleaning Products
- The fumes of the traditional products float through out your entire house… Got a baby in the house? Which can cause:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Burns to the skin
The traditional oven cleaning ingredients are extremely toxic!
There are natural oven cleaning supplies on the market and there are other ways to clean your oven with things you may already have around the house. If you go the all natural route to oven cleaning, it will be much safer and no toxic fumes floating around the house. Children and pets will be safe from the caustic envornment you create with traditional oven cleaning products.
Source: The Kitchn
Here is a great way to get your oven cleaning done in no time flat! But you will still need:
- Baking soda,
- Spray bottle
and, if you want the recipe for oven cleaning with lemons you can find it here: Oven cleaning with lemons.
For this one you will just need:
- Small bowl
You will still need to put a little elbow grease into cleaning your oven if you use lemons, depending on how dirty your oven is at the time of cleaning.. If you have a great deal of built up over the years in your oven you may want to try the first method first, then once you get your oven to where you are satisfied use the lemon recipe for future cleanings. But, then again Is Organic Cleaning Benefits – Worth the Time?
When cleaning your oven with vinegar and baking soda, you will need to make sure you wipe it clean! If not, the next time you heat up your oven the small will knock you out!
An organic way of cleaning reduces so many horrible fumes and you can use them on all types of ovens. I am going to try this lemon method on my microwave oven, I bet it will works just as well as the glass cleaner I keep spraying in there… Which is probably causing something or other!. Because they’re organic, they’re safe to use in all types of ovens, including counter top versions.
Most traditional oven cleaning supplies require saturation of the oven with a toxic product. However, if you try all natural oven cleaning, and you like the results keep in mind that they are all natural and you can use them on other items as well. Try the same method on:
- Counter tops
- how about that dirty BBQ grill?