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DIY oven cleaning solutions might be an excellent choice for those looking to save money, utilize natural or non-toxic chemicals, or lessen their environmental effect. You may make an effective and inexpensive solution that is safe for your family and the environment by combining baking soda, vinegar, and aromatic oils. You can also customise your solution to your unique needs, avoiding the use of harsh chemicals that could be hazardous to your health. You can make a DIY oven cleaning solution that efficiently removes filth and stains from your oven with a little imagination and study.

How to make an oven-cleaning solution

Here is a detailed version of the recipe for a DIY oven-cleaning solution:


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Vinegar


  1. To make the paste, combine the baking soda, salt, and water in a bowl. The texture should be thick but spreadable. To produce the correct consistency, add more or less water as needed;
  2. Preheat the oven to its lowest temperature (about 200°F). This will soften any hardened food residue, making cleaning easier;
  3. Spread the paste evenly over the oven’s surface, making sure to get into all the nooks and cracks. Avoid any heating components or other surfaces where the paste could cause damage;
  4. Spritz the paste with vinegar. Cleaning action will be created when the vinegar reacts with the baking soda and salt;
  5. Allow the paste to sit for several hours (or overnight). This will give the paste enough time to dislodge the filth and stains;
  6. Using a sponge or scrub brush, scrub the oven clean. To remove difficult stains, you may need to use a little elbow grease. Thoroughly scrub all of the oven’s surfaces, including the sides, bottom, and door but be careful to not be too harsh, as that would damage the surfaces;
  7. Wipe down the oven with a damp cloth or papertowel. This will get rid of any leftover filth or paste;
  8. To remove any remaining residue, rinse the cloth and wipe the oven again;
  9. Before using the oven again, thoroughly dry it with a clean cloth.

This solution should clean the surface of your oven properly, but it may not reach deep into gaps and corners. If your oven is very dirty, you may need to get yourself an over-the-counter oven degreaser. But we’re sure that the recipe will work for you

Remember! Take all safety precautions and protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, when using this or any other cleaning solution.