Your Oven

Cleaning the oven doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Setting aside time to give this useful appliance a thorough cleaning is worth the effort. Not only will you enjoy the visual effect of a gleaming oven, but you also won’t have to deal with the acrid smells of previous oven spills. Oven cleaning doesn’t take that long, and the more often you do it, the less daunting the task will be. Follow these easy steps, and soon you will have a sparkling clean oven.

8. Wipe Down the Greasy Oven Hood Exterior

Oven Hood Exterior

If your oven has a range hood, this is the place to start. First, fill your sink with hot, soapy water. De-greasing dish soaps work great for this task. Use old, clean dish rags to wash down the outside of the hood with and scrub away any sticky, greasy goo. Once the hood is free of residue, grab a clean cloth and wipe away any remnants of soap or grease with fresh water. Now you can use a spray cleaner and paper towels to give the surface an extra shine.

7. Scrub Away Gunk Inside the Hood

Oven Hood Gunk

Depending on how long it has been since the last cleaning, cleaning inside the hood may be a big job. If your sink water is dirty, drain the sink and refill with fresh hot water and add degreasing dish soap. You may need to use a stiff brush to scrub away goo and grime in the area around the vent. For stubborn gunk, apply a paste of baking soda and water. Allow this mixture to sit on the area and then scrub away with your brush. Once the worst of the stains are gone, continue washing with hot, soapy water and wiping off with paper towels until the entire interior is clean.


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