how to clean a burnt oven bottom

For many people, cleaning the bottom of the oven is one of the worst jobs that need to be done in the home and often requires harsh chemicals to remove the burnt-on grime. These chemicals can cause burns to your skin and respiratory system so its little wonder that many people avoid cleaning the oven until it’s way overdue.

Get ready to learn how to clean a burnt oven bottom with our six DIY tips for using household items to clean up your oven.

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Lemons
  • Ammonia
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Paper towels
  • Nonabrasive scouring pad

How to Clean a Burnt Oven Bottom with Baking Soda

The alkalinity of the baking soda works to soak-in and break up the baked-on grime, and it doubles as a mild abrasive that will help scrub away dirt without scratching the oven.

To make this simple homemade natural oven cleaner, mix the warm water and baking soda in a small bowl to form a spreadable paste, adding more baking soda as required to get the right consistency. This recipe makes a lot of paste, but a cup of baking soda is not likely going to be enough to cover and clean an entire dirty oven.

Cover the bottom of the oven with the baking soda paste, spreading extra mixture over any caked-on areas so it can start breaking them down. Let it soak in for a little while and then begin to use a nonabrasive scouring pad, a plastic spatula, and a little elbow grease to work off the gunk.

Use more paste as you need it until you have removed all of the caked-on gunk. Give the oven a good wipe down to complete your cleaning. You can even use this simple mixture to clean a hot plate to remove grease and get rid of scorches.

How to Clean Grease Off Oven Bottom with White Vinegar

White vinegar is also an excellent way to get rid of tough oven stains. The acidic nature of vinegar quickly gets to work penetrating and removing grime. It makes cleaning grease off oven surfaces a breeze.

To use vinegar for oven cleaning, fill a spray bottle with your favorite brand of white vinegar and spray liberally over the entire surface of the oven. Let the vinegar soak for several hours to loosen debris.

Continue to spray as it penetrates the grease and lifts the dirt and grime. Use paper towels for soaking up the excess vinegar and grime that drips to the bottom. White vinegar is how to get rid of a burnt oven bottom, and it will also work very well as a homemade oven glass cleaner.

Use it to remove grease and splatter stains from the glass in your oven door and vinegar will also do a great job cleaning the burner top.

Clean Bottom of an Oven with Washing up Liquid.

Good oul Fairy Liquid can  be beneficial for removing baked-on grease from the bottom of your oven, and it also does a fantastic job with sugary, burnt on spills if you have been baking.

This tip is how to clean grease off oven bottom with washing up liqid.  Dilute 1/4 cup Fairy Liquid into four cups hot water and use the soapy water to soak a few old rags. Open the wet cloths and lay them over the top of the baked-on grease and sugar stains and let sit for several hours.

Re-wet the rags every hour or so to maximize the effectiveness of the dish soap. The rags will hold the moisture in place so it can break down and loosen the stains for easy removal with a dry rag or paper towels.

For cleaning a burnt pot, add a couple of drops of dish soap to some water in the pot and heat it on the burner until it boils. Let the solution cool and use a sponge to wipe up the burned-on pieces. Heavily burned pots may require another treatment.

Lemon Juice

The citric acid in lemon juice makes it the perfect cleaner. For a clean bottom of an oven, cut three or four lemons in half and squeeze the juices into an oven-safe bowl or casserole dish. Place the rinds in there as well and fill a little less than halfway with water. Bake this solution at 250°F for about 45 minutes.

The hot steam and lemon juice will break up stuck-on foods. Once the oven cools, gentle scrubbing with a nonabrasive scouring pad should remove any remaining stains.

If you want to know how to remove burnt food from bottom of pot, place the four half lemons in the pot with the lemon juice and fill the pot halfway with water. Bring the water to a boil for several minutes to remove the burnt food.

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