Nobody likes oven cleaning. Not only does it force you to get down on your knees and scrub at the hardened grime, but you usually have to wait twelve hours or more for the cleaning mixture to soften the baked-on grease before you can finally scrub it off.
Thoroughly cleaning an oven is so difficult that many homeowners treat it as a separate cleaning project, rather than a part of a regular house cleaning in Baton Rouge. Just about the only good thing about oven cleaning is that you don’t have to do it often.
We’re here to help! In this article, we’ll tell you how to make your oven cleaning infinitely easier and less time-consuming. Read on!
How often should I clean the oven?
Like kitchen countertop cleaning, the frequency of oven cleaning depends mostly on your cooking habits. If you don’t use your oven often, you’ll only have to clean its interior once or twice a year.
However, if you’re using it multiple times a week, it won’t be long before it becomes greasy and stained. In these cases, cleaning the oven at least once every 2-3 months is crucial in order to avoid foodborne illness.
How do I get baked on grease off my oven?
First, take the oven racks out. Sink them in hot water mixed with 1/2 cup of dishwashing soap and let them sit overnight. The next day, give them a good scrubbing to remove the crusted grease and let them dry.
As for the oven itself, follow these steps:
- Step #1: Mix half a cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of warm water. Make more of this mixture if you have an especially large oven. Wait for the mixture to become thick like paste, and then slather it all over the inside of the oven, but avoid getting it on the heating elements.
- Step #2: Close the oven and let it sit for twelve hours or longer. The baking soda mixture will take on an ugly brown hue, but don’t let that worry you. This is a normal chemical reaction and it means the mixture is working.
- Step #3: The following day, gently spread white vinegar over the inside of the oven and let it react with the baking soda paste. This will soften the grease and the debris.
- Step #4: Once the vinegar and the paste have done their job, reach in and scrub off the cleaning mixture and the softened grease.
What is the easiest way to clean an oven?
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an “easy way” to clean a dirty oven. The heat from the oven will have caused the grease and the stains inside to harden, making them immune to all but the most abrasive cleaning products.
The most efficient way to deal with this problem is to hire a dependable maid service. Not only will the experts clean your oven in no time, they can also clean your fridge properly and wipe-down your cabinets as well, all during the same cleaning.
Where can I book a first-rate house cleaning in Baton Rouge?
There’s nothing worse than coming home after an exhausting day at work, only to be faced with a greasy oven that demands your attention. Luckily for you, Geaux Maids of Baton Rouge are here to help!
By booking our cleaning service, not only will you get a squeaky clean home, but you’ll also get the free time you need to relax or enjoy a memorable performance at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Schedule your cleaning today!