DIY Natural Oven Cleaner

Cleaning the oven is potentially one of the most toxic jobs we do in our homes. If you’ve had a look at the ingredients that are in oven cleaners from the supermarket, you’ve no doubt been horrified.

Fortunately, there is a much less toxic yet option: Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda and Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash mixed together and left overnight will remove grime effectively. If your oven is in a really bad way and has a lot of baked-on food and grease, add Green Goddess Premium White Vinegar to soda ash, let it fizz and scrub off.

You won’t get a headache from the fumes or be polluting your house, but do wear rubber gloves as soda ash can be tough on the hands.

DIY Natural Oven Cleaner

Mix together one cup each of premium soda ash and baking soda. Sprinkle over the bottom of the oven to cover. Spray with water until very damp and keep moist by spraying every few hours. Let set overnight. In the morning (using gloves),  scoop it all up along with the grime. Then spray with water and sponge out your oven. Clean the glass and stainless with Green Goddess Glass Cleaner.

If your oven is in a really bad way and has a lot of baked-on grime and grease, just use Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash and add Green Goddess Premium White vinegar on hard-to-shift grime. Let it fizz for 10 minutes then scrub with steel wool. Keep applying both the soda ash and the white vinegar and scrubbing until all the grime has gone.

 

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      Yes it is. Also if you have any nasty bits which won’t budge add a bit of white vinegar with the baking soda to work away on it.

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      HI Annette,
      You can usually find washing soda in the laundry aisle of your supermarket or at hardware stores. Also some bulk food places like Bin Inn stock it.

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      Hi Marion, I usually just smear the baking soda paste up the sides and give it a good rub – the walls don’t seem to get as manky as the rest of the oven. Or you could make up my cleaning paste and that would work well.

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  1. Hi Wendyl,
    Absolutely love your natural recipes & your products! We have an oven that is only 18 months old and the trays and racks appear to have perhaps baked on sugar/maybe a sweet syrup from a fruit pie or something that is dark golden brown…have tired your baking soda and washing soda mix / wet and leave as suggested without luck, then added vinegar and when tried to use steel wool, appeared to start scratching….just wondering if you have any other suggestions…?! Thanks so much! Katie

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      I would soak if you can with a bit of washing soda and warm water then use steel wool once softened. To prevent scratching get 00 grade steel wool from the hardware store. It is very fine and shouldn’t leave noticeable scratches – they use it on furniture.

  2. Hi Wendyl,
    I also love your natural recipes and have recently started using your products (which I really like). However I found and tried a slightly different way to clean my oven. I tried this way first as it was the easiest to start with. I mixed a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water with a squirt of dishwashing liquid and liberally sprayed the oven and trays with it. Left it for a couple of hours and then wiped it all out. I did have to get some wire-wool onto the trays as they were really dirty but it all came off really easily.

    Anyway just thought I’d let you know in case you wanted to try it. Or in case you have tried it and found your method better – in which case I’d really appreciate you letting me know.

    Thanks heaps.
    Kim

  3. I have just sprayed my oven with Easy Off oven cleaner for the last time. This product shouldn’t be on the supermarket shelves.
    Wearing a mask had little affect … the strong fumes still caused me to cough.
    Next time I’m going to give your method a shot.
    Thanks for your website and your tips. 🙂

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