Ovens are the main kitchen workhorses, but these large machines can't work efficiently when they are dirty. Oven use can lead to spills, splatters, smoke, scorching and more. All of these combine to create a layer of burned dirt on the oven's surface. In order to clean an oven, you need the right tools, products, and technique. These six oven cleaners are the best to remove baked on grime and dirt that attaches itself to your oven surfaces.
Keep in mind that some products contain harsh... chemicals and good ventilation is a must.
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For quickly cleaning your oven in an environmentally friendly way, baking soda is one of the best choices. By adding water to baking soda, you can make a thick non-abrasive paste that absorbs odors and oils, all while gently scrubbing away unwanted burned on food. Using baking soda will work to clean your oven, but it won't be effortless unless you regularly clean up spills and splatters. If needed, let the baking soda sit on the oven surface before scrubbing to help break up and loosen... baked on dirt and particles.
You can also try spraying a little vinegar on baking soda residue. The vinegar reacts with the baking soda to create a foam. Add some water and vinegar to your cloth and wipe the oven down again for extra shine.
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Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner does a great job, even on the toughest baked on particles. You can leave the product on for an hour or overnight, depending on your cleaning needs. I liked how simple it was to apply and remove Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner. I also loved that there was no harsh oven cleaner smell. This is my go-to cleaner for the oven, no matter how dirty it is. If you've ever opened up the oven to clean it only to shut the door in despair, this is the cleaner for... you.
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Citrusafe uses the power of citrus oils to degrease and clean tough oven and grill surfaces. It does a fantastic job on oily greasy burned on areas, and it can power through some really tough sticky stained areas in your oven and grill. I love how well orange and other citrus oils break down tough burned on grease. This cleaner will truly amaze as you wipe away dirty grime to reveal a shining clean surface. Make sure to rinse this product thoroughly before using the oven again or your next dish... may smell and taste like citrus.
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Astonish Industries Oven and Cookware cleaner has a great reputation for removing tough stains on ovens and cookware alike. This is a great double-duty product that can keep your oven and your cookware looking like new. Follow the manufacturer instructions and note that you'll need to rinse the product away completely before using the oven, so a little will go a long way.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Often the grill racks of our ovens need a little TLC. Carbona's 2 in 1 oven and grill pads are perfect for the job. They scrub away tough food residue without damaging your grilling racks. These scrubbers do a great job of breaking down even the toughest spills on the grill rack. And depending on how bad the job is, the pads can be reused for other tough oven and grill jobs.
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With a reputation in restaurants and commercial settings, Mr. Muscle has some power at removing baked on food and seared in stains. This spray has some real muscle to clean your tough oven problems.
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