When it comes to the question of how to clean your oven naturally there are numerous ways.
Cleaning the interior of the oven can be the toughest part of the job.
All kinds of things get caked on, and removing all the dirt and grime isn’t easy.
We often end up turning to harsh chemicals to help clean your oven.
Just taking a look at a bottle of oven cleaner can make you not want to use it.
They often come with gloves because you can’t touch safely touch the oven cleaner, and you’re sometimes instructed to ensure the room is well-ventilated too.
It’s understandable if you would rather not have that in your home.
Fortunately, there are more eco-friendly ways to clean your oven and do a good job without using the toxic chemicals.
BUY AN ECO-FRIENDLY OVEN CLEANER
One simple option is to look for an alternative oven cleaner that you can buy in the shops.
You can find a range of natural, non-toxic products in the UK, both in-store in some supermarkets and shops and online with big shops and independent online retailers.
Some of the products you might come across include Ecover Oven and Hob Cleaner, Ecozone Oven Cleaning Gel and Clover Eco460 All Purpose Cleaner.
Before you buy any products, try to read reviews of them to see how effective other people have found them.
Then you can avoid being disappointed by a product that doesn’t work.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR OVEN WITH A HOMEMADE OVEN CLEANER
If you would prefer to make a homemade cleaner so that you know exactly what goes into the solution you use, there are some options available.
One of the easiest cleaning solutions to put together is a mix of bicarbonate of soda and water.
Mixing them together to create a paste gives you a substance you can apply to the inside of your oven.
Put some gloves on to make it less messy to spread around, and leave it overnight.
You can then use a damp cloth to wipe it away, and you can scrape off any that you can’t remove with the cloth.
You can then use white vinegar to spray into your oven, which will make it easier to get any leftover bicarb left on there.
Vinegar can also be used as a soaking agent, especially for tough areas.
You can leave it on for a few hours and then wipe it off with warm water.
CLEAN YOUR OVEN NATURALLY USING LEMON & OTHER CITRUS OILS
Here’s how to clean you oven naturally using lemon and other citrus oils.
These are excellent for dealing with grease and can be particularly good for cleaning out fan ovens.
Squeeze out a couple of lemons into a dish, then place the lemon halves and some water in there too.
You can then put the dish in the oven and turn it on low (about 120 degrees) for about half an hour or longer.
The lemon and water vapors will help to loosen up dirt and grime inside the oven, so it’s easier to wipe away.
Wait for the oven to cool down before you use it, then use a scouring pad to take care of the dirt.
You can use the lemon and water to wipe down the oven, and a spatula to get rid of any particularly tough bits.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR OVEN WITHOUT CHEMICALS
When you’re cleaning your oven using natural methods, remember that you might have to put in a bit more effort.
Apart from making up your own cleaning solutions, you’ll often need to put a bit more elbow grease into cleaning.
With harsher chemicals, you’re often able to simple wipe everything away, but natural cleaning solutions will usually only help to loosen everything up.
It’s still useful, but you’ll have to be prepared to do some scrubbing too.
USE AN ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING COMPANY
If cleaning your oven yourself sounds like too much work, you can also get a professional cleaning service to do it for you.
There are plenty of cleaning services that make an effort to use organic and non-toxic cleaning products so that you can be sure they are using eco-friendly methods.
Hiring a cleaner is a good way to ensure you use natural products to clean your oven, without having to spend time actually cleaning it yourself.
Of course, if you want the job done properly, make sure you’re willing to pay for quality service.
Preventing your oven from getting too dirty is also a good idea if you want to avoid cleaning it too often.
You can take precautions such as covering food when you’re cooking it in the oven, so nothing splatters.
You can also just try to use your oven less and use other appliances instead, such as your hobs or microwave.
Cleaning your oven doesn’t have to mean using toxic chemicals.
There are gentler ways to get it sparkling again.