One of the first tips to make cleaning your oven easier is avoiding marks caused by drips and spills when cooking your food. To do this, you can place a sheet of aluminium foil on the bottom of your oven. All you have to do then is remove this sheet once you’ve finished cooking and at the same time clean off any marks without having to scrub!
Unfortunately, most of the time when you cook a dish, it’s not just the bottom of your oven that suffers. The back and the sides also fall victim to splashes. In this case, placing foil in the oven will only prove partially effective.
So to clean your oven effectively, the must-have ingredient to keep in your cupboards is bicarbonate of soda.
To transform this culinary ingredient into an effective cleaning product, create a paste by adding a small amount of water (just enough to make the powder wet). Wipe the paste on all parts of the oven that you wish to clean and leave it to take effect overnight. In the morning, all that’s left to do is wash it off with a damp sponge and you’re done!
Another way of using bicarbonate of soda is to mix it with vinegar. To do this, dampen the sides of your oven and apply a thin layer of bicarbonate and then leave it to stand for three hours. Then spray white vinegar onto the bicarbonate and leave it to take effect for several hours. After this, you’ll notice that the two products will have combined and all you’ll need to do is wipe down your oven with a damp sponge to get rid of any marks.
And that’s it! With the help of these handy tips, you’ll be able to make your oven look as good as new, without tugging on your purse strings!