The Best Ways to Clean Every Part of Your Oven

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Now is the time to deal with the built-up grime and burnt-on grease in your oven. You are home more often, so you have the extra time it takes to clean it properly. And since you’re cooking every meal at home, you can benefit more from the energy savings of not burning extra grease.

If you have a self-cleaning oven, most of the work is already done for you. The self-cleaning cycle will lock your oven door and heat it up to the highest possible temperature for several hours, burning everything inside. Let it cool afterward, and wipe all the burnt bits with a damp cloth.

If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, you can get the same effect by placing a cup or bowl of ammonia in the oven, closing the door, and letting it sit for 4-5 hours. The ammonia fumes will release a lot of the gunk cooked onto the oven walls and ceiling. Then use rubber gloves to dilute the ammonia in water and use the resulting solution to wipe down the oven’s interior.

As for the oven door, we have a few inventive tricks to try out there too, all of which you can find in the video below.

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