How to Remove Grease Stains from an Oven (Without Scrubbing!)

For most busy moms, a clean oven is only on your priority list when you need to use it. You’ve got a family to feed and demand that oven to be clean — now! Here’s the problem: most household oven cleaners take an hours-long process to work. But even worse than the time investment, you’re also faced with the most gut-wrenching fumes (even worse than your baby’s worst diaper explosion). Nobody’s got time for that! We’ve found a shortcut that will not only save you hours but will also save your back since you won’t have to get on hands and knees to scrub out your oven grime. The Secret Weapon: Baking Soda and Water Most households have everything they need to clean an oven: the almighty baking soda and water duo. Dump three tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle, then add enough water to dissolve it. Alternatively, you can make a thick paste with baking soda and water and spread it throughout your oven, but this takes a little more effort. Once you’ve cleaned up from dinner and won’t need your oven until the next day, remove the oven racks and spray your homemade cleaning solution throughout the oven. Then go to bed and dream sweet dreams of a clean, stink-free oven. The solution should soak for about 12 hours. Overnight, the solution will run down the sides of the oven and loosen any gunk or debris that’s caking your oven walls. The next day, you can use a wet cloth to wipe the oven walls and floors. If any grease remains, repeat the process again. How Often to Clean Your Oven Oven cleaning frequency largely depends on how much you use it. For example, if you cook every day, then you should perform the above baking soda miracle about once every three months. If you’re not a frequent user, then one or two times per year should do the trick. However, if you notice any foul smells, smoldering bits on the oven floor, or the door is splattered in grease, then a quick spray clean won’t hurt. We’re the experts in all things house cleaning. Let us help you take the guesswork out of a sparkling home!