How to Clean Your Oven with Natural Products
A Natural Clean
Cleaning your oven can be a hard and unwelcome task! Spatters and blackened bits show up without us noticing. That is why self-cleaning ovens were invented. But many don’t have one. So how do you clean your oven without using harsh and dangerous chemicals? Hours of hard work may be unavoidable for many, but there are alternatives to dangerous chemicals traditionally used to clean ovens.
Most companies don’t disclose the harmful components of their cleaning products while selling them on their user-friendly ads. These cleaning products are corrosive and capable of harming not only the oven material but also human tissues, leading to scarring and burning. Read the product carefully, notice that the bottle of the cleaners often recommends users to wear rubber gloves, cover the floors with newspapers, and secure the area from children and pets. That should give you a clue.
Here are the commonly used chemical products and their downsides
Butane: Butane is mostly used as a propellant for aerosol applications, it is also found in smoking lighters. Butane can cause asphyxia, cardiac arrhythmia, and drowsiness.
Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether: DEGBE is blood and cardiovascular toxicant and can be responsible for severe damage to kidneys and liver.
Monoethanolamine (MEA): In addition to air passage irritation, it also poses a huge risk of chemical burns and damage to the eyes, liver, and kidney,
Sodium Hydroxide: Used to dissolve oils and fats, Sodium Hydroxide is also an irritant to the skin.
Natural Oven Cleaning Options
- First Technique:
Citrus-based liquids are harmless degreasers. Cut two lemons in half and extract the juice into a baking dish. Fill the baking dish with a cup of water and place it in the oven, heating it to 250 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or more. After the oven has cooled off, use a scouring pad to scrub away the dirt, employing a steel spatula for bigger chunks. Sponge oven with lemon water until clean and be sure to turn on oven fan and leave a window open since ovens are likely to emit smoke during the cleaning process.
2. Second Technique:
For an oven, baking soda and vinegar are extremely useful. The routine entails spraying vinegar inside the oven and sprinkling baking soda over the vinegar evenly.
Leave this boiling mixture to sit for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity of the build-up, then complete the process by sponging clean water on the insides of the oven. Chemical-free cleaning will not only keep our health in good condition, but it will also save our environment as well.
The Natural Winner
Of All the Natural Oven Cleaning Options, baking soda comes out on top. Baking soda is a mildly abrasive cleaner. It absorbs grease and is great for scrubbing. It works to remove stuck-on dirt without causing damage.