Admittedly, cleaning an oven is one of those ungrateful tasks that are often put off for as long as possible. We've even tried to justify putting it off after reading that it can be bad for your health! However, cleaning your oven after each use is essential. But don't worry, here are a few tips on how to do this quickly and efficiently.
Start with the racks
In order to clean your oven quickly:
- Remove the racks from the appliance
- Using a sponge soaked in hot water, lightly scrub the racks
- Pour a few drops of white vinegar onto the sponge and rub vigorously
- If some stains won't come out: pour baking soda onto it and then a few drops of white vinegar and attack once again one the chemical reaction has taken place
Disinfecting the oven
In order to disinfect the oven:
- Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a container
- Place it in the oven and set it to 180°. for about 20 minutes
- Wipe the inside of the oven with a sponge to eliminate any remaining food particles
Use baking paper
Finally, if you want to avoid having to clean your oven too regularly, the simple answer is to use baking paper: this will make it easier to collect residues, and protect the racks. However, be careful not to let it catch fire in the appliance!