The Best Way to Clean Your Oven.

I can't believe this works. It seems like it should be too cheap, easy, and non-toxic to be true! But the results don't lie. . .

The real question is: why did anybody ever bother inventing a bunch of chemicals to do a job that baking soda does so thoroughly and easily? It's, like, the biggest scam of the 20th century after Watergate.

So what's the big secret here?

How did I clean that narsty looking oven you see over there to the left?

Baking soda.  That's all.


  1. Spritz water inside your oven, and sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda on the floor of the oven and the door. Grab a stiff-bristled scrub-brush.
  2. Most tutorials say to let it sit overnight. I don't see the point. I just start in on the scrubbing right away, and everything comes up with no problem. You will achieve a nice, orangey-brown lather. (Yum!)
  3. Once you've done the bottom of the oven and the door, sprinkle more baking soda onto your brush or the floor of the oven and attack the sides, back, and roof. I keep a bucket of water on the floor next to me so I can rinse the brush frequently.
  4. Once you've scrubbed everything, take a wet rag, and wipe out all the baking soda. If you've missed a spot or need to touch up areas, repeat the first few steps.
  5. Final step, use that wet rag and wipe out all the baking soda residue, rinsing it throughly, and giving it a couple go-overs. If you don't get it all the first time, after it's dry you might see a powdery residue that you'll have to wipe again. But no bigs, right? 

All in all, it took about twenty minutes. No waiting for a 600 degree self-cleaning cycle. . .No losing brain cells over toxic fumes. . .You don't even need rubber gloves.

Okay, so tell me. Is Easy Off! highway robbery or what?

Stay tuned for the best way to clean your drip pans. I'm letting my rice boil over as we speak!

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