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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will rmanually clean an oven with only water and baking soda.



Some related articles
  - How to Use Baking Soda to Clean on Oven
  - How to Deep Clean your Oven with Baking Soda
  - How to Clean Your Oven







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - manually clean an oven
      - use only water and baking soda

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty oven
   - an action shot of oven during cleaning with water and baking soda
   - an after picture of clean oven
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Didn’t start out that bad and didn’t end up perfect, but it’s a heck of a lot better! Any tips on applying the paste to the sides and top?
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So I cleaned an oven using only fridge deodorizer!  Here is it before the deodorizing.



Here are some action shots of me waiting hours for the deodorizing to finish.



The key thing about this picture is you can see through the window.  That took about four hours of scrubbing.





And here is the oven, just hoping no one spills vinegar inside it:

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This is a bit embarrassing as the oven was really disgusting, not sure what had spilt in it but it was super gross. I will need to do this again to get it really clean! It was amazing how much did come off with just baking soda.



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Had another go at the oven, this time using boiling water in the bottom of the oven, leaving for 20 minutes then wiping/scrubbing at it. Thanks to Raven's book for the method

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I've never liked oven cleaning because I don't like working with oven cleaners. When I found this BB, I had to give this a try!

Oven before cleaning.

Blopping on the baking soda and water paste.

I left it on for about 24 hours.

Door, back, and sides wiped out easily. The bottom took a lot of scrubbing.

Oven clean!
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Cleaned the inside of a pretty gross (not mine) oven with baking soda and water.  
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The oven required two baking soda applications, and a whole lot more elbow grease after the second application. My tools were a rag and a steel wool sponge.
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second application of baking soda and water
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oven clean!
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I cleaned my oven with water and baking soda only. I’ve used this method on my stove top many times but this is the time using them in the oven. It worked surprisingly well.
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Action shot (this is pure water in a reused bottle)
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Wish I had a smaller oven . . .

Baking soda, cloth, hot water, elbow grease and a couple of the rags I made for another BB.
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Cleaning our tiny oven! Put baking soda on the bottom, then poured a little water on the top of it and let it sit before scrubbing with sponge. For the sides made a paste with the water and rubbed it on. It was kind of fun, like making slim that cleans! The one mark left is a burn mark, wasn't coming off. Much much cleaner!
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Okay I went for it! I had a really hard time because the front glass of our oven is broken. We've tried to replace it but can't find the right size :(

Edit: Clarification- There are two layers of glass for the oven. The inside part is broken- you can see the missing chunk. The oven still works fine. The broken glass just makes the glass extremely hard to clean and residue can get in between the two layers. I didn't want to press too hard on the glass in fear of breaking off another chunk so I did lots of "little circles" with my scrubbie.

Dirty Oven:



Ya, that darkness in the back is burnt on crap...



Cleaning the oven:



Still Cleaning:



and the racks:



Finito. I would have liked to do more on the glass but I was starting to feel it flex and shift :(

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I don't normally have a dirty oven, but we inherited this oldie when we bough our house, this challenge was the driving force it took for me to set aside a few minutes amidst the chaos to clean it! YAY its all done!
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Cornbread spilled
Water, paper towels, elbow grease, and little bit of heat from my oven's easy clean setting.
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The mess
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Genuine question: Why do we clean ovens? I totally understand that clean glass is useful, and it is worth wiping up large spills etc... but sparking clean innards doesn't make the over cook any better, or impart any different flavour does it?  The food is always cooked in it's own clean dish.
 
What's that smell? I think this tiny ad may have stepped in something.
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