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
I did the self cleaning on the oven for a different BB but it was still pretty dirty. I used the baking soda and water paste and let it sit. then I used a rag, warm water and a razor blade to get the door clean. I can defintely tell that the elbow grease and baking soda is much more effective for actual cleaning.
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Had some problems making carrot cake and the cake batter escaped from the pan. The oven was dirty and I thought, this would be a great time to clean it with baking soda!
I learned that putting baking soda into the oven is easy, but taking it out of the oven is hard.
To get the baking soda out of the oven more easily, try spraying it with vinegar. The acid will react with the alkalinity of the baking soda, and make it much easier to remove.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide in a similar way, if you don't want something acidic on your metal oven. Hydrogen peroxide reacts with baking soda to make oxygen bleach, which is a nice alkaline cleaner. I have noticed that the reaction doesn't remove as much grittiness from the baking soda as the vinegar does, though. This is good when you want a scritchy cleaner, but not so good when you're trying to remove the scritchiness from everything!
This took me longer than I'd like to admit, but I got it done with just water, baking soda, and elbow grease. I inherited this poorly maintained oven from the previous owner and this BB was a great push for me to finally deep clean it.
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Cleaned the oven for the first time in a few months. Water baking soda and lots of scrubbing and patience. I ended up using a pan scraper toward the end to get the lash bits of burnt on mess going. Happy with the results.
I used 2:1 baking soda to water for the paste.