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First ever attempt to clean my oven with baking soda and water.


Dirty oven


Baking soda in oven


Water added to baking soda in oven


Cleaning off baking soda


Clean oven

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

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  - 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

The baking soda/water combination did a great job of dissolving and removing burnt bits. I utilized a scrubber brush and applied water slowly to control how wet the oven was. I found too much ended up sloshing and making a mess. It took quite a bit of rinsing and wiping but the end result is amazing. This oven has been here for at least twenty years without frequent enough cleaning. The main oven compartment was not the challenge in the least, it was the door. I don't know how much crud has accumulated but I scrubbed until the wheels fell off. It is definitely an improvement. I think in the future, I will sub out a scrub brush for something that I can put more elbow grease into.
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Scrubbed
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I cleaned a countertop oven with bicarbonate of soda. It's the first time I've tried this method
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This was much needed, but not something I want to do very often! I made a baking soda paste by mixing it with water. I spread it on the inside of the oven and let it sit overnight. Wiped clean in the morning! I also soaked the racks in the bathtub in hot water with Molly's Sud's detergent for an hour.
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before
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before
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before - yikes!
before - yikes!
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spreading the paste
spreading the paste
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letting it sit
letting it sit
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clean
clean
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clean
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clean tray underneath
clean tray underneath
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The oven's not so bad, but here's the cleaning process:
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Dirty oven.
Dirty oven.
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Baking soda applied.
Baking soda applied.
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Hot water and cloth.
Hot water and cloth.
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The artistic process.
The artistic process.
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The finished product. I also cleaned the racks.
The finished product. I also cleaned the racks.
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I decided my mother’s oven needed cleaning today, she said it probably had only been cleaned twice the whole time that she had lived at the house. (20 years)
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Dirty door
Dirty door
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Dirty oven ( my hand is there because the oven light was leaving a glare)
Dirty oven ( my hand is there because the oven light was leaving a glare)
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Baking soda and water
Baking soda and water
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Me wiping off the baking soda with water
Me wiping off the baking soda with water
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Pictures of clean oven:
Pictures of clean oven:
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Cleaned Oven 2
Cleaned Oven 2
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Cleaned Oven 3
Cleaned Oven 3
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Cleaned Oven 4
Cleaned Oven 4
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