Simple, nontoxic household items can make cleaning the oven a snap. De-grease your cooking space without too much elbow grease.
Just mix water, vinegar, and baking soda in a bowl to form a paste, then drop dollops of it on the gunk in your oven. But don’t toss the leftover mixture! Put the bowl with the paste in the oven for 45 minutes at 215 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Let the oven cool down before this next step – we don’t want anyone to burn themselves!” cautions ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. When it’s safe, just go in with a sponge and wipe away the grime!
“It really does help loosen all that gunk,” Dr. Stork adds, demonstrating with a metal pan he’s given the cleaning treatment.