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November 2011

Eco-Friendly Oven Cleaning

In my quest to bring more eco-frinedly finishes and products into my client’s homes, I keep finding that “the simple-old-fashion” way is sometimes the best ecological choice. That’s what happened when I went in search of a more ecological method for cleaning my oven. It’s not a task I ever look forward to and mostly because of the obnoxious smell of the cleansers. And when some ordinary task, like cleaning the oven can be both non-toxic and easier – I’m game for giving it a try.

So here is a very simple and natural method for cleaning those splatters in our oven. It really is as easy as I had heard.

Simple household minerals such as baking soda can clean like magic. The key is using enough of the minerals. Sprinkle baking soda all over the bottom of the oven until it is covered completely with about 1/4 of an inch of baking soda. Then, using a clean spray bottle, spray the baking soda with water until the baking soda is thoroughly damp but not flooded. After that, go off and do other things. When you think of it, dampen the baking soda again if it is drying out. Before you go to bed, do that again. When you wake up in the morning, the baking soda can effortlessly be scooped out of the oven with a sponge, bringing all the grime with it. That’s it!

Now if your next delicious dish creates havoc in your oven, you’ll be ready!