5 Ways To Clean Your Oven In Your New York Loft

5 Ways To Clean Your Oven In Your New York LoftWhen you open the oven to bake a cake, do you feel like you’re staring at the remains of a volcanic explosion? That crust of burnt food and splatters may look and feel more like concrete than something you actually enjoyed for dinner. You can leave it there, but that will just lead to problems with odors, smoke and even fires. You’re going to have to clean it, but it doesn’t have to be an impossible task that eats up your weekend. Here are some tips to make cleaning the oven easier.

The Soaking Method

Start by using a sponge to wipe out anything that’s loose. Next, sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda on the crust. Generous means a layer that’s roughly ¼-inch thick or more, so you might just use an entire box of baking soda. Next, fill a spray bottle with water and soak the baking soda. Let it sit overnight, and then wipe it out in the morning. Most of the crud will come out along with the baking soda.

Treat Stains with Paper and Water

Once you have the layer of crusty leftovers removed, you’re ready for the tough stains. Soak a paper towel with water and a little dish soap. Wring it out lightly, and then lay the still wet paper towel over the stain. Allow it to sit for about an hour, and most of the stain will lift off along with the paper towel.

Scrubbing the Oven Racks

It’s hard to clean the oven racks in place, but they can be cleaned in a sink full of soapy water. The challenge is that they won’t fit in most sinks, but you can move this cleaning chore to the bathroom. Lay them in the tub on a towel to avoid scratching the tub. Add some water and dish detergent, then let them soak while you scrub the oven. Once the oven is clean, you can drain the water in the tub, scrub off the racks and them dry them off to go back in the oven.

Ammonia and Water

You don’t need a self-cleaning oven to let the appliance do the work. Put ½-cup of ammonia in a small casserole dish on the top shelf. Set a large pan of boiling water on the shelf below it. Close the door and let the oven sit overnight. In the morning, remove the two containers to let the oven start airing out. Start to wipe the oven down with solution of warm water, a little dish detergent and some ammonia. Most burnt-on messes will wipe right out.

Salt Solution

If you catch the mess before it cools into the remains of Mount Vesuvius, you can use salt to clean it. Simply sprinkle some salt on it before it hardens. Once the oven is cool, you can wipe up the salt and the mess with ease.

If your oven is a mess and you just don’t have time to clean it, 1st Class Cleaning can help you. In addition to polishing windows and scrubbing floors, they’ll also clean your appliances and make sure they’re ready for use. While these tips are all effective, the fact is that you don’t have to clean your oven at all when you trust our professionals to take care of this tedious chore for you.

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