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How to Clean a Greasy Oven

Your oven might have accumulated a lot of grease, and I’m sure you don’t like it. So, how do we get rid of that grease? Well, it’s very easy if you follow this simple guide, which I have provided below. So go through it thoroughly.

Safety Precautions

Before starting the cleaning process, let’s review some safety precautions you need to take before cleaning your greasy oven.

Protective Gear

Always wear protective gloves and eyewear, as they will protect your hands and eyes from damage from hot surfaces and cleaning chemicals.


Whenever you clean a greasy oven, I recommend you do it in a properly ventilated place. You can even open the windows of your kitchen space to avoid issues. As it will remove all kinds of toxic fumes,

Preparing the Oven for Cleaning

Preparing the Oven for Cleaning

Now, let’s see what you must do to prepare your oven for cleaning.

Cooling Down

If you have used your oven before, please let it cool down before cleaning.

Removing Oven Racks

Remove all the oven racks and other removable components from your oven and keep it completely empty before starting the cleaning process.

Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes

Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes

Although many oven-cleaning solutions are available, I have listed some homemade oven-cleaner recipes made with natural ingredients.

Baking Soda Paste

You can prepare this mixture by mixing baking soda with water. It would help if you prepared this mixture with a thick consistency. It will be strong enough to remove grease from your oven.

Vinegar and Lemon Solution

Mix vinegar, water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil into this cleaning solution.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Dish Soap Mix

You might have dish soap, so mix it with hydrogen peroxide. This will create a degreaser that will quickly remove all the stubborn grease buildup and other residue.

Commercial Oven Cleaners

Commercial Oven Cleaners

Now, look at the commercial oven cleaners available on the market.

Spray-On Cleaners

These types of cleaners are very easy to use. You just need to spray them in your oven, and it will remove all grease in no time.

Foam Cleaners

These cleaners are very good at working on open walls and doors of your oven.

Gel Cleaners

When your oven has stubborn grease spots, gel cleaners are very effective in removing them.

Cleaning the Oven Interior

Cleaning the Oven Interior

Now, it’s time to clean the interior portion of your oven.

Applying Cleaner

Whatever kind of cleaner you have chosen, apply it all over the interior surface of your oven, and don’t forget those areas that contain the grease buildup.

Scrubbing Away Grease

Once you have applied the cleaner solution, just use a sponge or scrubbing brush to scrub all the grease and grime from your oven. But make sure that you don’t apply too much pressure while scrubbing. It would help if you did it gently to avoid damaging your oven surfaces.

Wiping Down Surfaces

Once the scrubbing is done, you need to wipe down every surface of your oven with a damp cloth or sponge to remove all the cleaner residue.

Cleaning Oven Racks

Cleaning Oven Racks

Now, let’s clean the oven racks.

Soaking in Hot Water and Soap

Once you remove all the oven racks and the removable components from your oven, soak them in hot water and dish soap solution for a few minutes. This will break down all the grease and grime from them.

Scrubbing with a Brush

After soaking them in water, take a scrubbing brush or sponge and scrub it on the stubborn grease spots of your oven racks. Don’t forget to scrub the brush on the corners and edges of the oven racks, as they contain more grease and grime.

Rinsing and Drying

After scrubbing, you can rinse all your oven racks thoroughly with cleaner water and allow them to dry completely before you place them in the oven.

Addressing Stubborn Grease Spots

Addressing Stubborn Grease Spots

Of course, your oven will contain some stubborn grease spots that you don’t like to clean, as it will take time and energy. I also don’t like it. That’s why I have a solution for easily eliminating these stubborn grease spots.

Using a Steam Cleaner

Yes, you can use a steam cleaner to clean all the stubborn grease spots in your oven. It is very effective and will show its effect quickly.

Applying a Degreaser

Commercial degreasers are designed to remove stubborn grease spots from ovens. You can purchase any one and apply it to your oven.

Repeating Cleaning Process

If you still find grease spots on your oven after cleaning, then you need to do nothing but repeat the cleaning process with your chosen cleaner solution until your oven is completely free from grease.

Cleaning the Oven Door

Cleaning the Oven Door

Now let’s see how you need to clean the door of your oven:

Removing Door

Yes, you must detach the doors from your oven to clean them effectively. For that, you will need to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions so that neither the oven nor the door is damaged.

Cleaning Glass Panels

Once you remove the door, you must clean the glass panel with a glass cleaner specifically meant for glass panels. You can even use a mixture of vinegar and water for this. This glass cleaner will remove all kinds of streaks and smudges from your glass and give you a beautiful vision through your oven.

Reattaching Door

Once the door is completely cleaned, you can reattach it to your oven, but do it carefully; otherwise, the oven and its door may be damaged.

Deodorizing the Oven

Deodorizing the Oven

Now that the cleaning process is completed, I would advise you to put a touch of some fragrance inside your oven.

For this, you can deodorize your oven using.

Natural Deodorizers

Yes, you can prepare a natural deodorizer. For that, you need to take a bowl, place baking soda or coffee grounds inside it, and place the bowl inside the oven overnight. At this time, the fragrance will be distributed completely inside the oven.

Commercial Oven Deodorizers

Yes, commercial oven deodorizers are also available in the market, which you can utilize to add fresh fragrance to your oven.

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