Baking is great because we save time and energy! When preparing roast chicken, potatoes, cakes and other miscellaneous dishes it happens that, for various reasons, a very stubborn encrustation sticks to the walls of the oven.
Often we force ourselves that we rub indefinitely, but in reality there are much less tiring methods that will not make you waste hours and hours cleaning the device.
If you’d like to learn about these remedies, here’s how to soften encrusted dirt in the oven with the bowl method!
Let’s see first what the preparation of this efficient and infallible grandmother’s trick is.
It will not be difficult to do, but you will have to be very careful not to burn yourself, because the oven must be heated before proceeding with the remedy!
The ingredients are very easy to find at home, here is what they are:
- A medium-sized ovenproof bowl
- Some water
- White vinegar (2 glasses)
Once we have all the ingredients, all that remains is to see what the procedure is to remove the dirt in the oven!
First of all, if you have containers in the oven, remove them all and do the same with the racks.
Turn on the oven and preheat it to 180 degrees. Then put enough boiled water in a saucepan to fill the bowl before adding the vinegar.
Turn off the oven, then put the resulting mixture in the bowl and, being very careful To do not burn yourself and place it on the bottom of the oven. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.
The boiling water in the bowl will evaporate and easily reach all the encrusted areas which, with the degreasing action of the vinegar, will become soft and therefore easy to remove.
Cleaning the oven
Now all we have to do is clean the oven!
It is fundamental to wait until the oven is no longer hot, but at the same time you should not let it cool completely, otherwise the encrustation will harden again.
So, wear gloves and a sponge and use the non-evaporated liquid in the bowl to clean all sides of the device.
Then rinse several times with a microfiber cloth, always taking care not to burn yourself. Don’t forget the exterior of the oven and the glass.
If you do not want to use the vinegar and water solution, or if there is none left, you can use these methods:
Baking soda: baking soda is an excellent natural degreaser, you can make a paste with 3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate and enough water to get a homogeneous mixture. Put it directly on the sponge and rub it gently to remove the dirt. All you have to do is rinse.
Lemon juice : you can also use the juice of this citrus fruit for a well cleaned and fragrant oven. Then take the juice of two lemons and put it in a spray bottle with hot water. Spray the mixture on the dirt or directly on the sponge and scrub thoroughly. Rinse several times and dry well with a microfiber cloth.
Salt and baking soda: for an even stronger action, you can use the baking soda method above, adding fine kitchen salt as well. You will only have to take half a glass of salt and half a glass of baking soda, mix them and add water slowly until you get a compound in the form of a gel. Then use this paste to remove the encrustation and voila: the oven will be like new!
When you go to the washing phase, I remind you to turn off the oven for safe cleaning and to always keep in mind the manufacturing instructions of the appliance.