Cleaning Your Oven (And not dreading it)
Nobody wants to clean an oven. In an ideal world, our appliances would do nothing but cook us our roasts and warm up our coffee - unfortunately, idealism is nothing but an aspiration! However, here are a few tips to make your reality just a little more ideal:
Begin the process by preheating your oven to 150 degrees (or your lowest setting available). Whilst the oven is heating, you will have a bit of time put on a pot of water to boil. Once the oven has reached the temperature you set it to, turn it off and pour 1 cup of ammonia into a heat safe bowl and place it on the top rack of the oven. Then place the pot of boiling water on the bottom rack, close the oven door, and leave them both in the oven overnight.
Feel free to do all of the above with a glass of wine in hand.
The next morning, open the oven and remove both the bowl of ammonia and the pot of water. Keep the ammonia – you’ll use it later. Remove the racks and leave the oven door open to air out for at least 15 minutes. Add 1-2 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid to the ammonia, along with 4 cups of warm water. Using a heavy-duty nylon scrubbing pad dipped in the ammonia mixture, begin to wipe away the softened grease and grime along the sides and bottom of the oven.
It should be a fairly easy job at this point. Wear some kitchen gloves, since ammonia can be caustic to skin.
Finally rinse/wipe clean with a damp cloth! Voila, your oven is clean and ready to be dirtied again! If you are looking for more articles involving home improvement, read other articles from our homepage!
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