With all the pollen in the air, are you on your second spring cleaning venture? If you’re like me, you never think about cleaning the oven until Thanksgiving, but I think we’d clean ovens more if the process was effortless and chemical cleaners weren’t so strong , but even the “self-cleaning” ovens have their drawbacks, they leave incinerated food particles afterwards, and heaven forbid you open the oven before it’s finished, because the house will be filled with smoke!
Well, I found a nice way to clean the oven without a single chemical or much elbow grease either- Steam it! I am sure you’ve all known you can steam your microwave clean with a bowl of water & toss in a lemon to help break down the particles & leave a citrus smell. But did you know you can do the same to your oven? All you need is a large oven-safe bowl or container that you fill with water and heat at 450℉ for 20-60 minutes. After your oven cools you can wipe away the moisture and with it comes the grease and food. If you find a stubborn baked-on piece, just get out some baking soda and vinegar(or lemon) and make a paste that you can scrub with to get it cleaned. Let’s give it up to Amanda Haggist who share this recipe with me!