Give Your Oven a Fresh Start for the New Year
Before cleaning the oven should be completely cooled. Remove the oven racks and soak in the kitchen sink in hot water with a 1/2 cup of vinegar. (If your oven racks don't fit in the kitchen sink you can soak them in the bathtub, be sure to place a towel underneath to avoid scratching your tub). If possible, allow soaking overnight.
While the oven racks are soaking, make a baking soda paste. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a paste. Spread the paste inside the oven on the base and along the walls, avoiding the heating elements. (Hint: It's normal for the paste to turn brown). Leave the paste to sit overnight.
Use a wet rag to wipe up as much of the paste as possible. Spritz remaining paste with vinegar (the combination of vinegar and baking soda will form a foam reaction, this is normal and expected).
Wipeout remaining vinegar and baking soda residue. Give the oven racks a light scrub with a scrubbing sponge, rinse with water and return to them to the oven. Enjoy your clean oven!
Wishing you a warm and blessed New Year from everyone at Moneta Cookware USA!
- Whitney Bashaw