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Cleaning the oven is something that should be done regularly, at least once a week, but just the difficulty and, let's face it, the boredom that this operation involves, it is customary to postpone to infinity, or at least until the situation becomes unsustainable. Residues of food or fat often turn into strong encrustations, decidedly hard to eliminate.


What to do? Arm yourself with patience first and then choose between the chemicals on the market or some more natural, and therefore safer, remedies. In the first case, carefully follow the instructions on the packaging, the products on the market can be effective but hide dangers (chemical) that may leave residues on food.


If you want to opt for a natural remedy, you may need to use more elbow grease, but the result will make you feel more comfortable. What you need to clean in the oven is easily available at home, we are talking about water, bicarbonate, salt, vinegar and lemon. These ingredients combined with each other have in fact a great descaling and degreasing power, let's see how to proceed.


Lemon and water

Squeeze 3 lemons and sprinkle the juice over the entire surface to be cleaned. Put what is left of the lemons in a pan with a little water and bake at 180 degrees for half an hour. The water evaporating will help to remove the dirt. Clean with a damp sponge and if necessary use again the water you boiled.


Salt and bicarbonate

Bicarbonate and salt have a great abrasive force, so they are suitable if you need to descale the oven walls. Mix an equal amount of salt, bicarbonate and water for about a total of 500 ml, then you will get a mixture to spread on the walls of the oven through a damp cloth, insisting on the most difficult parts. Leave for one hour and then rinse thoroughly.


Salt, vinegar and hot oven

Heat the oven and, once the temperature reaches 180 °, spray vinegar mixed with water. Then spread salt over the entire surface of the oven. Turn off the oven and let it act until it has cooled down, at this point clean with a damp sponge.


Important! Before starting to clean the oven, remember to remove all its moving parts: grill, pan or turntable.

  • 27/08/2018