Natural Ways to Clean an Oven

Sometimes, when you clean an oven with a commercial, self-cleaning product, the food you cook in the oven ends up tasting like the cleaner.

Two Ingredients

If the chemical fumes, smell and taste aren't enough to dissuade you from using store-bought oven cleaners, consider the money you'll save using an all-natural, non-toxic oven cleaner.

All you need is regular baking soda and water to clean your oven naturally.

How to Use Them

Sprinkle the bottom of your oven with baking soda until it's completely covered--about 1/4 inch will do. Spray the baking soda with water until it's damp. Leave the solution for a few hours, then spray it with water to dampen it again. Leave the solution overnight. In the morning, wipe out the oven with a sponge.

Tips

When spraying the baking soda with water, don't flood it. Too much water is not be good for the cleaning process. The only downside to this process is a white residue that's left from the baking soda; you may have to wipe out the oven more than once.