Oven cleaner: which one to choose? Effective recipes for soot


Inside the oven, car­bon deposits from cooked dish­es appear, which must be cleaned both in the inter­ests of clean­li­ness and beau­ty, and for the health of fam­i­ly mem­bers. How to make it eas­i­er and more acces­si­ble using folk reme­dies and pur­chased chem­i­cals, read on.

Important steps before cleaning the oven

Before clean­ing, you need to cre­ate a humid atmos­phere in the oven. That is, it is best to clean up after you have fin­ished cook­ing.

If clean­ing is done at anoth­er time, it is nec­es­sary that all fat residues be in a “soft” molten state. Then it will not be dif­fi­cult to clean it. To do this, heat water in the oven in any heat-resis­tant dish. Under the influ­ence of heat and steam, clean­ing will go faster.

Homemade Oven Cleaners

Here are some of the best home reme­dies to clean your oven:


An indis­pens­able tool in the kitchen, which will clean almost any sur­face, includ­ing the oven. To do this, you can fol­low the fol­low­ing instruc­tions:

  1. Dilute soda in a very small amount of water.
  2. Apply with a sponge to con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed sur­faces.
  3. Wash off with water after about 10 min­utes.

If the soot is strong, you should choose the clean­ing method with soda and vine­gar:

  1. Treat the walls and shelves with vine­gar with a sponge.
  2. Apply a thick soda solu­tion to the cleaned sur­face.
  3. Close the oven and leave for a few hours.
  4. Thor­ough­ly clean from soft­ened soot and rinse with water.

Cleaning the oven with baking soda

If from one time the entire lay­er of fat is not com­plete­ly removed, the entire oper­a­tion should be repeat­ed.


Anoth­er assis­tant in the fight for clean­li­ness, but it is not suit­able for per­sis­tent soot. You can sim­ply use a lemon cut in half — press it until the juice is released and grease all sur­faces. After 15–20 min­utes, wipe every­thing with a clean, damp sponge.

There is a more effi­cient way:

  1. Pour a glass of water into a bowl.
  2. Add a spoon­ful of dish­wash­ing deter­gent and juice from one lemon.
  3. Place on the bot­tom shelf of the oven.
  4. Heat the oven to 200 degrees and leave the mix­ture for half an hour. It will soft­en sticky grease splash­es with steam.
  5. When the oven has cooled to a com­fort­able tem­per­a­ture, clean the sur­face with a sponge. With many years of fat­ty deposits, the oper­a­tion may have to be repeat­ed more than once.

In the fol­low­ing video, it is pro­posed to clean the oven from soot and fat with cit­ric acid or vine­gar:


A tool that has a rather pun­gent odor, so before clean­ing it is worth open­ing the win­dow:

  1. Two con­tain­ers are tak­en: water is poured into one, slight­ly dilut­ed ammo­nia is poured into the oth­er.
  2. These bowls are placed in a pre­heat­ed oven (up to 70–100 degrees). It is impor­tant to con­sid­er that the bot­tom shelf is occu­pied by water, the top — ammo­nia.
  3. The oven is closed and left overnight.
  4. The con­tents of the con­tain­ers are poured into one dish and dish­wash­ing deter­gent is added.
  5. The inner sur­faces of the oven are washed out with the result­ing mix­ture.

Alternative cleanser

Clean­ing the oven is sug­gest­ed as fol­lows:

  1. Any dish­wash­ing deter­gent is tak­en — 1 table. a spoon.
  2. Pemolux cook­stove clean­er and one sachet of cit­ric acid are added. All this is mixed, and the clean­ing agent is ready.
  3. A sponge is dipped into it, and all sur­faces of the cab­i­net are rubbed, includ­ing walls, bak­ing sheets, grates, glass.
  4. The oven door clos­es.
  5. After an hour, the whole mix­ture is washed off with a sponge.

When fats and soot are dis­solved, the smell in the oven will be very unpleas­ant. There­fore, it is worth tak­ing a pack of acti­vat­ed char­coal tablets (10 pieces), dis­solve them in a bowl of water. Put this dish in an oven heat­ed to 150 degrees for an hour. Acti­vat­ed car­bon absorbs odor well.

2 reliable home oven cleaning methods

The fol­low­ing video offers two oven clean­ers. In the first case, you will need a bak­ing pow­der for the dough, and in the sec­ond — water and ammo­nia:

See also: how to clean the oven from grease and soot at home.

Amway — a modern oven cleaner

Pur­chased house­hold chem­i­cals are designed, first of all, for the most severe degree of pol­lu­tion. For exam­ple, Amway gel among such prod­ucts can be not­ed as the best for clean­ing the oven. It is also called “brush tool”. It is designed for the extreme degree of soot and fat.

Oven Cleaner Amway Oven Cleaner

When using it, it is enough to apply the gel on the sur­face, and after half an hour, wipe the soft­ened plaque with a damp cloth. Do not for­get to wear gloves (the prod­uct is aggres­sive for hands) and ven­ti­late the room so as not to inhale chem­i­cal fumes.

After using any chem­i­cal, place an oven­proof dish with water in the oven. Turn on for 20–30 min­utes at a tem­per­a­ture of 150 degrees. Water will absorb all the “chem­i­cal” residues. After that, it remains only to wipe the oven dry.

How Amway gel works is shown in the video:

In addi­tion to Amway, many oth­er prod­ucts are com­mer­cial­ly avail­able, includ­ing Reinex Oven Spray, San­i­taR Gel, Cif Clean­ing Cream.

What­ev­er tool you choose, it is worth not­ing that the best tool for the oven is reg­u­lar clean­ing. Whether it will be a cheap home rem­e­dy or an expen­sive one from the store, the main thing is not to let fat deposits accu­mu­late for months and turn into soot. After each cook­ing, wash the oven, and it will always delight you with its clean­li­ness.





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