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Homemade Natural Oven Cleaners Tested and Rated

Cleaning your oven is a difficult and time-consuming task. Spills and fallen food particles can become baked onto the surfaces of your oven. Unfortunately, most of the conventional oven cleaners are extremely toxic and contain chemicals that are dangerous to breathe in.

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  1. Oven Cleaner #1 – Vinegar and Cornflour
  2. Oven Cleaner #2 – Lemon Juice, Cornflour, and Washing Up Liquid
  3. Oven Cleaner #3 – Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Washing Up Liquid
  4. Oven Cleaner #4 – Baking Soda and Vinegar
  5. Oven Cleaner #5 – Baking Soda and Water
  6. Oven Cleaner #6 – Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, and Washing Up Liquid
  7. Oven Cleaner #7 – Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Washing Up Liquid
  8. Oven Cleaner #8 – Baking Soda, Salt, and Washing Up Liquid
  9. The Best Natural Oven Cleaners
  10. The Least Effective Natural Oven Cleaners

Luckily, there are plenty of natural oven cleaners you can use to freshen up your oven. Rather than ignore the dirty interior of your oven, use the following 8 homemade natural oven cleaners to rid your oven of all that baked-on food that can become a fire hazard over time.

To help you clean your oven in a safe and environmentally friendly way, we have tried and rated 8 different homemade natural oven cleaners!

Oven Cleaner #1 – Vinegar and Cornflour

The first natural oven cleaner we used was a simple mixture that called for 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of cornflour.

All you need to do is stir the vinegar and cornflour together and then heat it over the stove at a low temperature until the mixture has thickened. After it has been heated, let it cool to room temperature.

Apply the mixture to the interior of your oven and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. After it has sat, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

Oven Cleaner #2 – Lemon Juice, Cornflour, and Washing Up Liquid

Combine 1 cup of fresh lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of cornflour. Place the mixture over low heat and stir until thickened. Let it cool to room temperature and then add 1 teaspoon of dish soap.

Apply the mixture to the interior of your oven and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Oven Cleaner #3 – Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Washing Up Liquid

Combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid.

Stir the mixture together and apply to oven interior for 20 minutes before wiping clean.

Oven Cleaner #4 – Baking Soda and Vinegar

Sprinkle baking soda over the interior surfaces of your oven until it is thoroughly covered, then spray with white vinegar until it begins to sizzle and bubble. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes before wiping it clean with a damp cloth.

Oven Cleaner #5 – Baking Soda and Water

Combine 3 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Stir together until it is an even mixture. Apply to the interior of your oven and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it clean.

Oven Cleaner #6 – Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, and Washing Up Liquid

Combine ¼ of isopropyl alcohol, ¼ distilled water, and 8 drops of Washing Up Liquid. Pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle and spray the interior of your oven. Let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping clean with a wet cloth.

Oven Cleaner #7 – Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Washing Up Liquid

Combine 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply to the interior of your oven with a sponge. Let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping clean with a wet cloth.

Oven Cleaner #8 – Baking Soda, Salt, and Washing Up Liquid

Combine 1/8 cup of baking soda, 1/8 cup of table salt, and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap.

Stir the mixture together and apply to the interior of your oven. Wipe clean with a cloth after 20 minutes.

How Well Do These Homemade Natural Oven Cleaners Actually Work?

Each natural oven cleaner has a different level of effectiveness. While some work really well at tackling tough stains, others are better suited to cleaning the exterior surface of your oven.

The Best Natural Oven Cleaners

Ironically, one of the most effective natural oven cleaners you can use is one of the simplest. Oven cleaner #5 (baking soda and water) is one of the easiest cleaning solutions you can make and actually has some of the best results.

Oven cleaner #7 (baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap) also works well, especially on the interior of glass oven doors.

Part of the reason why these two solutions work so well is the power of baking soda. Baking soda is incredibly absorbent, which is why it works so well for absorbing unwanted odors in refrigerators. When used inside of an oven, baking soda can absorb stubborn grease and create friction when scrubbed, which helps loosen some of the stuck-on burnt debris.

The water, hydrogen peroxide, and Washing Up Liquid all help to soften the baked-on crust that can build up inside your oven.

The Least Effective Natural Oven Cleaners

The natural oven cleaners that rely on white vinegar as the primary cleaning ingredient tend to struggle the most. This means natural oven cleaners #1, #3, and #4 are better suited to exterior oven surfaces, rather than their interiors.

Although white vinegar can be an effective cleaning agent in other situations, the acidity of vinegar is not strong enough to break up the stubborn grime found in most ovens

The lemon juice mixture (oven cleaner #2) also struggled to make a significant impact on the interior of the oven. Again, citric acid can work really well in cleaning solutions for countertops and bathtubs, but it does not have the power to break down the stuck-on grime that can bake to the inside of an oven.

That being said, the lemon juice mixture will work well when it comes time to clean the glass door of your oven.

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