Clean Your Dirty Oven With Baking Soda & Vinegar

Clean Your Dirty Oven

We usually use an oven to prepare our daily food. However, if you don’t clean your oven regularly, food particles might be stuck inside and as a result, you might find a sour smell from this appliance. 

The simplest way to remove the particles is to run the automatic cleaning setting. However, it doesn’t seem to be beneficial all the time. And, according to experts, this can slowly corrode your oven.

So, what to do? Here, we are going to discuss how you can clean your oven with baking soda & vinegar. This is a natural and chemical-free solution. The most important aspect is that you can easily get them from your kitchen.

Clean Your Dirty Oven with Vinegar & Baking Soda

As said earlier, lots of chemical solutions are available in the market that you can purchase to clean your dirty oven. However, these chemical cleaners can seriously affect your health. Thus, using the mixture of baking soda & vinegar is a great alternative that you can try to unclog your clogged oven.

Items You Need for Cleaning

Before unclogging your oven, you have to make sure that these items are available in your home:

  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Damp Dish Cloth
  • Spray Bottle

Now, see how you can perform the cleaning procedure step by step.

  • Coating the Oven

In the beginning, you must remove the oven racks, as well as remove everything inside, from the oven- like, oven thermometers or pizza stones. Moreover, you have to ensure that before starting the cleaning procedure, nothing is left within the oven.

Also, you might see lots of build-up food inside the oven. Hence, we suggest you remove these particles as much as you can before using the baking soda. Remember that, you don’t have to remove all the particles. Just remove the debris that is loose.

Now, you should mix 170 gm of baking soda with 148 to 150 mL of water within a small bowl. You need to wait until the mixture reaches a paste that you can spread easily. If 150mL water is unable to prepare a paste, you might have to add more water to the mixture.

After that, wear rubber gloves and spread the paste within the oven. Unfortunately, if it doesn’t work for you, use a clean spatula and spread the paste. You must coat the interior of the oven. You are strongly advised not to apply the paste on heated elements. 

  • Clean the Oven

Now, after applying the paste, you must wait for a couple of hours. We suggest you wait for 12 hours and get the best results. However, in case, you are in a hurry, then wait for a minimum of 45 to 50 minute. In this situation, you need to repeat the same procedure a couple of times.

Then, take a damp cloth in order to remove the paste. For better results, we recommend you to use warm water in order to dampen the cloth. Sometimes, you might face difficulties to completely wipe down the paste. In such a condition, it’s highly recommended that you must use a spatula and remove the rest of the paste from the oven. 

If still some paste is left inside the oven, it’s not an issue as next you are going to use vinegar.

  • Finish the Cleaning with Vinegar

The next thing that you have to do is pour some white vinegar in a spray bottle. Inspect the interior of the oven and then spray the vinegar on the areas where residues still remain. The vinegar will surely make the baking soda to foam up. 

Now, again you have to use a damp cloth and then clean the foamy areas inside the oven. If the paste still remains, you need to use more vinegar and start wiping again. Keep cleaning the oven until the paste removes completely.

Apart from this, experts also advise you to spray baking soda on the oven racks. After that, you have to spray a small amount of white vinegar over the racks. Within 30 minutes, the baking soda begins to foam. Now, you should sink the oven racks within a hot water pot. It’s recommended to keep the racks for the whole night. 

Finally, once you have successfully completed the cleaning procedure, fit the oven racks to their previous places, as well as put everything back in their proper place. Now, your oven is ready and you can prepare your food in the oven.


Hopefully, now you have efficiently clean your oven, with baking soda & vinegar. However, some oven issues can be serious, as well as you might need an emergency repair. In these circumstances, you must rely upon professionals from Appliance Repairs And More and book a cleaning service.

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