Sunday, February 17, 2013

Vinegar Oven Cleaner Recipe

I found this recipe for cleaning your oven without harsh poisons: Make Your Own Inexpensive Natural Oven Cleaner
So, I'm giving it a try on our nasty oven and broiler. I love using the broiler, but it was starting to 'smoke', it had gotten so filthy!
Following the directions, I got together all the ingredients.

1 Tablespoon Dr. Bronner's liquid Peppermint Castile Soap
1 1/2 cup baking soda
2-4 drops lavender essential oil (you can use any scent you like, or none at all)
1/4 cup organic white vinegar (you can also use apple cider vinegar)
Water, as needed to make a “paintable” but thick paste
Mixed them in a bowl, and used a basting brush to 'paint' the oven! Looks messy, doesn't it! ;)
I'll let all of that set for a few hours before wiping it off. Hopefully, it will all be sparkly!
Well, I think it worked pretty well since the oven and broiler were so filthy to begin with. I left most of it overnight. It may take a couple more pastings to get the oven door and the shelves really clean, though. And, there are still a few areas on the broiler pan to work on. But, I am happy with it. I'll use this recipe again.

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