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Cleaning my oven is not something I do often ever.  It’s not a place I think to clean.  
-Maybe I would if THIS were my oven though-

As I was searching for the best and most practical – meaning easy-  homemade house cleaners for me to use in my home, I came across this chemical-free OVEN cleaner on a website called YumUniverse.com  I really love the recipe that Heather has and I’m going to adopt it as my own oven cleaner!



paintbrush (like a pastry brush)
2 medium glass bowels
scrubber sponge


1/2 cup of liquid soap 
1 1/2 cup baking soda
2-4 drops of essential oil of your choice
1/4 cup white vinegar
water as needed to make thick paste


1. Remove racks- clean them separately in the sink.
2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.  You will want a thick paste.
3. Paint the paste over the entire surface of the inside of the oven.
4. Let is sit for 6-8 hours (over night maybe???)
5. Fill bowl with clean water and use it with the sponge to wipe off the surface.  You may need to get clean water a few times.

Heather has a great step-by-step tutorial with pictures showing us how to do this.  Take a look HERE.  Thanks Heather for sharing!

Ok, so I want to know who is going to go clean their oven now?  I think I will paint on the cleaner on Sunday evening, let it do its thing all night and then wipe it down Monday morning.  A clean oven for the start of a new week might just inspire me to use it next week!  LOL  We shall see!



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