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How to Clean Your Oven

Author: sthompson2

Our cleaning expert walks you through the steps for cleaning your oven.

  • Remove all metal trays in oven, put them in sink and spray with Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner
  • Clean/sweep all of the crumbs or debris in the oven
  • Don't spray All Purpose Cleaner in oven, spray on cloth
  • Start cleaning from top, walls, bottom
  • With the wet towel, clean from the inside out
  • Directly spray All Purpose Cleaner on burned spots left in oven; leave it there for 3 minutes
  • While spots are soaking, continue to clean grease spots in oven (circular motion with really wet towel with All Purpose Cleaner)
  • Return to burn spots, take a metal spatula or a razor blade and move it one direction to the other lifting up the spot directly
  • Clean the inside of the glass door (you can directly spray All Purpose Cleaner on the door )
  • If door continues to be dirty, you can use a razor or spatula when it's really wet
  • You can also scrub the door with a sponge if needed
  • Don't forget to clean corners of oven really well, use a spatula covered with microfiber
  • Clean exterior of oven with All Purpose Cleaner applied to microfiber, cleaning in a top to bottom motion
  • Return to the sink, wash the trays (All Purpose Cleaner should have removed 60% of food/dirt) wash with sponge or steel wool
  • Dry trays and return to oven
  • If you have a gas oven, make sure your cleaning efforts haven't blown out the pilot light

Ivette is a trainer at Women's Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES), a non-profit organization helping low-income women in the San Francisco Bay Area establish cleaning service cooperatives that use environmentally-safe methods to protect everyone's health.


lynnewisner picture
Is it safe to spot clean the interior surface of my self cleaning oven between scheduled self clean times?
zeehealthy picture
This needs to be done today, thanks for the help !!!