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Video:How to Clean an Oven

with Debbie Anderson

Get rid of the grime and baked-on food inside of your oven. Learn a quick and easy way to get your oven sparkling clean.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Clean an Oven

Hi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com Home. Cleaning up the grime and leftover, baked-on food inside your oven can be a real chore that requires a lot of time and elbow grease.

Today I'm going to show you a fast and simple method for cleaning the baked-on grease, grime, and food from the inside of your oven.

Supplies Needed to Clean Your Oven

For this task, you will need:
  • a pair of rubber gloves
  • a light, non-abrasive liquid cleaner
  • oven cleaning spray
  • a sponge
  • a soft cleaning towel

Soak the Oven Racks

After putting on your rubber gloves, remove all the oven racks from the inside of the oven. Place them in a nearby sink filled with light, non-abrassive liquid cleaner and hot water. Allow the racks to soak while you clean the rest of the oven.

Spray the Oven Cleaner in the Oven

Next, start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, which should take about 10 to 15 minutes, turn the oven off and spray the inside of the oven with oven cleaner.

Close the door to the oven and allow the cleaner to work for 10 minutes.

Wipe the Dirt From the Oven

Next, using a damp sponge, wipe the cleaner and dirt from the inside of the oven.

While doing this, remember to rinse your sponge frequently under warm water to prevent smearing the grime around.

Dry the Oven With a Soft Cloth

Once inside of the oven is clean, dry the inside of the oven with a soft cloth.

Finally, wipe down the oven racks with a sponge, and dry each rack with a soft cloth. Place the clean racks back inside the oven. That looks much better!

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