Cleaning Oven Racks - Ammonia Use For Cleaning
Here is a good homemade cleaning recipe -- cleaning oven racks with ammonia.
It seems like anyone that bakes or otherwise uses their oven on a regular basis gets some baked on food spills and also generally dirty oven racks and the oven itself.
I myself always dread cleaning my oven because it always seems like it will be an overwhelming task.
Here is a use for ammonia to make the task easier.
All you need is as follows:
- 3/4 cup non-scented, non-sudsy ammonia
- 1 cup baking soda
Place the ammonia in a small bowl and place it inside the oven overnight, with the oven door closed.
Obviously you need to exercise caution not to heat the oven during this time period, and the oven needs to be completely cool before you place the ammonia in there.
The ammonia fumes, over night, will loosen the grime and grease that covers your oven racks and the inside of the oven itself.
In the morning remove the bowl of ammonia and throw it away.
Then, wipe down the oven racks and the inside of the oven with a damp scrubbing pad which has been dipped in the baking soda.
The baking soda acts as a mild abrasive to remove the gunk and grime.
After thoroughly cleaning your oven and oven racks rinse with warm water to remove any baking soda residue and enjoy your nice clean oven.
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