So. We've lived in our house for about a year and a half, and in that whole time- despite much use and abuse....I've never cleaned the oven.
I know! I know!
I don't know why it took me so long. Maybe it was because I had never been truly schooled in the art of oven cleaning, or perhaps it was because I had reservations about using a bunch of chemicals in my hot box, or maybe it was just easy to forget about the grease and gunk because the oven door was closed. Whatever the reason, I finally caved this weekend and decided to remedy the situation.
Meet the only kitchen cleaner you'll ever need:
This stuff is amazing. I saw the method on Pinterest and I didn't want to believe it could 'really be that easy', but hey! Sometimes you're pleasantly surprised. That bottle holds magic. I used it to clean my oven, my microwave, my electric griddle and my stainless steel pan- all degunked and sparkling new in a matter of minutes.
Ultimate Kitchen Cleaner
- 2 ounces dish soap (Obviously, I used the blue kind.)
- 4 ounces lemon juice (from a bottle is fine- no need to freshly squeeze)
- 8 ounces white vinegar (the vinegar smell doesn't linger after using)
- 10 ounces warm water
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on desired cleaning areas- allow to sit for a minute or two if the area has a particularly tough amount of build-up. Use a coarse scrubber, sponge, rag or paper towel to remove grime. Rinse with water until cleaner is gone and dry area.
Revel in your clean kitchen.