How to Clean Your Oven Naturally

Need a safer way to get your oven clean? As a bonus, this method is much, much cheaper than buying oven cleaner. Here’s How to Clean Your Oven Naturally.

My oven was dirty. Really, really dirty. So dirty, in fact, that I’m pretty embarrassed by the “before” picture. Yikes. And the worst part is that I probably *still* wouldn’t have thought to clean it right now–if it weren’t for the fire.

How to clean your oven naturally

“Before.” Note the white? That’s the baking soda I used to douse the flames.

Yup. Fire. Literally. My hubby had been attempting to make something that didn’t really work out, and there was a bit of grease spillage…I had the oven preheating, saw smoke pouring out from the burners, and opened the oven to see a little flame (the white stuff you see in the image? Baking soda. Helpful hint: if your oven ever catches fire, baking soda puts it right out).

It was definitely time to clean that sucker–but with a toddler in the house, I don’t like to keep harsh chemicals around. Moreover, even if I could get someone to watch K for me while I’m taking care of the oven, *I* shouldn’t be inhaling those kind of fumes while I’m 32 weeks pregnant.

It couldn’t be put off until after the little man is born–so I had to find a safer way to get that mess clean. As a bonus, this method is much, much cheaper than buying oven cleaner.

Here’s How to Clean Your Oven Naturally:

First off, get yourself one of these things:

How to naturally clean your oven

My trusty companion through the whole ordeal.

If you’ve kept up on your oven, you might not need to pull out the big guns, like a grill-scraper. But once you’ve got a grease fire and the ensuing ashes on your hands, this little guy comes in really handy.

Next, remove the racks (I put mine in the bathtub. And incidentally, it’s really dumb to clean the tub right before cleaning the oven. Boo for cleaning the tub twice).

Scrape off the caked-on grime with the grill-scraper (I did an awful lot of scraping without any scratches on my oven’s interior–it should be safe enough to do this on most ovens).

Apply a good coating of baking soda, and then pour on enough vinegar to make a paste. It’ll bubble and fizz for awhile; that means it’s doing the work. Let it rest for a few minutes, and then scrub it up.

How to naturally clean your oven

A nice amount of baking soda, saturated with vinegar.

It might take more than one application, and it’ll definitely take a little elbow grease (one thing you can count on with natural methods–a little free workout-time), but soon enough, you’ll have a nice clean oven *and* nice fresh air to breathe.

How to naturally clean your oven

Ahhhh…..that’s better.

After all that, this oven is going to stay clean. Forever. I will never, ever let it get to that point again!

Happy cleaning!

Jaime W. (461 Posts)

Jaime is a Christian, a wife, a mom, a writer, an illustrator, and an aspiring homesteader. She loves trying to find new ways to save money and resources--but also save her time, so she can spend as much as possible with her family! !


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  1. I love it! Baking soda and vinegar really do take care of about every household mess. I never knew that about it putting out a fire though.

  2. Thanks! I’ll have to try this sometime. Usually I just use the cleaning button on the oven. It just heats it really hot and burns everything off and then I just wipe it out. Does your oven do that?

  3. Love this! I’m definitely going to have to clean my oven ASAP!

  4. I’m impressed! Baking soda and vinegar have never gotten my oven nearly that clean. Maybe I’m just not strong enough to have sufficient “elbow grease”?

    I have a hard time remembering to clean my oven, too. When something first spills, it’s HOT. By the time I think of it again, it’s usually already preheated for the NEXT thing.

    But our current oven is self-cleaning, so when I DO remember, I just let the heat do the work. ;)

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  5. Thank you for this!
    We are just about to move into a new house with a less-than-lovely oven.. hopefully this trick works!

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  6. I’m totally going to do this! I hate cleaning my oven… I used to do it once a year – when we moved out – but now that we’ve lived in the same place for longer than a year… well, I have to start cleaning it on a regular basis just for myself. :) I tried Norwex Oven Cleaner, which is supposed to be more natural and environmentally friendly, but it smells just as bad as regular oven cleaner. This sounds great!

  7. Why did we ever bother with chemicals!!!

  8. WOAH! That’s incredible! Definitely need to buckle down and do this. My oven is disgusting!

  9. WOW! Great tips – I can’t stand the oven cleaner that people buy in stores. This is a great, natural way. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That’s a way better alternative! I kept having John do it while I was pregnant. It’s so scary when the oven starts on fire! We had that happen cooking cinnamon rolls at the cabin this summer.

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    I refuse to use the strong chemical fumes from the oven cleaners.

  12. Thanks for the info! My oven is pretty bad too…

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  13. You did a great job! I have a self cleaning oven, so I don’t have to use that much elbow grease, but I do use baking soda and vinegar for tons of other household cleaning!

  14. Anita Gambrell says:

    Thank you! I set mine on fire the same way , 2 days ago! I have lung disease so I can’t use aerosol sprays and harsh smelling cleaners!

  15. Does this work for the glass on the door too? Thx

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