Clean Your Oven Naturally With Baking Soda & Water

You don’t need harmful chemicals to clean the oven. Learn how to clean your oven naturally with baking soda and water.

Clean Your Oven Naturally With Baking Soda And Water

Using baking soda and water is a cheap, safe, natural and effective way to clean your oven!

Baking soda + vinegar doesn’t work. I saw a pin on pinterest about how to clean the oven naturally with baking soda and vinegar. I tried that first but it didn’t work very well because baking soda is a base while vinegar is an acid. They neutralize each other and have no cleaning power after the reaction: you’re just left with water with a tiny amount of salt in it (a dilute sodium acetate solution).

Baking soda + water works! But it’s really easy to clean the oven with baking soda and water. If you let the solution sit in the oven for some hours you can clean your oven naturally with almost no elbow grease!

Clean Your Oven Naturally With Baking Soda & Water

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp water
  • abrasive sponge or scouring pad


Remove the oven racks.

Mix together baking soda and water until you get a spreadable paste. Spread the paste over the inside of your oven with a sponge. Make more paste if you don’t have enough to cover all spots. Let the mixture sit in the oven overnight or for some hours at least.

Scrub the inside of the oven with a sponge.

Wipe out the oven with water.

Clean the oven racks with soapy water and a scouring pad in the bathtub. Replace the oven racks and you’re done!

Clean Your Oven Naturally With Baking Soda And Water

Some spots remained but the oven looks almost like new!

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14 thoughts on “Clean Your Oven Naturally With Baking Soda & Water

  1. Visiting from the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Thank you for sharing this! I need to clean my oven in the worst way possible, but don’t want to use harmful chemicals to get it clean. It’s been longer than I want to admit since I have had a clean oven, so I am definitely going to give this a try tonight!

  2. Visiting you at the Pretty Pintastic Linky Party 224. As soon as it cools down here (Tucson), I’m going to use this method for cleaning my oven. I’ll pin it so others can benefit from your advice. My share this week is Plant-based Food Tips Make Life Healthy and Lively (#140). Happy Sept.!

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