Monday, 1 May 2017

Cookbook Countdown #17

Which cookbooks shall be your choice for May? Link your post in the linky below.


Kitchen Tips For This Month : How To Clean The Oven
(source from thekitchn)
What you need : Oven, Baking soda, Water, Rubber gloves, Damp dish cloth, Plastic or silicone spatula, Spray bottle and White vinegar.

Instructions :
  1. Remove the oven racks : Remove your oven racks, pizza stone, oven thermometer, and anything else you have inside the oven. Set aside.
  2. Make a baking soda paste : In a small bowl, mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Adjust the ratio of both as needed until you have a spreadable paste.
  3. Coat your oven : Spread the paste all over the interior surfaces of your oven, steering clear of the heating elements. Use a pair of gloves to protect your nails from the grimes and grease. The baking soda will turn a brownish colour as you rub it in; it also might be chunkier in some places than others. That is fine. Just try to coat the whole oven to the best of your abilities, paying attention to any particularly greasy areas.
  4. Let it sit overnight : Allow the baking soda mixture to rest for at least 12 hours, or overnight.
  5. Clean your oven racks : Meanwhile, clean your oven racks. See the full cleaning tutorial here.
  6. Wipe out the oven : After 12 hours or overnight, take a damp dish cloth and wipe out as much of the dried baking soda paste as you can. Use a plastic or silicone spatula to help scrape off the paste as needed. 
  7. Spray a little vinegar : Put a little vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz everywhere you still see baking soda residue in your oven. The vinegar will react with the baking soda and gently foam.
  8. Do a final wipe down : Take your damp cloth and wipe out the remaining foamy vinegar-baking-soda mixture. Repeat until all the baking soda residue is gone. Add more water or vinegar to your cloth as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
  9. Replace your oven racks : Replace the oven racks and anything else you keep in your oven, and you're done!




14 comments:

  1. Thanks Joyce, great tip to clean the oven. Will do.

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    1. Hope the tips above will help! Good luck!

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  2. I need to try this with the glass door of my gas oven, and that old baking tray of mine! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Em, I need to clean my old baking tray too!

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  3. Hi Joyce, I don't see any linky above.

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    1. Hi Kimmy,
      I have re-done the linky. Hope you can view it and link your post. Let us know if you still have problem linking. Have a great week!

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  4. Hi Joyce, the thumbnail picture for item 6 is incorrect. Would appreciate if you can amend it. Thanks.

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    1. Thank You Joyce! Kimmy, apologies for the wrong picture!

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  5. Hi Joyce. I noticed item 4 is also incorrect.

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    1. Thank You! Joyce! Kimmy, I am sorry for the wrong picture chosen!

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  6. Hi Joyce, tried the oven cleaning tip. Great, it works. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tip.

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    1. Hi Kimmy,
      Glad to know that the tip above works!

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