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how to clean oven without chemicals

Well, like I mentioned before, I have not been spending too much time in the kitchen. I have been abiding by the sign above and watching my happy children make my floor stickier by each passing summer day.

I read this somewhere and know it too well to be true: “Cleaning your house while your children are home is like brushing your teeth while eating oreos.” Amen to that.

But, just recently I went on this crazy purging and cleaning spree. A house full of boys and their friends in the summertime, romping carefree through the house, leaving trails of crumbs and puddles from wet swimsuits behind them,  just may have been what set me off.

And I clearly need more excitement in my life because this following discovery has thrilled me to no end.

I figured out a magic concoction to clean the disgusting, baked-on crud off of my oven door….without chemicals! And it is a completely quick and easy way to make it sparkly clean.

My oven gets a lot of use and I never thought I could get it this see-through again.

I do get that my oven has a self-cleaning feature. I just refuse to use it because I hate that smell more than I hate looking at my gross mess in there. So I usually just scrub any immediate messes the best I can and then go about my day.

non-toxic way to clean oven

So…after reading about a number of different non-toxic, natural, chemical-free oven cleaning remedies, I finally decided to combine a bunch of ideas and create my own. It was so simple and only involved exactly what I had on hand.

First I opened the oven door.

Then I sprayed it with a mixture of white Vinegar and Water.

Then I covered this mixture with Baking Soda.

Then I covered that with Kosher Salt.

Then I sprayed a little more of that lovely Vinegar and Water. You could actually hear the Vinegar and Baking Soda working their magic together and sizzling away.

Then I waited. I am not good at waiting patiently. I could have let it sit overnight. I figured ten minutes would have to do just fine though.

Then I scrubbed. Then my husband started laughing at me.

Then he scrubbed. Then I started laughing at him.

Note the blurry picture. It is because I was, indeed, laughing at him while capturing this moment on film.

how to clean your oven without chemicals

Then he got out this AMAZING RETRACTABLE RAZOR (and trust me when I say you want one of these…they are only like $5 or $6 and have hundreds of uses)….

quickest way to clean your oven

Then he made a few swipes across the entire face of the oven glass. And all of a sudden?

THIS HAPPENED!! Every ounce of crud was gone. gone. gone.

How to Clean Oven Without Chemicals

Note: if you do the above steps, always keep the glass very very wet if you are scraping with a razor so that you do not scratch the glass.

And then I went online and bought this AMAZING OVEN LINER so that I do not have to depend on my oven for my arm work outs…

oven liner

These mats simply wipe clean with a damp cloth. No more messes! Brilliant, I tell you. Brilliant.

So..I guess the actual recipe would go something like this:

How to Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals


  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Razor Blade


1.  Mix water and vinegar together in the spray bottle. Spray this mixture all over your oven door and/or the inside of your oven.

2.  Sprinkle a thick layer of the Kosher Salt evenly over this mixture.

3. Sprinkle a thick layer of the Baking Soda over the salt.

4. Spray the vinegar/water mixture over the salt and baking soda until it forms a paste. Note: you should begin to hear the vinegar and baking soda working together at this point. Now. Let it sit.

5.  Then, using a scouring pad, scrub with a little man power until you start to see the crud coming off. Once you have scrubbed all that you want, get out your razor and, making sure that the mixture stays very wet, gently scrape off any remaining crud.

That’s it!

Now go buy your oven liner pronto so you don’t have to ever do this again!!

So tell me…how do you clean your oven?


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  1. On July 20, 2012 Sarena said

    Um, yeah, I haven’t cleaned my oven…I guess I need to get on that. Tony and I just mixed up our first homemade cleaner last weekend with vinegar, water and lemon juice. We were shocked at how it cut grease (not that we cook with a lot of oil, but for some reason it seems like it sticks to everything when you do use it). I will never buy cleaners from the store again. Your oven door looks beautiful!

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Haha, Sarena! I obviously do not make a habit out of cleaning my oven either. It just got to a point where I thought it would be best to finally do it. LOL
      And I love your homemade cleaner combo. I use a similar one on my countertops too! And the vinegar smell disappears within a minute or so! 🙂

      • On February 8, 2013 nancy said

        I hardly ever use my oven. It sat broken for about 6 years; when I finally got to calling the repairman….he recommends you NEVER, EVER use the self cleaning feature. Often the sensor is placed so close to the oven….IT MELTS! and you havea broken oven for 6 years. Great tip, when I actually use the oven I’ll have to try it.

    • On April 26, 2013 Paula Everitt said

      This is a fantastic tip. I clean apartments as a job. I work for the apartment building manager and when people move out,I clean the apartments to ready them for new tenants. I pride myself on doing a thorough job. Not having to use toxic chemical solutions/sprays to do any of my work is ultimately the best thing. Thank you for letting us know your perfect little secret. I will definitely be using this recipe to clean more than just the ovens. My hands,nails,skin,lungs,eyes,…thank you too!!

    • On August 3, 2013 shaun said

      is this mixture of lemon juice, vinegar, and water good at cleaning through grease that dripped onto the bottom of the oven as well? what was the mixture of the concoction??

  2. On July 20, 2012 Cara said

    Awesome tip, Kim! Now I better go see how badly my oven needs it…

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Cara, your oven probably looks far better than mine does. I am a neat freak about so many other things, but the inside of my oven is just one of those things that I sort of “forgot” about. 🙂 But now it makes me happy to look in there. LOL

  3. On July 20, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    I’m the girl who mostly relies on her self-cleaning oven, but only turns it on when the extra heat is needed. They’re pretty safe I *think*, but one has to run the exhaust fan to remove all those uggy smells produced by the high heat. Still I like this combo that you developed, and I LOVE that you even got the man cleaning your oven door! Worth a shaky photo for sure! 😉 I’ve found that kosher salt (or even regular salt) is an amazing natural cleaner. I was just using some this week as a cleaner. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing, and I love your kitchen post over at Wendy’s! Your kitchen and favorite tools are gorgeous, of course. Next time I visit, I’m going to get you to make me a “frou frou” drink (think kiddie version) using your espresso machine. 😉


    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Shirley, I just get a crazy headache from the smell of my oven when it self-cleans so that is just the main reason I never use it. It could be mental too, though, because when my mom did it when I was younger, the smell used to make me gag. Oh, and you are so right. Kosher Salt is awesome as a cleaning tool!! I even used it on my stainless sink the other day and it got out an annoying rust stain!! 🙂

      And I PROMISE you I will make you a frou frou drink that is not coffee-ish at all the next time you are sitting at my counter…which better be sooner than later, of course!


  4. On July 20, 2012 Susan said

    I use same recipe but add a little Arm & Hammer’s washing soda to cut any grease in oven. Leave over night and just wipe clean. No toxic foods to get in food. But, did you have to remind me I need to clean my oven? J/king.

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Haha! Susan, I love using Arm and Hammer washing soda too! Just makes you feel so much better when you know that no chemicals are getting into your food! 🙂

  5. On July 20, 2012 Jeannie Wilson said

    Sweetheart, I am still laughing because it really was so simple once the razor blade came out. Guess what I will be doing this weekend. Miss you all so and sending BIG Loves. Little Mommacitta

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Yup! What would we do without Kurt’s simple little tricks? Who would have guessed it would work so well! 🙂
      Love you

  6. On July 20, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    Oh, and I forgot to tell you that the razor blade trick is how we used to keep our aquariums so clean. It’s critical for removing algae. Just thought you’d like to know in case you add an aquarium to your active household. 🙂


    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Well, Shirley, that is an awesome tip. Guess what Conner has at the top of his Birthday list right now? A salt water aquarium. And Kurt is totally getting into it and doing all of this research on it right now! Thanks for that tidbit! I will totally relay that on to my boys…after all, they are going to have to have a major part in the responsibilities of it! 😉

  7. On July 20, 2012 Heather @Gluten-Free said

    Ovens need to be cleaned? 🙂

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Heather, you crack me up!! Apparently, I thought the same thing as you!! My poor oven was seriously neglected when it came to the cleaning part. I had definitely not made a habit out of getting it clean. 🙂

  8. On July 20, 2012 Lisa said

    Wow… just wow! I wish I had known this when I had my old stove, it might have survived a bit longer! lol

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Lisa! I was just thinking that I either needed to get the oven clean somehow or eventually consider a new one. Glad the cleaning part worked out though, because I was not ready to shell out the big bucks for a new one. 🙂

  9. On July 20, 2012 Suzette said

    Your door looks AMAZING and I LOVE that this is non-toxic!!! I’d like to pin this but can’t find it. 🙁 Is there a way to pin things when there is no “pin it” button?

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Suzette! Thanks so much! I don’t have a “Pin It ” button on my site. I just have one on my toolbar of my internet page that lets me pin whatever page I am on at the time. I am waiting for the person who helps me with some of the stuff on my site to add one to my actual blog though. Sorry! Hope you figured out how to pin it though! 🙂

  10. On July 21, 2012 Mae Beigh said

    >Heather: Ovens need to be cleaned?< …LOL I love it!

    Another good chem-free, natural cleaner is tomato juice.

    Not for oven cleaning–it'd probably be messier than the original grime–but for burned-on, charred gunk in the bottom of cookware (metal or glass) that must be hand-washed, it sure beats soaking, scraping & scouring. Just pour the juice straight from the jar or bottle into your pan, let it sit for a bit (no cooling or heating required), then rinse away all residue. Follow-up with a quick wash & rinse, and your KP duties are over—simple as that!

    Mae ;D

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      ooh! Mae, I love the idea of using the tomato juice as a cleaner too! I would imagine that the acidity does a little chemical reaction magic. Thanks for the great tip! 😀

  11. On July 21, 2012 Maggie said

    Love it Kim! I’m going to ask Pete if he has one of those razors, and then I’m going to get to work! xo

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Yay! I hope Pete has one. It works far too well. Made it way too easy. I told Kurt that his razor is now mine! I am thinking of all kinds of things I could use it on. His response was, “well, you have already stole all of the other razors that I have in the bathroom as well, so it would only make sense that you steal the ones from my garage too!” LOL

      • On March 17, 2013 Annie said

        Also this impportant tool is key to cleaning glass stovetops!

  12. On July 21, 2012 Ricki said

    Love this tip! My dad used to use vinegar and newspapers to clean the windows in our house, and it worked like a charm. And I think my kitchen is scheduled for September. . . guess I will need to clean my oven before then!! 😉

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Ricki! My Mom used vinegar and newspapers on all of our windows too! And then when my sister and I were old enough to help with those kinds of chores, that was the only thing she would ever let us use! I used to hate it because it made my hands look all dirty from the newspaper print, but she insisted it was the only thing that would not leave streaks! 🙂 Cannot wait to see your kitchen, by the way!

  13. On July 21, 2012 Debi said

    Vinegar and baking soda…my favorite cleaning agents! Along with essential oils. 😀

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Ooh! Debi! I love the idea of adding essential oils to my cleaning concoctions. I have not done that yet!! Must do it now! 😀

  14. On August 8, 2012 Trish said

    What a great combination of cleaning ingredients! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    • On August 8, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Trish!! It is amazing how well they worked. I am still in shock at how clean my oven looks when I open it now. It was in need of some serious help prior to this. 🙂

  15. On November 4, 2012 Kim said

    Wouldnt a razor scrape stuff off without anything having to be sprayed on it anyway?

    • On November 6, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Kim. If you do not have any liquid on the glass, the razor will scratch it. And most of the stuff that is stuck on oven glass is really embedded and needs some sort of concoction to loosen it up first. 😉

  16. On November 10, 2012 Jodi Harms said

    It worked great!! Thanks for such a great way to clean something I HATE to clean. 🙂

    • On November 11, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      YAY!! That is awesome news, Jodi!! I am so so happy that it worked for you! I so feel you on HATING to clean the oven. Mine is already needing another cleaning. Just trying to decide if I should do it before I roast my Turkey for Thanksgiving or after. 🙂

  17. On November 20, 2012 peg said

    I’ve never cleaned my oven. But will now thanks to the handy, non-toxic way that has been posted here! We have a vintage 1940s Wedgewood stove. When we bought it 4 years ago, you could read the temperature and instructions on the inside of the oven door. Not any more. But, soon, thanks to you! ☺

    • On November 20, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Peg! Your stove sounds so cool! I hope that you get it nice and clean this way!! A little elbow grease and some natural products and you should be good to go! 🙂

  18. On December 2, 2012 sue said

    k, this is how you clean the door/glass. what about the rest of the oven?

    • On December 2, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Sue. This is actually how I clean the inside of the oven as well! It works awesome. 🙂

  19. On December 20, 2012 oven cleaning said

    Same here. I’m also one of you guys. I hate to clean my oven for I find hard time to clean it. Good news for this information. Thank you for I can use this.

  20. On December 22, 2012 Genet said

    This looks great. .. but how did you get the salt to stick to the walls of the oven 🙂

    • On December 23, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Genet. I just kind of made a paste in my bowl for the sides and would scrub the walls and the roof with my sponge with the paste on it since it does not actually stick to the sides much. Hope that help! 😉

  21. On December 31, 2012 River said

    Thanks so much for the great ideas! I really didn’t realize ovens could be cleaned without chemicals so effectively. I tried it and it worked REALLY WELL! My oven door is now actually… see through! Thanks again.

  22. On February 7, 2013 Nora said

    Hey guys, that works for the door but what about the bottom of the oven? I made a peach cobbler a few weeks ago and it bubbled over onto my oven. Does this work for that part as well?

    • On February 7, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Nora, this totally works for the bottom of the oven as well. I just do the same process. It even works for the sides but you have to put a bit more elbow grease into those since you cannot really let it sit on there without it sliding off. Good luck cleaning your cobbler mess! This should work well for it!

  23. On February 15, 2013 Cynde said

    Someone suggested using ammonia to clean my oven but I’m afraid of the having some kind of chemical reaction. Thoughts?
    I don’t have any sea salt but have regular salt. Can I use this instead?
    One last question- How much washing soda would you add to the mix. I use this to make my laundry soap and have plenty of it.
    Thanks, and I look forward to checking out your blog.

  24. On February 18, 2013 tanya said

    can i clean the rest of my oven with it?

  25. On February 19, 2013 Kendra G said

    Please help. I love your recipe for cleaning oven doors, and am going to try it tonight…but my problem is that stuff has dripped down IN BETWEEN the glass in the front and the glass in the back. When I’m looking through my oven door, I can see it in there. I guess removing the inside of my oven door is the only way? Ay ay ay.

  26. On February 24, 2013 Jess said

    This was an amazing tip!! Much appreciated! I would like to say the mess was all mine but my husband is the cook and I’m the clean up crew!!

  27. On March 4, 2013 Mae Igo said

    please note you can actually buy a glass scraper. it is a razor blade that is made so that it doesn’t scratch glass! They are just as cheap as regular razor blades and you should be able to find them at most hardware stores!

  28. On March 9, 2013 Kay said

    Do I cover the water/vinegar mixture with salt/baking soda first…your picture directions and the written directions vary on this point. Not sure if it makes a difference.


    • On March 12, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Kay! You spray the door or inside of the oven with the water/vinegar mixture first just to wet it down. Then add the baking soda and salt. Then spray again with the water/vingar mixture! Good luck! 😉

  29. On March 13, 2013 Charlotte said

    I’ve pinned your oven cleaning pic to Pinterest. For those of you that don’t know it you put the “pin it” in your browser you will have it handy at all times. Thanks for sharing you oven cleaner. I use Easy off, then once I’ve rinsed the cleaner off, then I use windex and wipe it down, no after fumes or smells when you go to heat it up again.

  30. On March 17, 2013 Gina said

    Will this work as well for the built up gunk on the bottom of an oven?
    Needs to be clean enough for landlord willing to pay us our security deposit back!: )

  31. On March 17, 2013 Lou Baker said

    how do you clean glass top stove/range

  32. On March 18, 2013 Eileen said

    I also prefer being with my kids. One year they found a plaque “Cleaning house while the kids are growing is like shoveling snow while its still snowing!”true and funny I live in the deserts of az and we don’t ge Gamow! Lol

  33. On March 19, 2013 Kelly said

    Is this recipe ok to use in a gas oven as well??

  34. On March 26, 2013 Marilyn said

    I invested in a silicone drip catcher that fits in the bottom of the oven. What a great invention…any drips practicality fall off it when you take it out for cleaning. Thanks for the great cleaning tips…natural is the way to go!

    • On April 1, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      I love those silicone drip catchers too, Marilyn!!! Once I finally got my oven clean, I totally invested in some as well so that I did not have to keep scrubbing away in there! 😉

  35. On April 3, 2013 TMHW said

    what about the metal racks, as well? (Spill overs from upper racks, and when my hubby has insisted on putting a pizza directly on the rack instead of the pizza stone, ugh)

    I am moving out of a rental and I cook 99% of our meals, so the oven’s a mess and it’s a basic model w/o self cleaning feature (which I am repulsed by the odors, anyways). I”ve got to get it clean to pass inspection for security deposit refund and not hire a pro!!
    Thanks for the oven door and wall tips!
    I found your site through 24/7 moms 🙂

    • On April 8, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi TMHW! You can totally use this mixture on the racks as well, but the best way to do this is to put the racks in the sink or in the tub and then make a paste of it on a sponge to scrub the racks. It actually works really well on them! Good luck! 😉

  36. On April 5, 2013 Nicole said

    Okay, so I read this and HAD to RUN and clean my oven ASAP! My oldest son has severe allergies and my youngest has respiratory problems. Thus, I have had a nasty oven for quite some time due to not using harsh chemical filled cleaners with them in the house. My children never go to a sitter, so they are always here. I love that this “recipe” is safe and doesn’t smell horrible! And my kids didn’t even know I was cleaning the oven until they walked in! <3 this, thanks!!!

    • On April 8, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Yay!! So glad that you tried this out, Nicole! 😉 I am the same as you as I would never used the self-cleaner with any of my children or pets home. I hope your oven got a lot cleaner! At least you know that you did not make anyone sick in the process! LOL Thanks for coming back and letting me know you tried out the “recipe”!

  37. On April 8, 2013 Gerri said

    I use this same mixture, but use aluminum foil to scrub the crud and it works wonders.

  38. On April 15, 2013 Wilma Jean said


  39. On April 15, 2013 Kathy said

    Hi I have some coffee marks on the inside of the glass door ( between the double glass) of my oven. Any idea how I can clean that?

  40. On April 17, 2013 Jane jansen said

    Can you tell me what Kosha salt is in England ?

    • On April 25, 2013 SusanM said

      Kosher salt is available in the UK in some large supermarkets. It’s good for us humans too because it’s lower in sodium although nice and ‘tangy’ – and comes in large crystals. I would bet that if you used cheap sea salt this would work on your oven just as well !

  41. On April 21, 2013 Beth said

    I sell a non toxic, enzyme based oven cleaner, but this is a great recipe! Most self cleaning ovens are lined with Teflon, which releases harmful toxins when heated at the high temp needed to clean the oven and over the counter oven cleaners are even more toxic. It’s great that we have safer alternatives!

  42. On April 28, 2013 Meena said

    My oven is relatively clean, but the problem I have is the space between the 2 glass panels on the door. That’s where I see drippings of things & no matter how much I clean the oven, it stll looks shabby because of the door. I tried separating the glass pieces with no avail. Is this the only way to get it clean? Pleeeez help…..Pleeeez……

  43. On April 29, 2013 Susan said

    I use my self cleaning cycle during the winter only. But after reading your blog I’m not using it again. The smell is awful! I use vinegar water, baking soda, & my trusty razor all the time, but never have cleaned my oven with it. I just wish I could figure out how to clean those nasty streaks that got in-between the glass of my oven door. I’ve seen the tip on how to take it apart but my oven door doesn’t have screws where it tells you to take it apart. Anyone with ideas?

  44. On April 30, 2013 Off the Cuff Cooking said

    This is how I learned to clean ovens without chemicals when I worked for a commercial cleaning company, and we had to do multiple ovens in apartment buildings every month.

    You don’t even have to use rubber gloves if you don’t want to…

  45. On May 1, 2013 Jenny said

    Fantastic tips !! Where can I get the silicone drip mats for my oven please?

  46. On May 7, 2013 Liz P said

    I could not get the glass to clean, but yeah the rest of the oven almost looks like new. Maybe I could let it sit overnight as well. Thanks! Now I don’t have to use the easy off stuff anymore, it kills me every time.

  47. On May 7, 2013 thien said

    Hi! I have a gas oven in which I can’t get to turn the pilot off.There’s also open slots at the bottom. I tried making the paste for the sides and wiping it down with a wet sponge and a lot of the baking soda flakes and some of the rinsing dripped into it. Then I got so frustrated because there was still some baked on stuff that wouldn’t scrub off so I sprayed some 409. Do you have any suggestions? I’m scared to use the oven now 🙁 it worked so well in some places.

  48. On May 22, 2013 Trina said

    Awesome ideas…never thought about using salt. Had to laugh to myself. Did the baking soda/vinegar thing this evening…was using a spoon to scrap the oven and thought to myself…I wonder if the glass scraper I was using to scrape paint off the window will work on this?….so I tried it and yep worked great. Then I read your blog and see someone else has the same great idea as well 😉

    • On May 22, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Love it, Trina!! So glad to hear someone else thinks the same way… 😀 Happy to hear your oven is looking cleaner again too! THanks for sharing!

  49. On June 6, 2013 Shirley said

    OK…so I went online this morning and looked for something to clean my oven door with. I found a recipe for 1/4 c baking soda and water. Put this on my door window and the porcelain part as well. This did absolutely nothing for the glass, however, it did, with the help of a scrubber pad, take the residue off of the porcelain. When I realized it didn’t come off the window, I cleaned up most of the baking soda mix and sprayed it with vinegar and dawn dishwashing soap. It started bubbling nicely and then I too took my razor knife for the kitchen and started scrubbing the window. With a little more help from scrubber pad and razor knife, it all came out sparkling clean!

    • On June 6, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Yay! So glad that it worked in the end and you can now once again see what is cooking away in your oven! 😀 Crazy what a razor and some chemical reactions can do. LOL Thanks for sharing your results!

  50. On June 13, 2013 Ingrid said

    Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try it out on my glass now….I’m excited to think I’ll be able to see through it!!! Have to finish preparing for my stampin’ class first and then off to get all that glass clean! I’ve used a similar formula in my dishwasher, never thought to try it in the oven! 🙂

  51. On August 14, 2013 Jayne said

    Just a quick question— in the recipe for cleaning the oven door, it says to use Kosher Salt,but in the directions it says sea salt..Would it make a difference?

    • On August 16, 2013 Maureen Purnell said

      Is there a difference between Kosher Salt and Sea Salt? I’ve never heard of Kosher Salt.

      • On August 16, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

        Hi Maurenn! The real main difference between the two is really in the shape and size of the crystals, not so much in the chemical makeup. Kosher salt has large, rough crystals which make it better for gently scrubbing off that oven grit. 😉

    • On August 16, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Oye, Jayne!! How did I ever miss that – fixed it. It actually does not really matter, but he real main difference between the two is really in the shape and size of the crystals, not so much in the chemical makeup. Kosher salt has large, rough crystals which make it better for gently scrubbing off that oven grit. Kosher salt is also a lot less expensive than Sea Salt. Thanks!! 🙂

  52. On September 20, 2013 Tiffany said

    I’ve used this same mixture for my tub grime. I can’t tell you the number of hours and amount of money I’ve wasted trying to get that thing clean. It worked so well that I went out and bought a big supply of baking soda and white vinegar!

  53. On December 17, 2013 Heather Sears said

    What kinds of chemicals isvthe oven mat emitting when its being heated in such high temps. Ive always wondered about that

    • On August 4, 2014 Angelina said

      Lots of toxins!

  54. On December 26, 2013 Andrea said

    One suggestion I would add is running the razor blade across after soaking – before all the elbow grease effort, then there is less scrubbing in the end!

  55. On December 28, 2013 Sandy M. said

    Anyone know where to buy large gallon jugs of peroxide? Totally unrelated to this cleaning problem. Looking forward to trying this tomorrow.

  56. On January 25, 2014 Rebecca said

    How do you get all of the mixture out of the oven after cleaning it?

  57. On January 27, 2014 Kathy said

    Can you use it on a gas oven? I’ve always had an electric stove but I’ve had a gas one for almost a year now, which I love but I’m kind of leery about what I can clean it with. Also, would you mind if I put this on my blog with a link to your site? Thanks!

  58. On February 2, 2014 Giselle said

    Love it! I just cleaned mine and I can’t wait to try this way! I had a hard time getting mine clean! Thank you!

  59. On April 28, 2014 Heather said

    Hi there. I noticed how beautiful your floors look in the pictures. How do you keep them shiny. It drives me mad with the three kids and the dogs… Every time it rains… Ugh..

    • On April 30, 2014 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Heather! I actually use about 2tsps of Murphy’s Oil in about 1 gallon of water. I also use a Starfiber mop. So nothing too fancy, but it does seem to keep the wood floors looking pretty nice. 🙂 We have dogs and boys and it seems like a never ending battle. LOL

  60. On July 9, 2014 Emmie said

    I just wanted to add that I seldom use razor blades for cleaning. I keep old credit cards and those are my go to’s for tubs, shower door, tracks, pots and pans, etc. You’d be surprised how great those little suckers are and they don’t ruin anything. And they’re FREE since you’re re-purposing!!

    Happy cleaning!

    • On July 9, 2014 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      That is an awesome idea, Emmie!! I am so going to do that!! Thanks for sharing!

    • On August 4, 2014 Angelina said

      Great idea! Perhaps the safest and best use for credit cards 🙂

  61. On July 9, 2014 Marcia Lea said

    That “razor blade” idea is one I’ve used for years. I even used it on the cast iron frying pans and my casserole dishes. It’s called a Widjet (spelling may not be accurate). Enjoyed your post. Thanx!

  62. On August 4, 2014 Linda L said

    I use that tool for cleaning my glasstop stove…works like a dream!

  63. On September 4, 2014 Amy W. said

    What about cleaning the bottom of the oven? under the burner part….I tried baking soda and vinegar but no magic for me…maybe I didn’t wait long enough?

  64. On September 15, 2014 Jessy Gothworth said

    What do I do? I take it apart! Or, actually get my husband to do it – his hands are stronger. Taking the removable parts of the oven is the best way to reach the spilled liquids between the oven insulation glasses.

  65. On November 29, 2014 Debbie said

    Lovely idea. One question. Why kosher salt, does it make a difference, in this case, in the results? I live in quite an isolated place and not easy to find kosher salt. Thanks so much

  66. On December 30, 2014 LB said

    To be picky, they are chemicals, of course, and you’re working with carbonic acid and sodium acetate. But it’s good stuff–I use it to clear my drains. Just use gloves and don’t inhale the off-gases directly.

  67. On January 15, 2015 our website said

    One question, if I clean my oven/stove top with baking soda, should I wet the surface first or just sprinkle it on dry?

  68. On March 28, 2015 Pat Waldron said

    Thanks for the oven cleaning recipe. – How do get the oven racks clean?

  69. On April 14, 2015 melissa said

    Pumous stone

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