We had a cookout a few weeks back and as I was hurriedly putting the mac-n-cheese in the oven, the flimsy foil pan bent and toppled. About half of the Mac-n-Cheese fell on the inside of the oven door.
The oven was pre-heated and I was able to save half of the mac-n-cheese so I baked it. I told myself I’d clean the oven “later”. Well, it’s been about two months – not a few weeks – if I’m going to be honest. This is what my oven looked like after two months of numerous uses since the messy mac-n-cheese spill.
I did some research on how to best clean the oven door so we can once again see through the glass. Being mindful that I probably don’t want to use harsh chemicals that will later be baked along with our food, I found this “natural” remedy: Water and Baking Soda.
If your oven is not as dirty as mine, mix about 1/4 cup of baking soda with water until it forms a runny paste. If your oven is like mine (baked on thick cheese), you will need twice as much paste (like I did).
Pour the mixture on and rub it in. Let it sit 15-30 minutes. I had to let mine sit 30 minutes.
After letting it sit, wipe it off. If there are still spots, you can scrub with a scour pad.
I had to do this TWICE and let it sit both times for a 1/2 hour. Then I had to put some major elbow grease behind the scouring.
But, It worked! I can see my floor through the glass!!
Has this happened to you? Please share your cleaning tips in the comments.