When was the last time you cleaned your oven?
That might just be the rudest question right after asking a woman her age!
My oven is a hot mess right now. I like to throw sweet potatoes into the oven and right onto the rack. Invariably, one of them will ooze and leave a blackened blob on the bottom of my stove.
Those are the only black blobs I can identify. The rest of them? Who knows what food left the mess behind.
In my quest to find the best non-toxic oven cleaning recipe, I tried several. This is the best non-toxic oven cleaning recipe I found to get your oven clean without harsh fumes and a minimum of elbow grease.
The main cleaning ingredient in this recipe is Borax.
A word about Borax. The Environmental Working Group recently came out and cautioned consumers against using Borax.
The reason? It is an eye irritant.
Ummmm. So is salt. Or lemon. Get anything in your eye and you’ve got yourself an eye irritant.
Considering most commercial oven cleaners will have ammonia as one of their main ingredients, I’ll take Borax any day.
Plus, it works!
The other main ingredient is Castile soap. All I had on hand was peppermint scented Castile soap I had picked up at Costco.
I’d really recommend using this unscented Castile soap.
Non-Toxic Oven Cleaning Recipe
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons borax
- 2 tablespoons Castile soap
- 1/4 cup water
Dissolve the Borax in the water. Stir in the Castile soap. Add to a spray bottle.
Spray the bottom of your oven. Allow the cleaning agents to sit for about 20 minutes. Easily wipe up the mess.
For any stubborn or persistent messes, use a second application and a bit of steel wool.
What do you say? Are you ready to try the non-toxic oven cleaning recipe for a clean oven?