Green Oven Cleaning
I would choose to clean a plugged toilet before ever choosing to clean an oven. It feels like I’ve cleaned a million toilets and bathrooms over the years. First as a houskeeper at the College of St. Benedict during summer break when I cleaned student housing apartments. Talk about dirty bathrooms and ovens! While the students there may have been good Catholics they certainly were not good housekeepers. Seventeen years of owning a resort and I’m on top of my cleaning game.
Everyone has their favorite cleaning supplies and I’m no exception. For years I have used the same arsenal of cleaning supplies each for their own purpose. Pinesol in a bucket of water for general purpose cleaning, Simple Green for sinks & appliances, Soft Scrub for stubborn stains on showers & countertops, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and Windex for windows & to shine everything up. When it comes time to clean an oven or oven racks I’ve always used Oven Off.
I’ve had near death cleaning experiences from time to time. I now know too much chlorine bleach use in a small bathroom is not a good thing. I also know spraying a can of Oven Off inside makes it feel like my lungs are burning(probably because they are). Cleaning with non-toxic cleaners isn’t a new concept to me, it’s just that I tend to believe the toxic ones clean better.
I’m slowly becoming a believer of non-toxic cleaners. Baking Soda is a wonder cleaner as well as vinegar and lemons. There are plenty of books on green cleaning as well as websites. The next time you smell stuff burning in your oven why not try some green oven cleaning?
Does your oven look worse for the wear? Clean up its act, since ovens caked with last month’s casserole drippings cook less efficiently. Just opt for a cleaner that works without caustic ingredients and without you having to fire up the self-cleaning option, which uses a ton of energy. Sizzlin’.