Oven Cleaner Recipe

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Oven Cleaner

This is a safe and natural oven cleaner that will keep your oven clean without too much effort – the secret is to clean it out regularly so the gunk doesn’t build up out of control. If it already has then use the ammonia cleaner first then keep clean with the oven cleaner.


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon natural dish liquid (such as from Earth Choice)
  • 1 teaspoon borax

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle, remove any obvious gunk with some newspaper and then spray onto the leftover gunk in the oven, leave for 20 – 30 minutes, and then wipe with a clean cloth, rinse and repeat.

 Ammonia Oven Cleaner

Ammonia fumes cut through grease and grime easily. (I use this method on my electric oven. So I can’t recommend this method for a gas oven.)


  • 2 cups ammonia
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 oven friendly dishes
  • scourer


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees, then turn the oven off.
  2. Pour  2 cups of the ammonia into one dish and put the dish on the middle rack of the oven. Pour the 2 cups of boiling water into the other dish and put it on the lower oven rack. Close the oven door and leave overnight.
  3. The next day dispose of the liquids and use a scourer or sponge rinsed in hot water to wipe the oven clean!



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