Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Cleaning my oven
If you read my previous entry below, you know I had a little fire in my oven on Saturday. The task for Sunday was to clean the oven so I could bake cornbread for supper. Being the lazy person that I am, I did not want to have to drive all the way to town to buy an oven cleaner and unfortunately, my oven is not self-cleaning. I searched the shelves and pantry for something to use and found the perfect thing.
I brushed out as much of the burnt food pieces that I could scrape off the bottom of the oven and then I sprinkle it with baking soda. With a spray bottle of water, I moistened the soda until it looked dissolved and after it sat for several minutes, I began wiping it out with paper towels. Violia, the black carbon from the fire came off. I did repeat this a couple times until I was satisfied that it was clean. The best thing is that since baking soda is non-toxic, you don't have to worry about using it in the oven. After all, think about all the things you make that have baking soda in them.