Natural Oven Cleaner....???

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  1. artemis33

    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    *besides* baking soda and vinegar? I know that the BS/vinegar method works cause I've been doing that for years, but it also requires a fair amount of sitting and rinsing.

    I'm looking for something easier - a natural spray on, wipe off and you are done cleaner. Our house is on the market right now and I need things to be quick and easy - but I'm not willing to use harsh chemicals, especially those!

    Anyone have ideas for me?

    Thanks :)
  2. Linda

    Linda Amity's Focus Member

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    We used ammonia recently.

    I made dh do it..:hoo: . he said it worked great. It is less worse than the alternatives.

    And now I don't roast chicken on high heat uncovered. that trashed my oven.

    SUbbing to see what others say.
    I would say stop cooking things that trash the oven if your house is on the market. why add to the stress? *smooch*
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    Agreed. Just be very careful about what you cook in the oven. I think you'll do fine. :)

    Good luck with the house!

    Val
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    Thanks :) Yeah, it is the chickens that do it! Tiny little splatters of grease...though it is hard to imagine not roasting one every week!

    I guess for the short term I can buy pre-roasted ones at the HFS...

    I found this online and I might try it.....it is somewhat expensive, but at this point in time I think will be worth it.

    Natural Oven Cleaner
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    mamatanya the bead lady

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    How did he use the amonia Linda? Scrub with it? Gag. I think I could handle putting it on rags and leaving in for a while but scrubbing the sides would knock me out.
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    Linda Amity's Focus Member

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    he did scrub with it.
    however, you can leave a bowl of ammonia in the over overnite(even I could not stand that smell) then dispose of it and scrub.

    THe ammonia works great!
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    Linda I never ordered the expensive stuff so I think I will try ammonia. I read in a natural cleaning book if you leave a bowl of it in the oven overnight it will loosen all the crud, so that I am willing to try. As long as I time the scrubbing part for while DD is gone is should be fine.

    I'm going to try it tomorrow night/Tues. I'll report back!

    I can always order the other stuff if it doesn't work out ;)

    Thanks!

    (but BTW someone has an offer on house and the inspection is this week so hopefully all will go well and we'll be done showing the house! woohoo!)
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    I just did it with Shaklee's Scour Off. I trust their products.
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    Linda Amity's Focus Member

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    yes they have great stuff.:)
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    Scottishthistle can I kick it?

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    we have a steamer thing that works great, just uses water
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    Maybe I am the freak here but I've never had to let anything soak and soak and soak with baking soda and I rarely clean our oven. :lol: I did more when we had crappy rental stoves that were nine million years old but even moving into a rental where the stove hadn't been cleaned first I didn't have to soak or anything.

    But then when I clean the oven I get ready for it, I pull the oven a bit away from the wall, take the drawer & racks out, have a pot of warm water, plenty of rags & baking soda. I just use vinegar to rinse because we're always running out.

    Now if you have a good grout & silicone (? yk that rubber plasticy stuff around your tub where it attaches to the wall?) cleaner that's not fumey I want to hear it! :lol:
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    Jess the soak and soak part isn't so much the problem it is the rinse and rinse and rinse LOL Though I did always have a few spots of baked on stuff that needed repeat soaking.

    But really, under normal circumstances, that is still what I use. I posted this while our house was on the market, we had to have everything looking perfect all the time at a moment's notice and I was also super busy packing, etc.

    Now that we have moved I can resume the usual tactics of BS and vinegar. Though honestly that expensive spray I linked to is very appealing. Easy, easy yk?
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    :lol: I didn't notice the post dates, just that this thread was in the "view new posts" list, sorry!
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    What I use is baking soda and vinegar and then I scrub it with an SOS pad, works great! They also have some commercial organic oven cleaners available, never tried any but I think I even saw some at Home Depot!
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    At OnlyGreen, we carry a product called Mothers Choice that is a nontoxic, organic and biodegradable oven cleaner and works great on other hard surfaces as well.

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