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DIY oven cleaner do it yourself

DIY oven cleaner do it yourself

Can you make a natural oven cleaner yourself? But of course you can! Conventional oven cleaners usually come with a lot of chemicals in a big plastic bottle. That's dangerous to your health and makes unnecessary trash. Also Microplastics is hidden in many cleaners. With the help of a few home remedies, you can also make a natural oven cleaner yourself.

In this article of the DIY Household Blogs you will now learn the three best instructions and recipes for a natural oven cleaner. 

Home remedies for DIY oven cleaner

DIY oven cleaner do it yourself

To be able to make an oven cleaner ourselves, we must first consider which ingredients and things are basically suitable for cleaning an oven.

Suitable ingredients for DIY oven cleaner

First we need some ingredients, ideally suited for this purpose. Some of them, for example, we also use when we make ourselves a DIY glass cleaner do it yourself. For DIY oven cleaner, the following home remedies can be considered as ingredients:

  • Baking soda: Baking soda is a short form of sodium hydrogen carbonate. has a fungicidal and antibacterial effect. Depending on the grain size, it also has an abrasive effect, so that even stubborn residues are loosened in the oven. In the article about Soda applications you will learn the reasons why the home remedy is also called the Household miracle cure calls.
  • Table salt: Water-soluble salt is great for keeping fresh stains from getting hard. The best thing to do is to simply put table salt on it briefly and wipe it off.
  • Water: We use water as an ingredient in homemade oven cleaner to stretch the liquid to a reasonable ratio in combination with the other ingredients.
  • Organic dishwashing detergent: Especially to loosen stubborn stains in the oven, a dash of grease-dissolving organic dishwashing detergent sometimes doesn't hurt either.
  • Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has a fat dissolving, disinfecting and antiseptic effect. It is even able to act against lime and rust. Apple cider vinegar you get in the Plastic free store.

More things to clean the oven

To clean the oven with these natural ingredients, it then basically does not need much. However, a few things can still make cleaning easier for you:

  • Fabric rag: An ordinary, damp cloth rag will help you get your oven sparkling clean again with homemade oven cleaner.
  • Container: Somehow, of course, the DIY oven cleaner must be kept together. For this, an old but reused dishwashing liquid bottle is advisable. But you can also use an ordinary Canning jar or grab a glass bottle with a swing top.

That's it - and we can get to the exact recipes! In the following I will give you three useful and mercilessly effective instructions for natural, homemade oven cleaners.

1. make oven cleaner yourself with baking soda & salt

DIY oven cleaner do it yourself

Apart from the fact that our miracle cure sodium hydrogen carbonate already has a great effect for dissolving the residues in the oven without additives, we can still help a bit. With table salt, for example. With the immediately following ingredients₁ and the corresponding instructions, you can easily turn the remedy into an effective Paste make - even in the sense of the plastic-free life.

Ingredients for this DIY oven cleaner

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

Notice: You can also clean your oven with just baking soda. Simply sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your oven, then mix it with about 0.1 liters of water in the oven and turn the oven on for about ten minutes at a low heat. Afterwards, you can simply wipe your oven with a damp cloth.

How to make the oven cleaner yourself

Now you know the ingredients, but how do we get our desired oven cleaner paste? Just follow the steps below:

  1. Put all 3 ingredients together in a container that is easy to stir.
  2. Stir in the liquid with a whisk until it takes on a paste-like consistency.
  3. Spread the paste obtained with a cloth in the oven. (make sure that heating rods do not come into contact with the paste).
  4. Leave the paste for about 30 minutes with the oven closed and turned on.
  5. Let the oven cool and wipe it out with a damp cloth.

That's all there is to it. With this homemade oven cleaner you have found a reliable and, in the best case, plastic-free replacement for the chemical cleaner. So you can always clean your oven plastic-free in the future.

2. DIY oven cleaner from baking soda and dishwashing liquid

DIY oven cleaner do it yourself

Baking soda is alkaline and just able to clean the oven without acid or chemical agents. That is why we use it in this recipe for homemade oven cleaner.

Use the following ingredients₂ and instruction steps to make this oven cleaner yourself.

Ingredients for this DIY oven cleaner

  • 150 g baking soda
  • 50 ml organic washing up liquid
  • 250 ml water

How to make the oven cleaner yourself

And that's how easy you make this oven cleaner at home:

  • Get an empty detergent bottle and reuse it. Alternatively, you can use a glass bottle or a canning jar.
  • Now add all of the above ingredients to your container.
  • Then shake vigorously again and the DIY oven cleaner is ready.

Pour a generous amount of the cleaner onto your baking sheet and heat the closed oven. After the oven has been on for about 30 minutes, you can turn it off and let it cool. Then wipe it out again with a damp cloth. This should be very easy to do now.

3. make oven cleaner yourself with vinegar essence

Since vinegar, as already described, has a grease-dissolving and disinfecting effect, it is ideally suited in combination with the grease-dissolving dishwashing detergent and the antibacterial and slightly granular baking soda to clean your own oven. To make this oven cleaner yourself, you need the following ingredients₃ and the appropriate quantities.

Ingredients for this DIY oven cleaner

  • 50 g washing up liquid
  • 150 g baking soda
  • 30 g vinegar essence

Notice: You can find out where to get the relevant ingredients plastic-free at the top of the post.

How to make the oven cleaner yourself

Again, I have a clever tutorial for you, with which you can make this DIY oven cleaner itself. Please simply proceed as follows:

  1. Bring all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Stir the ingredients until you form a decent foam.
  3. After the foam has settled, stir a second time.
  4. Now pour the liquid with a Stainless steel funnel into the desired container.

When using, make sure that you always leave the liquid or the foam to act for at least 30 minutes. Bring a little patience, because you have here a self-made oven cleaner, which 100% without chemicals, so without aggressive ingredients.

Make oven cleaner yourself - easy, right?

It's not that hard to replace chemical oven cleaners with a natural DIY oven cleaner, right? No plastic waste, no chemicals and much less cost. And then making it at home isn't that complicated either. You just have to learn it once and go for it.

Which tutorial do you like best? Do you have any questions or suggestions about making your own oven cleaner? Then feel free to leave a comment below this post.

Stay clean,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Do you want to make more things yourself? Then take a look at our DIY Blog over. If you are more interested in plastic-free living itself, then I recommend you read my Book plastic free for beginners.




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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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