(Looks like the oven laid something nasty, eh?)
Does your oven spew out smoke every time you turn it on?
Does the smoke alarm scream at you when you bake? It’s time to get help!
I recently cleaned an oven floor that was far, far greasier and baked on than the one picture above. I discovered a new trick. I’ve used pumice stones on oven floors for years. But now! WAIT until you read this before cleaning your oven again!
Since I try to keep my posts short, simple, and useful for busy folks like you and me, let’s just give you a little list for oven cleaning right here.
Go. Gather your supplies. We’re all tired of hearing that smoke alarm when all we wanted was fresh-baked pizza!
See my affiliate link in this post for my favorite pumice stones.
- PUMICE STONE
- Bon Ami or Barkeeper’s Best Friend
- Any safe de-greaser/cleaner ( another day, another post on my favorites)
- Paper towels or rags ( I don’t use microfiber for this clean. That’s rare!)
(Notice the oven nastiness is all gone!)
PLEASE note the pumice stone in the picture above. I love the brand in my affiliate link. I haven’t tried the other brands. They might work well, too.
These are cheap and available at your local Walmart or off of Amazon.
EASY-PEASEY Oven cleaning steps are as follows:
- Spray oven floor and door with a de-greaser. Let soak for five minutes and do an initial wipe.
- Sprinkle Bon-Ami or BarKeeper’s Best Friend on the wet surface.
- WET your pumice stone. (DO NOT SKIP this vital step.)
- Gently rub pumice stone all over the baked-on grime. If you have the standard enamel/ceramic oven floor, this will not harm it! If you have something fancy-schmancy, I am not recommending this!
- Wipe down. Repeat as needed.
- Repeat this process on the grease-spattered oven door. It even works on glass!
- Spray and wipe off grime!
What I love about this is that you don’t have to fumigate yourself with nasty oven cleaners.
It’s also far easier than the vinegar and baking soda method. I’ve tried it. It took me a LONG time to clean my oven.
Only a little “elbow-grease” is needed. You won’t even break a sweat.
A simple de-greaser, cleansing powder without bleach, and a little pumice stone have worked fine for me. No more steel wool needed for this project, either. I used to use a WHOLE pile of steel wool for oven cleaning in the past. No more!
So go ahead and fire up the oven! No worries. You can bake without worrying about someone calling the fire department.