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How to clean the oven naturally.

Cleaning our ovens is probably one of the most toxic things we can do in our homes (if you dont do it naturally). Its been a while since I have attempted this, but I finally got to it! Another chore checked off my list.


My oven was horribly coated with a couple of years of baking grime.  Im embarrased to say, its been that long since I have cleaned it. Here is the before picture:

The first thing I did was vacuum out the crumbs with my handy dandy Dyson
Next, I coated the oven with Scour Off Heavy Duty paste.  (mmm, it smells so good).  And, its all natural so I didnt even have to wear gloves! I love this stuff.
It looks like this in the container…


Then I set the timer for 15 minutes, to let the dirt and scour offmarry each other.
And poured a cup of Starbucks coffee…
After 15 minutes, I took a wet scrubber and used some elbow grease… and scrubbed! It came of much easier than I expected.  If you wanted, you could first run your self oven cleaner, and then clean it. Its not necessary- I didn’t do that.

Here is the amazing after!
After I cleaned out the oven, I cleaned the stove top with myBasic H2 degreaser.
I took off the knobs, and sprayed everything… and wiped it all down.
The finished product!
To finish it off, I hung a clean vintage towel.
one more time, 

Before
After
What does your oven look like?

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  1. Love that paste…I’ll have to try me some…I don’t have a dyson or a self-cleaning mechanism on my oven…but I do have a Darling Husband who can muscle up and help me…lol Thanks for sharing those products!

  2. Thanks Roberta. The husbands are sometimes handy for something! ;) Whenever you would like to order, just click on the link to the right of my blog. It will take you straight to my shaklee website. Thanks for visiting!

  3. wow Toni you oven look amazing, I would never of thought to vac out the bottom of the oven. Do you know if you can order Shaklee in Australia?

  4. Jill. Let me find this out and I will get back to you. I will have to call the company. Thanks for visiting. :)

  5. Wow, what a difference! That reminds me – my oven took a couple of spills from Thanksgiving pies. I better get busy!

  6. Wow, I am sold! That looks amazing, and I am mostly excited about the fact it doesn’t smell horrific, but great and natural! And it’s about time for me to clean my oven again, it’s a little overdue!

    Thanks for such a motivating post!

    xoxo,
    Jen

  7. I promise it smells good! ;) Jen I emailed you.

  8. OH MAN! I REALLY need to go and clean my oven. I snooped around your blog. I’m in love. Oraganization and cleaning is something I day dream about. I’m always trying to think up new ways to store stuff and keep it clean. SOOO fun! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to be following your fabulousness:)

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

  9. Hey Toni…I just posted about cleaning my oven and getting my Shaklee products and hopefully you’ll get some traffic from it. Have a great evening!
    Fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/12/wfmw-shaklee-makes-me-one-scouring-fool.html#tp

  10. I just found your blog and love it! I ordered the scouring paste and can’t wait to use it. Thanks for inspiring me!

  11. Thanks for sharing this! I hate using the toxic oven cleaner and it’s nice to see a natural and easy way of cleaning the oven.

  12. Any suggestions for cleaning the oven racks

  13. Any tips for cleaning spills that end up between the panes of glass on the oven door?

  14. Tony, the difference is amazing. It is a pity that in Russia I have not found Shaklee products. Is it possible to order it in Russia?

  15. Very Nice!

  16. Any idea how to get the /inside/ of the door? Where the window is?
    Ours is stained with god knows what (probably a fair dose of cake batter from like, ten years ago…) and I can’t tell if the reason I can’t see through it anymore is due to how dirty it is or if it’s just really old. Because I do try to clean the oven every now and then, being a baker by passion and trade, but the door is the most disgusting part and I’ve no idea how to access it.