I never really noticed how much attention our oven was in need of. Each time I cleaned the kitchen, I would wipe down the stove top with my DIY all purpose cleaner and that was that. I figured the grease that was stuck on the burners and inside the oven were pretty much permanent. It wasn't until I started seeing all of the oven cleaning tips on Pinterest that I realized just how dirty the oven actually was. These tips shed light on the fact that my oven needed cleaning and that I should be ashamed of myself since most of them are so easy. I chose to clean everything at one time, so it was a little time consuming but well worth the effort! pinchingyourpennies.com. This post seemed to be too good to be true, so I only did one burner to start off with. The results were amazing! All you need is some ammonia, a gallon sized ziplock bag, a scrubber, and about 12 hours. onegoodthingbyjillee.com. Click on the link to see her full step by step. Since the inside of my oven wasn't that bad (since I followed these tips months ago) I followed the advice listed right on the ammonia bottle: pour some ammonia in a bowl and stick it in your oven overnight. The above prep took all of 5 minutes, and then I left my oven alone while I went to sleep. The next day, I scrubbed up the rest of my burners, and turned my attention back to the oven. I opened the oven door and allowed the ammonia to vent for about 15 minutes (make sure to open all of your windows.) During that time I started cleaning the oven hood using olive oil- another tip from onegoodthingbyjillee.com with a few little tweaks I added. I used a paper towel to spread a thin layer of olive oil over the entire hood. I then used small circular motions to loosen up the grime. Next I spread a layer of baking soda to get the rest of that greasy dust off of the hood with my paper towel. mom4real.com. My oven required a simple screwdriver to undo the 2 screws holding the handle to the door. I used an ottoman to prop the door open while I unscrewed the screws. My oven handle came off so I placed in the sink. The door was then separated allowing me to easily clean between the 2 panes.
I then realized the oven door vent at the top would also come off, so I threw that in sink as well to scrub up with a steel wired brush. After putting the vent and handle back on, my door panels were screwed back in place.After a quick wipe down, my oven looked a thousand time better! I never again have to be ashamed of the shape of my oven.