You didn’t think that we would go through the entire deep clean series and never get to the oven, did you? No one likes to clean the oven, especially if it gets used a lot. It’s not just you, we all dread it.
If you have a self-cleaning oven. Follow the instructions in your operator’s manual. Don’t forget to remove the racks and any big chunks of food from the bottom of the oven first.
If your oven is not self-cleaning, you’ve likely got a bigger job ahead of you today. But don’t worry, Easy-Off and Barkeeper’s Friend were made for jobs like these, just NOT AT THE SAME TIME. Please follow the label’s instructions. If the room needs to be well-ventilated, don’t ignore the warning.
If your range and oven are a single appliance, you will want to clean your cooktop before cleaning the oven. You don’t want the cooktop heating up as you are cleaning it. If your range and oven are separate units, you can do both at the same time, live it up. (This assumes you are lucky enough to have a self-cleaning oven or help.)
While you are in the kitchen and cleaning mode, go ahead and give the microwave a good clean-up. If you have been playing along, it’s been two months since we’ve done the kitchen deep clean.