Safety first, we need safety glasses/face shield to protect us from splashes and inadvertently spraying ourselves. We will also need rubber gloves long enough to protect our forearms from any splatters as well. I also put on some clothing that I don't mind getting dirty or ruined. Now that we have all of our safety equipment, they’re a few things we need to watch for. When using a spray be careful not to spray any wires, lights, electrical elements or pilot light. For gas stoves turn off the pilot light, I would even go a step further and turn off the gas to the stove.
This task could talk a lot of elbow grease (hard work). Use an abrasive pad or scouring powder to remove deposits left behind on the surfaces in the oven. Over scrubbing or scrubbing too hard will cause surface scratches and make it easier for other spills to seep into surface and in turn making it harder to remove future spills and splatters. Try the following:
1. Place a 1/2 cup of ammonia in the oven and close. Make sure you inform everyone in the home about the ammonia in the oven to prevent anyone from using it. Let stand overnight, then wipe loosened grime with a bucket of water and a cloth, repeat as necessary. Remove excessive debris with an abrasive scrubbing pad. Remember not too hard!
2. Cut-up two lemons or limes, squeeze them into an oven proof bowl filled with water. Place the squeezed lemons or limes into the same bowl of water and juice into the oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave for about 1 hour until there is little water in the bowl. Watch periodically to insure water doesn't dry out. Wait until oven reaches an acceptable temperature open and wipe out with a damp cloth.
3. Call You’ve Got Maids of Virginia Beach. Tell them you want the lady to clean your oven!
Click below for a free house cleaning estimate, or call us today at 757.932.5326!