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Part 2 of 3: How to Clean Your Oven | Chemical-Free Cleaning Techniques

Welcome back, oven-cleaning enthusiasts! In part one, we talked about some best practices and tips for cleaning your oven. But now, it's time to talk about chemical-free cleaning techniques. If you're someone who wants to clean your oven without harsh chemicals, then this post is for you.

First up, let's talk about the materials you'll need. You'll need some baking soda, white vinegar, a spray bottle, and some old towels or rags. That's it! It's that simple.

Start by removing the oven racks and soaking them in warm water with a bit of dish soap. While they soak, let's move on to the oven itself. Grab that trusty Duo Cover® and place it on the oven floor to catch any spills and crumbs. It's perfect for protecting your oven from messes and saving you time and effort later on.

Next, make a paste out of baking soda and water. You'll want a thick, spreadable consistency. Use a sponge or brush to apply the paste all over the interior of the oven, focusing on the areas with built-up grime and grease. Let it sit for a few hours, or even overnight if you can.

While the paste does its magic, let's talk about another eco-friendly product: the ZipBag®. These reusable silicone storage bags are perfect for keeping your leftovers fresh without the need for plastic wrap or disposable containers. Plus, they're great for sous vide cooking and taking snacks on-the-go!

Back to the oven. Once the paste has had time to work its magic, it's time to wipe it all away. Use a damp towel or rag to wipe away as much of the paste as possible. Then, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it all over the interior of the oven. The vinegar will react with the baking soda to create a foam that will help lift away any remaining grime.

Give the oven one last wipe down with a clean towel or rag and replace the oven racks. Voila! Your oven is now clean and chemical-free.

Before we wrap up, let's talk about maintenance and care. To keep your oven in tip-top shape, make sure to wipe away any spills or crumbs as soon as possible. Use the UniLid® to cover any leftover dishes and keep them fresh. And when it's time for a deep clean, use these chemical-free techniques to keep your oven looking and smelling like new.

And don't forget about the Swedish Dishcloth! These all-natural cleaning cloths are a great substitute for paper towels and can be rinsed, dried, and reused over and over again. Plus, they're compostable, so you can feel good about your cleaning routine.

That's it for part two of our oven-cleaning series. Stay tuned for part three, where we'll dive into oven maintenance and care. Until then, happy cleaning!

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