Not any more, the secret is Bicarb of Soda
- Large quantities of bicarbonate of soda (not the little supermarket baking pots),
- Warm water.
- A paint brush
- A scraper or some sorts, I use a plastic pollyfiller knife, but a wallpaper scraper is fine
You can get larger quantities of bicarbonate of soda from your local chemist or online. I have used Summer Naturals in the past.
- Mix the bicarb and water into a thick paste, so that it doesn't drip
- Use the paint brush to coat the paste across the oven door and walls
- Leave for at least 30 minutes to allow the brown residue to begin to soften and melt
- Scrape off the paste
- For any stubborn areas reapply the paste and repeat.
- Using a clean cloth make sure you remove all residue
- You can also do the same with the shelves and racks, but I would advise leaving for an hour or so and making the paste lightly thicker, so you can get it on. Also a butter knife is the perfect scraper for them.
If you have any suggestions for oven cleaning, I would love to hear them.