Honestly, I like to cook in the oven. It’s because I’m lazy. When I’m ready to cook, I preheat the oven, put what I want to cook in the tray, sprinkle some seasoning and leave it in the oven until it’s ready.
Sadly, I’m also lazy when it comes to cleaning… therefore, the “burns” accumulate on oven trays and pans and nothing cleans harder than baked-on food. It seems impossible to remove them at some point. To be completely honest, at one point I wished the gray tray full of black grease would turn completely black so that I would not be able to distinguish them anymore. No, it didn’t happen.
Fortunately, I was able to find the solution. Here it is:
There is a relatively simple solution, which you probably already know. The substance is hydrogen peroxide, which decomposes rapidly in water and oxygen. Although hydrogen peroxide is most commonly known as a disinfectant, it is also capable of dissolving things. Adding baking soda improves its effectiveness.
🧽 How to proceed
➡ It takes about 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda and about the same amount of hydrogen peroxide. Add hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda in a glass and whisk until moist, but not paste-like.
➡ Depending on how old the stains are, let the mixture act for at least 30 minutes, then rub them with the sponge’s abrasive surface.
➡ Although the hydrogen peroxide mixture is not dangerous to human skin, it tends to dry it, so I recommend wearing latex or rubber gloves.
➡ After all the dirt is removed, rinse with cold water.
The good news is that it works on pans and stove racks as well. Do not prepare a larger quantity than you need since hydrogen peroxide quickly decomposes and loses its qualities.
🔄 Please share this cheap and fast cleaning method if you find it useful in the kitchen!