DIY: Oven cleaner

Oven cleaner is not very safe. In fact, any chemical that you are never supposed to touch or inhale is probably not so good for the environment cleaner. But if you have an old oven, sometimes that is the only way to get those nasty food spills off the bottom (you know, before they set your house on fire). That is until table salt was invented. Okay, table salt has been around for a long time and this whole time it has been able to take the stains off the bottom of your oven in an eco and budget-friendly way. Who knew?

First, warm up the oven to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Then cover the stain with table salt while the oven is still warm (but be careful, it’s still warm).  After it cools, scrape the stain with a spatula then wipe with a damp cloth. If it doesn’t get the whole stain off try again by heating the oven up a little higher. Sometimes it takes a little elbow grease to save the environment.