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Rinse and Dry Your Oven Racks
By morning all the grime should have loosened, and rubbing a scrub sponge or even the wet dryer sheets over the racks will remove the buildup easily. Drain the tub, and use the showerhead to give the racks a good rinse. Dry and they’re ready to go back into the clean oven.
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Baking Soda + Vinegar = Magic
Now that your baking soda paste has sat overnight, take a spray bottle of equal parts water and vinegar and fully saturate all surfaces of the oven. You’ll see the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar begin to bubble and break up baked on char. Spray extra vinegar over problem areas and let the spray soak in for about 15 minutes.
Put that magic baking soda to work to eliminate the stink from shoes, you’ll be amazed at the results.
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Wipe Out the Wet Paste
Next take a damp sponge and wipe out all the wet paste. You will likely need a few passes with a clean sponge to get all the residue, but you might be surprised by how much brown gunk was living in your oven. For especially tough spots on the oven, a scrub brush and steel wool can help to break them up. Just be careful not to scratch the oven’s finish.