Last night we had our nephew over for dinner and, while basting the chicken in the oven, in haste, some of the honey mustard marinade spilled on the oven floor. (Unfortunately, I don’t have the kind of oven you can line with aluminum foil.) Luckily, I did it early enough in the cooking that there was no burnt smell, and dinner was lovely. Here’s the honey mustard chicken recipe, if you’re interested.
Before bed, I covered the burnt-on chicken sauce with baking soda and sprinkled it with water. That’s all there is to the DIY oven cleaner. Here’s what it looked like and the steps I took:
This, and many recipes for DIY household cleaners we use, comes from an April/May 2007 Mothering Magazine article I have saved and put in the front of my binder of collected cookbook recipes.
Whether you are concerned about your family budget’s bottom line, your health, the environment, or all three, DIY household cleaners work just as well as products purchased at the store, only more frugal and sustainable. Give this simple oven cleaner recipe a try!
Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Detergent (twofrugalfairfielders.com)
Homemade, Inexpensive, and Healthy Household Cleaner for Any Surface (twofrugalfairfielders.com)