How TO CLEAN THE OVEN
Get grease-free with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar
1 LEAVE IT TO SOAK Remove anything from inside the oven and pop the racks and grills to soak in a large container or sink with hot, soapy water.
2 MAKE A PASTE Rather than using man-made chemicals, simply mix up half a cup of bicarb with a few spoonfuls of water to create a paste. It works wonders at tackling burnt-on food.
3 COAT THE INSIDE Spread the homemade paste all over the inside of the oven, avoiding the heating elements, and rub it in to dissolve grime. Leave it to soak in for 12 hours or longer – overnight is best.
4 SCRAPE THE SIDES Use a plastic spatula to scrape the sides down and help remove the paste, grime and carbon.
5 SPRAY IT All down Wipe as much of the paste off as you can and then spritz with a solution of half vinegar and half water.
6 wipe IT CLEAN Take a damp cloth and wipe out the remaining sodavinegar mixture until all the residue has gone. Wipe down the racks to ensure they’re completely clean and then pop back inside.