Stop bending over backward (or forward) to get your oven clean. Cleaning the interior of a range is a formidable task, plain and simple. Bending over and going headfirst into a messy oven for hours while you scrub away at gunk is less than ideal. But what if there were an easier way?
Thankfully there is. It’s so sinple, you can do it in your sleep. First, preheat your oven to 150 degrees. Meanwhile, arrange a medium-sized pot of water to boil on your stovetop. Once the oven preheats, turn it off. If you own a gas stove, confirm the pilot light is extinguished as soon as you have concluded preheating the oven. Once the oven is preheated, and the water boiling, pour a cup of ammonia into a shallow baking dish and set it on the top rack of your oven. Put the pot of boiling water on the bottom shelf. Now, wait. Since the oven isn’t running, you can even leave it overnight, but a minimum of three hours is advised.
Once the ammonia has had sufficient time to loosen any grime inside the oven, unload the ammonia and water. Add a little dish soap to the ammonia, and employ the soapy ammonia combination and a sponge to swab away any grease or grime. It should be pretty easy since the ammonia relaxed the stains.