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12 Time-Saving Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Food Network Logo By Brent Furdyk of Food Network | Slide 1 of 12: <p>Scrubbing the inside of an oven is a dirty, nasty, time-consuming task, and even supposedly self-cleaning ovens don't really clean all that well. What to do? Heat your oven to about 150°F, then turn it off. Place <a href="http://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/homemade-oven-cleaners/">a bowl containing 1/2 cup of ammonia</a> on the oven's top rack, and a large pan of boiling water on the bottom rack, and close the oven door and leave overnight. The next day, remove the dish and pan, and let the oven air out a bit before wiping the the interior down with a damp rag that's been soaked in water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. The baked-on gunk will wipe right off, leaving your oven looking like new. (Warning: if you have a gas oven, this should only be attempted if the pilot light is out and the gas line has been shut off.)</p>

Clean Oven Overnight With Ammonia

Scrubbing the inside of an oven is a dirty, nasty, time-consuming task, and even supposedly self-cleaning ovens don't really clean all that well. What to do? Heat your oven to about 150°F, then turn it off. Place a bowl containing 1/2 cup of ammonia on the oven's top rack, and a large pan of boiling water on the bottom rack, and close the oven door and leave overnight. The next day, remove the dish and pan, and let the oven air out a bit before wiping the the interior down with a damp rag that's been soaked in water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. The baked-on gunk will wipe right off, leaving your oven looking like new. (Warning: if you have a gas oven, this should only be attempted if the pilot light is out and the gas line has been shut off.)

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