Oven cleaning is one of my least favorite jobs - it is right up there with cleaning grout. Yuck! Even though I have a self-cleaning oven I still have work to do because I am a slob when baking or roasting. So, when I came across these DIY solutions, I was right on them. These came from TipNuts. This site is packed full of info on just about anything. Spend some time on the site and your life will be simpler - just what we like.
Generously sprinkle baking soda over the water. Leave overnight.
The next day wipe out much of the baking soda and grime.
Soak a sponge in hot water, squeeze out excess water and scrub away grime with liquid dish detergent first drizzled over the sponge.
In a heat safe glass dish, fill with ammonia and set on middle rack (about 1 to 2 cups of ammonia).
In another dish, fill with boiling water and set on bottom rack (2 cups).
The next morning, remove dishes and wipe down the inside with a hot wet sponge first drizzled with baking soda.
#33 tsp Borax
1/4 cup vinegar
1/8 cup liquid dish soap
2 cups hot water
Baking soda (do not add to mix)
Spray mixture generously to cover surface completely.
Sprinkle generous amounts of baking soda on top.
Spray liquid mixture over the baking soda.
The next morning wipe out the mixture and wash the surface with hot soapy water.
#41 cup baking soda
1/3 cup table salt
Mix together the dry ingredients then sprinkle over the water.
Spray again with water.
Leave overnight. Wipe out the next morning and wash with hot soapy water.
The next day remove the racks and wash them in hot soapy water.
If they aren’t that grimy, you can choose instead to soak them in hot soapy water. Scrub with a baking soda and water paste.
Wipe the surface with vinegar to remove any residue left behind by cleaner.
Line the bottom with a large foil baking sheet or a strip of aluminum foil to catch spills and drips.