You’ll Never Clean Your Oven the Same After This TikTok Hack

This magic formula will leave your oven sparkling clean!

OK, raise your hand if you like cleaning the oven. No one? Yeah, that sounds about right. It’s a thankless task, and sometimes, “self-clean” simply isn’t enough.

But wait! Before you put a clothespin over your nose and grab the oven cleaner, check out this TikTok that explains how to clean your oven. It’s beyond easy and saves you from having to scrub for hours to get rid of baked-on food and grime.

Here’s What You Need

This hack is so popular in part because it doesn’t require harsh chemicals, like the ones you’d find in commercial oven cleaners. For this simple oven scrub, you only need three basic ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dish soap, such as Dawn
  • 1-1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vinegar

You’ll also need a bowl to mix the ingredients in, as well as an abrasive sponge to remove the formula from your oven.

How to Clean Your Oven, According to TikTok

This oven-cleaning hack is as easy as they come! Here’s what you do, according to TikTok user @carmsd:

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Start by mixing together all the ingredients. The baking soda and vinegar will bubble at first, but keep stirring until it forms a uniform paste.

Next, use your sponge to apply a liberal amount of paste to the interior walls of your oven, including the inside of the oven door. Spread the paste around in an even layer, and leave it to sit in your oven overnight.

The next day, use the abrasive side of your sponge to wipe away the paste, along with all of that nasty grease and grime. Finally, rinse the inside of your oven with water, then step back to admire the gunk-free shine. Don’t forget to clean your oven’s greasy window, too.

Does It Really Work?

This viral TikTok video has racked up more than 2.5 million views. While it may seem too good to be true, many people have tried it for themselves, with success: “I did it and it worked!” writes one commenter.

“I actually use this technique for everything I have to clean including carpet, sofas, upholstered chairs, any kind of stain. It works miracles!” says another TikTok user. Here’s more on how to clean grease off of most kitchen surfaces.

More Ways to Make Your Life Easier with TikTok

This isn’t the only TikTok life hack that has saved us time, money and beads of sweat. TikTok has also saved our stained Tupperware, helped us clean our dishwasher filters and gotten our wooden spoons cleaner than they’ve been since we brought them home from the store.

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Camryn Rabideau
Camryn Rabideau is freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, home, smart technology and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to combine her love for fashion and writing. Despite pressure from her peers, she remains on team #NoOxfordComma.
Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.