Oven Cleaner

"A tip I got from the Australian Women's Weekly."
photo by Chef on the coast photo by Chef on the coast
photo by Chef on the coast
photo by Chef on the coast photo by Chef on the coast
Ready In:
1 clean oven




  • Heat the oven to 200.C then turn it off.
  • Place a small bowl of ammonia on the centre shelf and the bowl of boiling water on the bottom.
  • Close the door and leave overnight, then wipe out with warm soapy water.

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  1. This cleaned pretty good, although my oven was fairly clean, just a couple burned on spots. I still had to scrub them a little with a brillo pad. I probably won't use this again - it made my whole house smell of amonia. Thanks anyway.
  2. Before I got my self-cleaning oven, I would use this recipe several times a year. It's not as stinky as EasyOff and it's easier to wipe out than EasyOff. Perhaps the other reviewer didn't notice that the oven temperature is 200 celsius - which is ~400F.
  3. I wonder why the other review didn't go through. Hmmm. Well what I said was I followed the directions exactly. I went to "wipe" out the oven this morning with warm soapy water and after very hard scrubbing then switching to a scouring pad then an SOS pad - I didn't feel the recipe did what it was supposed to. I will still have to go back to my commercial oven cleaner and reclean my oven. Sorry - the recipe didn't work for me. Tried for the November Aussie/NZ recipe swap.


Melbourne I live on a 5 acre property in the Dandenong Ranges Victoria, Australia, having moved from the burbs when I became pregnant with my now 15 year old daughter Alyssa. Once my daughter was born I became a stay at home mum as I couldn't bear the thought of putting her in daycare. She is the light of my life, I never imagined myself as a mum when younger but now wouldn't have it any other way. Alyssa was made a big sister on the 19th April 2010 when our cheeky little boy Blake was born. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes so quickly become addicted to Zaar as it was previously known & still use it regularly. In addition to being my kids taxi :lol: I also spend my time, reading, gardening and of course shopping. I'm lucky enough that we have the space & so love growing our own fruits, vegies & herbs, this also means we have plenty of room for animals & at the moment have 2 dogs, Max, a Jackshund who's 6, Fletcher, a Kelpie who's 4, 6 cats Snowpea, Fergus, Ginger, Tango, Annie & Cookie, 4 chooks & 2 Ducks. As well as our pets, we also have a lot of native animals around our area, we have kangaroos, wombats, echidna's, possums as well as rosella's, galah's & Cockatoo's hence the name of where I live..
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