How To Clean The Oven With Water

It’s the most effective method of cleaning food and other food/dish debris from the oven.

If you’re tired of the white bread sticking to the bottom of your toaster oven, this trick is a quick, easy way to remove those grime and debris, without ruining the appearance of your food. Use water instead of dishwater and a pastry brush to do your dirty work. The pastry brush won’t create a mess like your hands, but it will remove the food residue from the bottom of the pot. Just be sure to wipe down the bottom of the pot and your hands with a dishwasher detergent before putting it back in the oven. And yes, you do need a towel to clean the oven to get all the food off your oven’s surface.

The best part is that this isn’t even the most common way people use water. Sometimes I’ll see people use a large bowl of water on their stovetop, because their stovetops are large and the water can’t fit in the oven. While that might go well in some situations, your oven is not really designed for large water bowls. It actually has a built-in drainage system; the reason it won’t fit into the oven is due to the way the bottom of the food/dish is heated.

That said, you should still try some cooking with water. I used to use mine a lot when I cooked over wood fireplaces and didn’t like the results much. The water tends to boil up, and then you’re left with a lot of ashes and a black stain at the same time. To eliminate the issue, keep the kitchen as clean as you can, or wash up a little beforehand.

Once these dishes and all other foods are completely clean, put the pot back in the oven. At this point, it’s best to leave the pot alone and let the temperature settle during the next few minutes, to prevent the bottom of the pot from over-heating. If the pot isn’t properly heated, the bottom of it may stick to the bottom of the pot and you’ll need to take steps to keep it from sticking. You can use aluminum foil, or just keep water on your countertop and pour off what you need while cooking, since your cookware should be clean anyway.

It’s also best to turn the heat off at this point, so the bottom doesn’t bake and burn. If a cookbook tells you to keep the heat on for the next hour or so, do it while it’s still cold. I’ll post the following information on my site when I find a good time to post it.

This is a video of me cleaning my own oven using only water using a long wooden pastry brush, instead of using the pastry brush to clean the outside the bottom of the pot with, it’s so much better:

And here’s a video of me cleaning my own oven using only water using a pastry brush instead of water on the bottom and then letting it cool.

Now you simply place your food or other food and/or food debris in the pot with ice, water, and the pastry brush. Let it cool for a few minutes until it’s cold enough to use, but not ice cold. You can also put it in the microwave or on a wire rack until the ice melts.

The best thing to do is to wait about 30 minutes before you do anything with it. I wait on the fridge, and it’s usually no problems at all. This method isn’t as precise as using a wire rack or oven mitt, but it works and you’ll clean your pots at least a little bit easier.

So what do you do next? You could clean your pots and pans by hand , which you probably will if your pots are really old, but that’s just not a fun option . This is one of the ways I clean most of my pots and pans without spending a lot of time washing pots in a kitchen sink.