When you move into a new apartment, the hope is that you will have all new appliances that are clean and look great. But that’s often far from being the actual case. More often than not, landlords try and find the cheapest appliance option, and that can mean an oven that’s far from being clean. The other possibility is that you may move into a place where the last renters weren’t the cleanest folks, and that might mean that you now have a very dirty oven to work with.
If you need some help cleaning up your oven, here are some of our best tips – take it from a Denver moving company with a lot of experience, we’ve seen a lot of really dirty ovens!
How to Get Rid of the Gunk
You can buy oven cleaner that’s full of really toxic chemicals, but there are other ways to go about cleaning the gunk out of an oven.
- Make a thick rub of baking soda and water.
- Slather the rub all over the inside of your oven, and let this sit overnight.
- The next morning, remove all of the rub with a scrubbing sponge or dry towel.
- Use a wet towel to get rid of the excess baking soda scrub.
- Fill a spray bottle with vinegar.
- Spray the vinegar inside of your oven, and wipe that off with some paper towels.
After this process, you should have a completely clean oven.
The Oven Racks
As far as the racks go, these will need special treatment, and you have two good options.
Option 1: you can put your oven racks in your dishwasher, and start the cycle. If your dishwasher can accommodate the racks, you should have clean oven racks in no time.
Option 2: you can soak your racks in your bathtub by adding some dishwashing liquid to your tub, letting the racks soak, and then scrubbing the racks after a good soak.
Both methods should leave you with cleaner oven racks, and this will mean a cleaner oven all around.
Denver Moving Company Cleaning Tip
We’ve helped people move into all kinds of apartments in many different areas, so we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Many people that move into an apartment are often discouraged by the state of the appliances in the apartment, but you can really get things into good shape by using the right cleaning products and some elbow grease. Even the oldest oven can look somewhat new after soaking and cleaning. If you love the place that you want to move into, but hate the look of the appliances, keep in mind that you can always clean up any stove or dishwasher or other appliance that’s in the new place.
In most states, landlords have to provide appliances that are in working order, but that doesn’t mean those things have to be new or in great shape, so do keep that in mind when haggling for a new stove. In the meantime, though, you can make your stove look like new by following the tips above.
Getting to Your New Spot
Once you have found the perfect new place, give us a call, and we’ll help you get there quickly. As a top Denver moving company, we’ve helped a lot of people move into new places both here in Denver and in Fort Collins. We also offer long distance moving services, so let us know what you need whether you’re moving to Thornton or to any other place in Colorado. In addition to helping you if you are moving to Thornton, we also offer storage solutions in both Denver and Fort Collins.
Give us a call for a free moving quote, or to ask us about moving to Thornton or any other moving questions that you may have. In the meantime, let us know what your favorite method of cleaning an old oven is.