The self-cleaning cycle of the gas stove produced the highest pollutant levels by far -- the maximum level of PM10 was over 3,600 micrograms per cubic meter over several hours.
Because our June momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge will focus on cleaning the kitchen naturally, I knew I had to take the plunge. Here is what our oven looked like after three years of spills:
I followed this recipe offered by Karyn Siegel-Maier in her book The Naturally Clean Home:
- 1/2 c. sea salt
- 1/4 c. washing soda
- 2 c. baking soda
I followed these instructions, and two hours later my oven looked like this:
No harmful vapors . . . just a clean oven ready for our next meal!