How To Clean An RCA Oven [Detailed Guide]

If your RCA oven is extremely dirty but you don’t know how to clean it, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to clean an RCA oven using different effective methods.

How To Clean An RCA Oven

Below, we show you two different ways to clean your RCA oven.

1st Method

For this method, you will need some baking soda and a dishwashing soap. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven step by step…

Step 1: Turn off the oven.

Step 2: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 3: Get a plastic scraper.

Step 4: Scrape off any loose food bits in the oven using the plastic scraper.

Step 5: Wipe out the loose food bits from the oven’s interior using a paper towel.

Step 6: Get some baking soda and a bowl.

Step 7: Pour four parts baking soda, one part dishwashing soap, and one part water into the bowl.

Step 8: Mix the baking soda well to form a thick paste.

Step 9: Apply the paste on the oven walls using a brush or soft sponge. Make sure you don’t get the paste on any of the oven’s heating components.

Step 10: If your oven is extremely dirty, leave it to sit for a few hours. The longer you leave the paste to sit, the easier it will be to clean later on.

Step 11: Afterwards, get a sponge.

Step 12: Scrub the oven using the sponge.

Step 13: Wipe out the baking soda paste from the oven using some paper towels.

Step 14: Spray some water on the oven interior to rinse.

Step 15: Wipe the interior using a damp cloth.

Step 16: If there are any black spots in the oven that didn’t come off, scrub them using a wet pumice stone.

Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean an RCA oven using baking soda and dishwashing soap.

2nd Method

For this second method, you will need a store bought oven cleaner. Note that store bought oven cleaners smell strongly of chemicals. So, if you are sensitive to them, it would be best for you not to use this method. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven using a store bought oven cleaner…

Step 1: For safety, make sure to turn the oven off.

Step 2: If your oven is hot from previous use, leave it to cool down completely. Spraying an oven cleaner in a hot oven can be very dangerous.

Step 3: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door.

Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 5: Put on some gloves.

Step 6: Get the store bought oven cleaner.

Step 7: With your face at a distance, spray the oven cleaner all over the interior of the oven. Make sure you don’t get the cleaner on the heating elements as this could damage them.

Step 8: Once you are done, shut the door.

Step 9: Leave the cleaner to sit for a few hours. If possible, leave the cleaner to sit overnight.

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Step 10: Afterwards, open the door and put on some gloves.

Step 11: Get a soft and damp sponge.

Step 12: Using the sponge, scrub the oven interior. Try your best not to get the cleaner on your skin while doing this.

Step 13: Once you are done scrubbing, wipe out the cleaner in the oven using paper towels.

Step 14: Mix together a cup of water and a third cup vinegar.

Step 15: Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Step 16: Spray the mixture all over the oven’s interior to rinse off the cleaner.

Step 17: Wipe the interior using a cloth.

Step 18: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean an RCA oven using a store bought oven cleaner.

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How To Use RCA Oven Self Clean

Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven using the self clean feature…

Step 1: If the oven is still hot from previous use, leave it to cool down to room temperature before proceeding.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside. Leaving the racks in the oven during the self clean cycle will cause them to get warped and sometimes discolored.

Step 4: If there are any other accessories in the oven, make sure to remove them.

Step 5: Also take off any pots or pans on the stove top.

Step 6: Scrape off any loose bits of food from the oven’s interior.

Step 7: Wipe out the loose food bits from the oven using a paper towel.

Step 8: Shut the oven door and push the door lock lever to the right to lock.

Step 9: Turn the oven’s control knob to select “Clean”.

Step 10: Select how long you want the feature to run using the up and down arrows.

Step 11: Press “Start” to start the self cleaning cycle. While the oven is self cleaning, make sure not touch it as it will get very hot. Also make sure that all the windows in your home are open so that any smoke from the oven isn’t trapped inside.

Step 12: At the end of the self clean cycle, you will hear a signal. Do not open the door immediately after the self clean cycle as it will still be extremely hot. Leave the oven to cool down completely to room temperature.

Step 13: Slide the lock lever to the left and open the door once the oven has cooled down.

Step 14: Get a damp cloth.

Step 15: Wipe out the ash in the oven using the damp cloth.

Step 16: Return all the accessories to the oven.

Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven.

How To Clean RCA Oven Racks

Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven’s racks using different methods.

1st Method

For this first method, you will need some dishwashing tablets. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven’s racks using dishwasher tabs…

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Step 1: Line your bath tub with a towel.

Step 2: Plug the bath tub drain.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Take the racks out of the oven.

Step 5: Drop three dishwasher tabs into the bath tub.

Step 6: Pour some boiling hot water over the dishwashing tabs to dissolve them completely.

Step 7: Once the tabs are dissolved, place the racks in the bath tub.

Step 8: Submerge the racks in the hottest water you can get.

Step 9: Leave the racks to sit in the water for three hours. If possible, leave the racks overnight. The longer you leave them, the easier they will be to scrub.

Step 10: Afterwards, take out the racks from the water.

Step 11: Get a sponge or scouring pad.

Step 12: Scrub the oven racks. The dirt should come off easily.

Step 13: Rinse the racks with some cool water.

Step 14: Place the racks on a cloth to dry.

Step 15: Once the racks are dry, open the oven door and slide them back in.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

2nd Method

This second method should be used if your oven racks aren’t extremely dirty. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven’s racks…

Step 1: Line your bath tub with a cloth.

Step 2: Plug the bath tub drain.

Step 3: Open the door of your oven and take out the racks.

Step 4: Place the racks in the bath tub.

Step 5: Submerge the racks in the hottest water possible. Do not fill the tub, just stop once the racks are completely submerged.

Step 6: Pour a cup of vinegar into the hot water.

Step 7: Also pour in a cup of baking soda.

Step 8: Leave the racks to sit in this water overnight.

Step 9: The next day, take out the racks from the water.

Step 10: Scrub the racks using a soft sponge.

Step 11: Rinse the racks with some cool water.

Step 12: Place the racks on a towel or cloth to dry.

Step 13: As soon as the racks are dry, open the oven door and return them.

Step 14: Shut the oven door.

3rd Method

For this third method, you will need some ammonia. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean the racks of your RCA oven…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 3: Get a plastic bag. The bag should be big enough to fit the racks.

Step 4: Place the racks in the bag.

Step 5: Pour some ammonia into the bag. Do not pour in too much.

Step 6: Tie the bag and keep it outside.

Step 7: Leave the racks to sit overnight.

Step 8: Afterwards, untie the bag.

Step 9: Put on some gloves for safety.

Step 10: Take out the racks from the bag.

Step 11: Get a soft sponge.

Step 12: Scrub the racks with the sponge. Make sure you don’t get the ammonia on your skin while doing this.

Step 13: Place the racks in a bowl of warm soapy water.

Step 14: Leave the racks in the water for a few minutes. This will get rid of the oven cleaner residue.

Step 15: Take the racks out of the water and rinse them.

Step 16: Place the racks on a towel or cloth to dry.

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Step 17: Once the racks are dry, open the oven door and slide them back in.

Step 18: Shut the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean an RCA oven’s racks step by step.

How To Clean An RCA Oven Door

Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven door using different methods.

1st Method

For this method, you will need some baking soda and vinegar. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven door with baking soda and vinegar…

Step 1: Turn off the oven.

Step 2: Leave the oven to cool down if it’s still hot previous.

Step 3: Once the oven has cooled down completely, open the door.

Step 4: Pour some baking soda into a bowl.

Step 5: Add a little water to the bowl of baking soda and mix to form a thick paste.

Step 6: Leave the paste to sit for an hour.

Step 7: After an hour, get some vinegar and a spray bottle.

Step 8: Pour the vinegar into the spray bottle.

Step 9: Spray the vinegar on the door.

Step 10: Using a soft and damp sponge, gently scrub the oven door.

Step 11: Wipe the door with a paper towel.

Step 12: Spray some water on the oven door to rinse.

Step 13: Get a microfiber cloth.

Step 14: Wipe the door using the microfiber cloth.

Step 15: Shut the oven door.

2nd Method

For this second method, you will need a store bought oven cleaner. Below, we show you how to clean an RCA oven door using a store bought oven cleaner…

Step 1: Leave the oven to cool down to room temperature if it is hot from previous use.

Step 2: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door.

Step 3: Put on some gloves and get the oven cleaner.

Step 4: Spray the cleaner on the oven door.

Step 5: Leave the cleaner to sit on the door for at least an hour.

Step 6: After an hour, get a soft sponge.

Step 7: Put your gloves back on.

Step 8: Scrub the oven door with the soft sponge.

Step 9: Once you are done scrubbing, get a paper towel and wipe off the oven cleaner.

Step 10: Spray some water on the oven door to rinse off the cleaner.

Step 11: Wipe the door using a damp micro fiber cloth.

Step 12: Shut the oven door.

3rd Method

For this method, you will need a dishwasher tablet. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean your RCA oven door using a dishwasher tablet…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Pour some warm water into a small bowl and place it on the door.

Step 3: Get a dishwasher tablet.

Step 4: Unwrap the tablet.

Step 5: Drop the red ball in the center of the tablet into the warm water.

Step 6: Put on some gloves.

Step 7: Hold the dishwasher tab with the white part down, in the warm water for a few seconds.

Step 8: Take the tab out of the water and scrub the door with it.

Step 9: After some scrubs, dip the tab back into the water.

Step 10: Once you are done scrubbing, lift the bowl off and get a paper towel.

Step 11: Wipe the broken pieces of the dishwasher tab off the oven door.

Step 12: Mix some water and vinegar in a spray bottle.

Step 13: Spray the mixture on the door.

Step 14: Get a microfiber cloth.

Step 15: Wipe the door with the cloth.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean an RCA oven door using a dishwasher tablet.

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