How to Clean an RV Oven

The two most important things to remember when cleaning an RV oven are to not leave any standing water and to never use harsh oven-off spray or foaming cleaners. Standing water can harm the electrical wiring with propane ovens, and chemical cleaners often have flammable vapors which are meant for spaces much larger than an RV.

Tools and Materials

  • Cleaning bowl
  • Dish soap
  • vinegar
  • Scrubbing pad
  • Sponge
  • Small whisk broom

Step 1 - Turn off

Before cleaning the interior of the oven, turn everything off and allow the oven to cool if necessary. Whisk broom out any standing debris that is still inside the stove.

Step 2 - Wiping Out

Fill the bowl with warm water and the dish soap. Soak the sponge with soapy water, and then ring out till just damp. Wipe down the interior of the oven removing any dusty film or soot. If the sponge leaves water residue, dry the interior with a towel. Be especially careful around the oven element and the stovetop burners.

Step 3 - Vinegar Soak

For troublesome areas, allow the burned on food to soak in vinegar for 5 minutes before scrubbing off. The same is true for the door of the oven. Be careful about leaving vinegar residue on the rubber stove gasket.