Non-Toxic Oven Cleaning: A Review of Campanelli Cleaning Paste

Cleaning the oven is a task that I always put off for longer than I should. I hate the strong odors and harsh chemicals associated with conventional oven cleaners.

However, maintaining a sparkling clean oven is essential. I wish I really adhered to this. The truth be told, I clean my oven right before I have company out of embarrassment.

The good news is that you can achieve excellent results without exposing yourself to toxic fumes or using harmful chemicals. In this article I am going to share my review of one particular natural cleaner; Campanelli Cleaning Paste.  

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The Hazards of Conventional Oven Cleaners

Conventional oven cleaners often contain strong acids, sodium hydroxide, and other harmful chemicals that emit toxic fumes. These fumes can be particularly concerning if you have respiratory issues or a sensitive immune system.

The harsh ingredients can damage the oven’s surfaces, especially if it’s made of stainless steel, and can potentially harm the environment, especially if they end up in the septic tank.

I’ve also had a bad experience using my oven’s self-cleaning mode. It smells terrible and gets so hot that the whole house is hot. It’s already 110 degrees outside, so I don’t need that.

Natural Ingredients: Your Oven’s Best Friends

My oven had become a bit of a mess with baked-on grease and burnt-on food in the bottom of the oven. This is my oven before cleaning:

 I was looking for a store-bought oven cleaner that didn’t have a strong odor.    I know there are a lot of home made oven cleaners you can use like baking soda paste, white vinegar with lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide, but I decided to try this instead.

I have used baking soda in the past and its pretty time-consuming and messy.

Campanelli cleaning paste claims to clean all sorts of surfaces with very little elbow grease so I wanted to give it a try and post a review with the pros and cons.

Campenelli’s is mild abrasive and according to the packaging, is safe to use on glass stove tops, glass, non-stick cook ware, silver, gold, ceramic and stainless steel sinks.  It specifies that it should not be used on highly polished stainless steel, copper, silver or gold. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Oven Cleaning

1. Prepare Your Oven:

  • Ensure the oven is cold.
  • Remove oven racks, thermometer, and any other removable parts.

2.  Apply Campanelli Cleaning Paste:

  • The instructions say to apply the paste with a soft cloth and gently rub.  
  • It doesn’t specify any sort of waiting period for the paste to work, but instead says to wipe the excess paste with a damp cloth or sponge. 

3.   Racks and Removable Parts:

  • I cleaned the oven racks separately in the sink, using the paste and a sponge. 

4. Glass Oven Door:

  • I used the Campanelli paste on the oven glass as well by just applying it and then wiping it clean.  

Pros and Cons of Campanelli Cleaning Paste


  1. First and foremost, I didn’t have to come up with this concoction.  I just ordered it and it was delivered to my door.  I’m lazy so I like that.
  2. Campanelli is a thick paste so it was easy to apply.
  3. The product is lemon-scented.  In all honesty, it had very little scent, which is a pro in my book.
  4. I did scrub the interior of the oven a bit after applying the paste, but I didn’t have to scrub much to see results.  I didn’t have a scouring pad so I just used a wet sponge.
  5. At first I thought the tub of paste was a little on the small side and wouldn’t clean much, but I was surprised at how little I used.  In addition, it is an all purpose cleaner, so I can use it on all sorts of things. 


  1. I ended up repeating the application process a second time to get better results.  I didn’t mind so much because the process was simple, but once would be more efficient. On the left is the oven after just one application of the paste and on the right after a second application.

2. I was left with a few stains in the bottom of the oven.  I am not that picky and was pleased with how easy it was to get my oven clean.

Maintenance Tips for a Clean Oven

  • Self-Cleaning Cycle: Many modern ovens come with a self-cleaning feature. Utilize this feature to reduce the need for frequent deep cleaning.
  • Spot Cleaning: After spills and baking sessions, quickly wipe down any messes to prevent the buildup of tough stains.
  • Regular Oven Racks Cleaning: Remove and clean oven racks every few months to prevent layers of grease from accumulating.
  • Use Oven Liners: Consider placing non-stick oven liners on the bottom of your oven to catch drips and spills, making cleanup easier.

Embrace the Natural Approach

Cleaning your oven doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals and strong odors. By opting for natural ingredients and methods, you can achieve sparkling results with minimal effort.

I was pretty pleased with the results I got with Campenelli Cleaning Paste. This combined with a little elbow grease transformed my dirty oven into a shining, fume-free kitchen companion. So, say goodbye to toxic fumes and embrace the power of nature for a cleaner, healthier kitchen environment.

If you liked this post you might like, 4 steps to a squeaky clean a toaster oven or how to clean a stainless steel sink.

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