Stop the smoke when something spills in the oven

When you’re baking and something spills in the oven and starts to smoke up the house, the ideal solution is to turn off the oven, let it cool, and get it cleaned up. But what if you’re having company and must get the food cooked… or worse yet, in the middle of cooking a thanksgiving turkey?

baking-sodaBaking Soda to the Rescue!

Just grab your handy box of baking soda. Open the oven, remove the food so you have access and won’t risk getting baking soda on it. Then carefully, and liberally, sprinkle baking soda over the spill. Don’t be stingy, baking soda is very inexpensive. Once the spill is covered with baking soda you can adjust your food so nothing more spills and put it back in the oven. In the case of a pie, it should really be on a baking sheet. The baking soda will keep the spilled food from further burning and stop the smoke.

Again, be careful!

This tip has rescued me on more than a few occasions.