Quick fix for burning butter in the bottom of your oven

OKAY, I know this blog is mostly about finding unbelievable deals on way cute stuff, but every once in a while I like to mix it up and put something non-retail related on here. Today I'm sharing a little baking tip with you about what to do when there's burning butter in the bottom of your oven, because this tip is just TOO good to keep to myself! I need all of you to know this because that's what friends are for, right?

quick fix for burning butter in bottom of oven

Tip for burning butter in your oven

The last couple of times I've baked a big batch of cinnamon rolls,  the butter has decided to go haywire on me and spill over the edges onto the bottom of my oven. There was one time where it REALLY bad. It was filling up my kitchen with smoke and I didn't want my cinnamon rolls to smell like smoke, but I needed to finish baking them! I wasn't about to put all that time and all those ingredients and all that sugary buttery goodness to waste. No freakin' way.

SO, I did a quick google search and found out that the best quick fix for burning butter in the bottom of your oven is to just sprinkle some salt all over it. Just good old regular table salt, nothing fancy. I just used what I had in my cupboard. I wasn't sure if it would work but guess what, IT WORKS!!!

sea salt butter in oven trick

Vacuum it up!

This is just a quick fix. After you're done and the oven is off, wait till it has cooled completely and then clean up the salt. I used the attachment on my Dyson and it worked like a charm!

how to get butter out of bottom of oven

Like magic

So the next time you bake something that produces a butter overflow, sprinkle a little salt on the bottom instead of a) filling your house with smoke, b) giving up and then having nowhere to finish baking your goodies or c) inviting the fire department over! It's like magic! You're welcome and good luck!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Corrine. I was trying to melt butter for cookies in a speedy fashion when I decided I should just pop them in the oven for a quick sec. And then I forgot about them. I googled how to clean up the butter while still baking and your site was the first that popped up. Since I read your blog daily, naturally I clicked on it and you are a GENIUS!!

    My cookies thank you 🙂

  2. Unfortunately this happened to me a week ago and needless to say the bottom of my oven is now a very deep brown. Any suggestions on how to get this out now? i really dont want to put the oven on a self cleaning cycle afraid it will heat up the bottom so high it will catch on fire with door locked.

  3. I was melting a stick of butter in a Pyrex and it shattered in the oven! The salt helped so much to get all of the butter out fo the bottom of the oven! Thanks for posting this tip!

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