A mum has come up with a simple no-chemical hack she uses to leave her oven sparkling clean.
The thrifty woman used nothing but baking soda and water for the job as she ‘can’t stand’ harsh chemicals.
She said she simply wiped down the oven with a wet cloth, sprinkled over some bi-carb soda, left it to sit then washed the powder away with wipes.
‘It required a little elbow grease but was super easy. I’m so surprised,’ she said in a post to the Mums Who Clean Facebook group.
The woman said she has been trying to keep her oven as clean as possible without using strong cleaning products she admitted ‘work really well’.
An Aussie mum has wowed after sharing her simple oven-cleaning hack that uses nothing but baking soda and water
‘This morning I tried the bi-carb soda trick on my oven door and couldn’t believe how easy it was…and no harsh chemicals,’ she said.
‘I just wiped it down with a wet cloth and then sprinkled bi-carb all over, let it sit for around 15 (minutes) and with wet wipes slowly started to wipe it off.’
Despite needing some firm rubbing she said she was ‘impressed’ the method was ‘super easy’ and joked she hoped it wasn’t a ‘fluke’.
The mum added the oven was cold when she cleaned it but the trick could work with a warmer oven to loosen the grease, especially if it hasn’t been cleaned in a while.
‘Thank you for sharing this! I am attempting a bond clean while seven months pregnant with two toddlers. I’ll be trying this for sure!’ one mum replied to the post.
She said she ‘can’t stand’ harsh chemicals so instead wiped down the oven with a wet cloth, sprinkled over some bi-carb soda, left it to sit then washed the powder away with wipes
‘Oh my oven needs this,’ a second added.
‘Koh and diamond sponge works really well too.. bit more expensive but little effort required and no chemicals,’ suggested a third however another warned diamond sponges can sometimes scratch oven surfaces.
Cheap, easy and chemical-free oven cleaning hacks have been a hot topic online recently.
Cleaning queen Chantel Mila revealed her ‘go-to’ way of making her greasy oven look like new between deep cleans without scrubbing.
She heated up the oven with a tray filled with water and lemons and used a sprinkle of bi-carb soda to cut through stubborn grime.
The Melbourne mum-of-two sliced up one lemon and placed the slices in a heat-proof bowl with water.
She put the bowl into the preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes or until steamy.
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Cleaning queen Chantel Mila revealed her ‘go-to’ way of making her greasy oven look like new between deep cleans without scrubbing
The Melbourne mum-of-two sliced up one lemon and placed the slices in a heat-proof bowl with water. She put the bowl into the preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes or until steamy
She said the steam will soften the build up of dirt while the citric acid in the lemons held to ‘cut through grease’.
Chantel lets the oven cool until it is warm and sprinkles baking soda over the surface to ‘make scrubbing easy’.
She dips a microfibre cloth into the lemon water once it has cooled and wipes away the greasy grime with ease.
The cleaning and organising whizz shared the hack in a video to her popular social media pages which quickly drew in more than 411,000 views and a string of thankful comments from fans.
Chantel lets the oven cool until it is just warm and sprinkles baking soda over the surface to ‘make scrubbing easy’ then easily wipes away the grime with a cloth
‘Love this tip. I hate cleaning ovens. Mine really needs doing,’ one mum said.
‘I have to do this after this weeks holiday!’ another added.
‘How often do you deep clean because your oven is spotless?’ asked a third to which Chantel replied: ‘I deep clean about every quarter (four times a year) and then this process in between.’
For deeper cleans, Chantel said she uses her homemade ‘power paste’ which can also be used in bathrooms and other areas of the kitchen.
She mixes one cup of baking soda with a third of a cup of dish soap and a third of a cup of water.
The mum also adds a few drops of essential oil to make her home smell amazing but said this was an optional ingredient.
Chantel stirs to make a paste then pours the mix into an airtight squeeze bottle.
‘This mix is so powerful at removing tough stains and limescale,’ she explained adding it has great ‘scrubbing power’ and is perfect for areas that ‘need a little more elbow grease’.