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Cleaning expert shocks with tool she uses to clean the glass of her oven door: A cuttlefish bone

Cleaning expert shocks with the ‘bizarre’ tool she uses to clean the glass of her oven door: ‘It won’t scratch’

  • An Aussie mum has shocked the internet with her unusual oven cleaning hack
  • The mum uses a wet cuttlefish bone to scrape the glass in her oven clean
  • ‘Works every time, faster, doesn’t scratch the glass and better for your health’
  •  She said cuttlefish bone can be bought in a pet shop or found on the beach 
  •  She shared the tip in a Facebook group, sending members crazy for the tip

An Aussie mum has shocked the internet by sharing her unique oven cleaning hack, which involves using a wet cuttlefish bone to scrape the glass.

The anonymous mum shared the tip to Facebook group Mum’s Who Clean, explaining that it was a cheap – and safe – way of getting rid of grime and caked on stains.

‘Snap the cuttlefish bone in half, dip it in boiling water and use it like a scraper on the glass,’ she said.

An Aussie mum has shocked the internet after sharing her unique oven cleaning hack, she uses a wet cuttlefish bone to scrape the glass in her oven

The mum shared a picture of an oven, one side sparkling clean, having been scraped with the cuttlefish bone, and the other side filthy.

‘Go to the beach and collect cuttlefish bone or buy it at the pet shop,’ the mum instructed.

‘Boil some water, and pour it into a bowl. Snap the cuttlefish bone in half, dip it in boiling water and use it like a scraper on the glass.

‘Works every time and it’s a lot faster, it also doesn’t scratch the glass and it’s better for your health.’

What is cuttlefish bone?

  • Cuttlefish bone is a hard internal structure found in cuttlefish, a type of mollusk in the same family as squid or octopus.
  • The largest cuttlebone belongs to the Australian giant cuttlefish. 
  • The bone is used as a dietary supplement for caged birds. chinchillas, reptiles, shrimps, snails and hermit crabs as it is high in calcium.
  • It is not intended for human consumption, however in the past it was ground up and used by goldsmiths as polishing powder. The powder was also added as toothpaste, used as an antacid or an absorbent, and it was even used by artists to carve.
The mum recommended finding cuttlefish bone in a pet shop or on a beach (stock image)

The mum recommended finding cuttlefish bone in a pet shop or on a beach (stock image)

Members of the Facebook group went wild for the crazy hack.

‘I’m going to get some cuttlefish bone and add it to my ENJO work trolley just to see my client’s faces when I rock up to work on their homes. Priceless,’ one woman said.

‘I want to know who the first person was who picked up some cuttlefish bone and thought “you know what? I’m going to try this to clean glass,”‘ another joked.

However she added that she would definitely try out the hack. ‘I love this tip. I live near the beach and am going to get some and give it a try. Thank you for the amazing tip!’

A different post (pictured) about the hack was shared back in 2019 by a mum who tried it out and was delighted with the results

A different post (pictured) about the hack was shared back in 2019 by a mum who tried it out and was delighted with the results

Other users were familiar with the tip, one said ‘my grandmother showed me this tip’.

Another advised that ‘crushed cuttlefish bone in an old stocking works amazing! It’s like a natural scourer’.

A different post about the hack was shared back in 2019 by a mum who tried it out.

‘Omg! Cuttlefish bone really does work! Just sliced a piece off, peeled the skin, wet it, light scrub and couldn’t believe my eyes! Seriously feel like l won the jackpot… or at least hours of my day back,’ she said. 

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