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How to clean your oven racks without scrubbing

Organised mum reveals her secret to sparkling clean oven racks – no scrubbing required

  • Australia mum Carolina McCauley is known for sharing cleaning videos online  
  • The mum-of-two revealed how to clean filthy oven racks with ease 
  • She submerged the racks in a bath full of water and used dishwashing tablets 
  • The racks were left looking sparkling clean and no scrubbing was required

Food stains baked onto oven racks can be difficult and tedious to remove, but now a mum-of-two has shared how to clean the household item with ease.

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, Australia, has gained a huge social media following by sharing cleaning videos and product recommendations online. 

In one of her latest TikTok videos, she cleans the filthy oven racks in the bathtub using just two dishwashing tablets and hot water. 

‘Here’s my secret hack for cleaning oven racks without scrubbing,’ she captioned the short clip.

She cleans the filthy racks in the bathtub using just two dishwashing tablets

Mum Carolina McCauley, from Perth, Australia, has revealed how she cleans oven racks without the need to scrub

At first glance the stainless steel racks were covered with baked-on food from overuse, but were restored after three hours

The food stains lifted easily and the oven racks looked sparkling new

At first glance the stainless steel racks were covered with baked-on food from overuse, but were restored after three hours

At first glance the stainless steel racks were covered with baked-on food from overuse, but were restored after three hours.

Three racks were placed in a tub of hot water along with the dishwashing tablets.

After a few hours the food stains lifted easily without the need to scrub and the oven racks looked sparkling new.

The simple hack works incredibly well as dishwashing tablets are designed to remove the toughest food stains.

Capturing the attention of other TikTok uses, the video has since been viewed more than 46,000 times.

‘Oh this is GOOD!’ one person wrote, another confirmed: ‘This really works too! I tried it.’

Last year Carolina also used dishwashing tablets to clean her greasy stovetop grates with ease using a similar process. 

Last year Carolina also used dishwashing tablets to clean her greasy stovetop grates with ease using a similar process

Two dishwashing tablets were added and the grates were left to 'steep'

Last year Carolina also used dishwashing tablets to clean her greasy stovetop grates with ease using a similar process 

Similarly to the oven racks, she submerged the grates in a sink full of hot water before adding in the dishwashing tablets. 

Adding the dishwashing tablets to the water removed all unwanted grease and food stains. 

The genius tip of using dishwashing tablets instead of regular detergent helps breaks down small particles and dirt you cannot see as well as lift stains easily.

What else can you use dishwashing tablets for?

– The oven door 

– Pots and pans 

– Rubbish bin 

– Kitchen stovetop grates 

– Sinks 

– Washing machine 

– Oil spills 

Source: The Kitchn

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