‘I never thought it would be this easy’: How rubbing a dishwasher tablet over your dirty oven door can leave it sparkling and grime-free in MINUTES
- A woman has shared how a dishwasher tablet transformed her dirty oven door
- She explains the tablet helps dissolve stubborn grease and baked-on grime
- The trick takes just moments and results in a sparking clean appliance
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Trying to get rid of baked-on grime and grease from your oven door can be challenging to say the least.
But a clever Australian mother has found a very simple method to remove stubborn stains for good – without spending hours in the kitchen scrubbing.
Explaining her handy hack on Facebook, the woman said she had tried every product imaginable to clean the dirty kitchen appliance, but nothing seemed to work – until she used a dishwasher tablet and warm water, which stripped the grime almost immediately.
And far from requiring a lengthy cleaning process, the hack requires simply dipping the tablet into a pot of warm water, and then using it to gently rub off all the stains on the door.
Before: An unnamed mother has revealed a genius method for cleaning oven doors, sharing this photo on Facebook to reveal the stubborn baked-on grime and grease on her appliance
After: The easy process involves dipping the dishwasher tablet into a pot of warm water – and then using it to lightly scrub on the stains until it all rubs off
How do dishwashing tablets work?
Phosphates: As one of the main ingredients in dishwashing detergent, phosphates remove calcium deposits and assist in breaking up food stuck to dishes, pots and pans.
Enzymes: These biological catalysts work on the cellular level to break down food deposits and remove oil and grease by loosening proteins and peptides.
Bleaches: Detergent contains a small amount of chlorine-based bleach to further dissolve food deposits and provide additional cleaning.
Surfactants: Another small but essential element in washing powder, surfactants prevent water spotting, leaving dishes looking fresh and clean after drying.
‘After years of using strong chemicals and a tonne of elbow grease to clean my oven I am amazed that all it takes is a dishwasher tablet, warm water and a light scrub,’ she wrote in the Mums Who Clean Facebook group.
‘I didn’t think it would be that easy.’
The woman was so impressed with the outcome, she decided to share her ‘before’ and after’ pictures to show the results.
‘Pot of warm water, dipped the dishwasher tablet in and lightly used it to scrub the glass,’ she said of the process. ‘Back and forth dipping into the water to keep it moist and washing the grime off.’
The ingredient in dishwasher tablets breaks down food particles and stubborn grime and grease, which helps remove stains with ease.
Many people who saw the results were thrilled about trying it out for themselves, while others shared photos of their incredible results.
Another mother also revealed how effective the cleaning hack was after she transformed her dirty oven doors into sparkling new
As can be seen, the soap suds of the dishwasher tablet enables difficult marks to be broken down and removed with ease
Even the very worst oven doors can be cleaned easily and with little effort using the dishwasher trick
‘I did mine today too… worked a treat,’ one woman wrote.
Another said she had previously used dishwasher tablets to remove stubborn food stains from pans and baking dishes.
‘I always use dishwashing tablets if I have food really stuck on a dish. Fill it with hot water and soak overnight. Amazingly clean the next day.’
Filthy oven racks which are coated in burnt food can be transformed to pristine condition using a dishwashing tablet and tin foil
It’s not the first time dishwashing tablets have been used to transform the inside of a dirty oven.
One clever mother recently shared her clever trick – using tin foil and a dishwasher tablet – for restoring racks which had become coated with burnt-on food.
For those wanting to try the hack, the mum explained the dishwasher tablet needs to be placed inside the tinfoil, and the racks will need to be soaked in a bathtub filled with hot water for at least two hours.
Once they’ve soaked, remove, rinse thoroughly, and wipe down with a cloth.
The trick works so efficiently because of a chemical reaction between the foil and the dishwasher tablet.