A CLEANING expert is claiming that she has debunked this cleaning hack that costs pennies – and explains the correct way to clean an oven.
A cleaning hack went viral recently, mainly for its super low set-back cost of 9p, but an expert says she has tried and tested this and it doesn’t work.
The hack which was posted in Mrs Hinch cleaning tips and tricks Facebook group showed how one woman asked for advice on how to clean her greasy oven after many cleaning products had failed her.
Many people offered the woman the same advice, telling her to soak the selves of her oven in her bath with a dishwashing tablet.
This cleaning hack then went viral as many opted to try this ‘9p trick’ for cleaning your oven.
The hack got its ‘9p’ name as it was estimated that one dishwasher tablet would work out at 9p if you bought a 30-pack of All-in-One dishwasher tablets from Asda for £2.65.
However, cleaning expert Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, has claimed that this hack may be efficient when the racks are already pretty clean, but will not work for tough grease.
Taking to her Instagram to share a video of the debunked hack, she shares how she socked the oven racks in the bath with a dishwasher tablet for 15 hours and still had to scrub them.
Kacie said: “‘For racks this dirty, I can confirm there is no easy way out. You’re going to have to scrub.”
The video racked up over 1000 comments with people saying that they were shocked to hear the hack hadn’t worked so well.
“Noooooooooooo!! Please find us a hack” commented one person.
“Thank you for sharing this, it’s super helpful” commented another.
Others offered their own tips in the cleaners comments section.
“I can recommend scratching them with wet dishwasher tab work’s without leaving them in and is better than a steel sponge a good alternative when you don’t have time to leave them in,” one person said.
“I have seen oven racks and trays coated with bleach, put in a black garbage bag and put in the sun for 3-4 hours, it worked like a dream,” said another.
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