Tip 1 – Cleaning the oven with bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda is a popular panacea when it comes to cleaning. Bicarbonate of soda is present in all sorts of everyday items, such as baking powder or washing detergent.
When bicarbonate of soda comes into contact with moisture, it begins to foam, reacts with acids and also dissolves stubborn dirt.
How to use it:
1. Mix one part bicarbonate of soda with one part water.
2. Apply the mixture to the incrusted dirt.
3. Allow to soak for around 30 minutes depending on the amount of dirt.
4. Once the mixture has dried, remove the powder.
5. Remove the remaining residue with a damp cloth.
To get a glass ceramic hob gleaming again, you can also use a couple of dashes of bicarbonate of soda and some water on the hob and wipe with a soft cloth.
Tip 2 – Cleaning the oven with baking powder
Not only is baking powder useful for baking cakes, it’s also ideal for cleaning the oven afterwards. Simply follow these steps:
1. Mix a packet of baking powder with three tablespoons of water.
2. Apply the mixture to the incrusted dirt and allow to soak for around 30 minutes depending on the amount of dirt.
3. Once the mixture has dried, remove the powder and wipe away the remaining residue with a damp cloth.
Tip 3 – Cleaning the oven with vinegar
Vinegar also promises an end to scrubbing. That’s because it is ideal for removing grease stains:
1. Mix vinegar and washing-up liquid together.
2. Apply the mixture to the grease stains.
3. Rub in with a damp sponge until foam forms.
4. Allow to soak.
5. Wipe away the residue with a cloth.
If the dirt is particularly stubborn, the process can be repeated or the even more intense vinegar essence can be used:
1. Fill a heat-resistant bowl or baking tin with vinegar essence and water.
2. Leave in the oven for 45 minutes at around 150 degrees.
3. Take out the bowl or tin and remove the dissolved dirt with a cloth or rag.
Tip 4 – Cleaning the oven with lemon
The fact that the citrus fruit can do more than just taste good is well known. Since the fragrant fruit can also get the oven sparkling clean, this makes lemons an ideal helper when it comes to dirt and bad odours.
To clean the oven, a heat-resistant bowl or tin with some water and lemon juice is placed in the oven and is heated at around 120 degrees for about an hour. The steam and critic acid will dissolve tough dirt that can then be removed with a damp cloth.
Tip 5 – Cleaning burnt-on and stubborn dirt in the oven
You can easily create your own cleaner to tackle even the most stubborn of dirt – and save time and money:
1. Mix white wine vinegar with bicarbonate of soda and essential oils or lemon juice.
2. Apply the paste onto the dirt and allow to soak for around half an hour.
3. Then simply wipe away.