I have always been one for using bicarb and vinegar for cleaning, they do a great job on just about anything. This week, confronted with a house inspection I decided to try one job that I hadn’t tried before. …..the dreaded oven!. Secret confession time, I am not a big oven cleaner, it generally only gets done when it has to, usually because we are having an inspection. My excuse is that I just don’t use it that much..I think though it’s really because I just hate cleaning the oven.
Well, I am now a convert! I made a thick paste of bicarb and water, coated the inside of the oven with the paste, left it for a few minutes and wiped it out!. That’s all!! The grease etc just wiped out…OK, there were a couple of bits that I had to hit with the scourer but basically it was a thousand times easier than the oven cleaner that I used to use and I didn’t asphyxiate at the same time. No nasty fumes, no horrid gloves. The extra bonus is that I don’t have to be paranoid about poisoning my kids next time I use the oven as there are no left over toxic bits to cook into the food. Love it. Even the chrome bits came out shining :).
Do you have any other bicarb hints for me?
Today I am grateful for two things..first the fact that I have an oven to clean, and second that I am physically capable of cleaning it.