I just love trying out life hacks and what a bonus if they actually work, right?
I also love cleaning, believe it or not. I find it extremely therapeutic and fulfilling. But if there’s one thing that I hate cleaning, it’s the oven.
All that scrubbing – ain’t nobody got time fo dat!
Naturally when I came across this oven cleaning hack that only requires baking soda and vinegar, I was super excited to try it. Even more so when I watched a couple of YouTube videos – the results were astounding!
You will need:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Empty spray bottle
- Kitchen scourer
Here’s what you need to do:
- Mix baking soda and water until it forms a soft paste
- Take a kitchen scourer and apply the paste, by lightly scrubbing it onto the entire inside of the oven
- Leave it on for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight
- After leaving it to sit for sufficient time, spray it with vinegar
- Then take a damp cloth and wipe off the baking soda and vinegar solution
VOILA! Now your oven should be looking brand spanking new!
Have you ever come home from a trip to beach and wondered how the hell it’s possible to bring so much sand with you? Maybe even finding sand on you or in your house a few days later?
Well this oven cleaning experience was worse. Way worse.
Sure, the oven was cleaner. But I probably spent about 4 hours trying to get rid of the baking soda. I swear I wiped one spot clean, then when I look away for a second, it’s everywhere again!
It went into every little, hard-to-clean nook and cranny of the oven. Eventually it was all over the floor, my clothes, my hair and even my dogs.
On a scale of 1 (Terrible) to 5 (Amazing) I would rate this cleaning hack: NOPE.
For those of you that want to try it:
For those who have tried it, leave a comment below – I would love to hear how you experienced this life hack.