This homemade over cleaner is better than name brand ones – and you already have the ingredients to make it

Let’s face it, even for those of us who like to keep our house nice and tidy, there are areas of the home we dread when it comes to cleaning.

For some people it’s the bathroom, for others perhaps the kitchen. For me, it’s the oven. I don’t like splashing out for all the expensive chemicals, I don’t like having to scrub until my arms are aching, and I don’t like having to go through the process more than once when residue is inevitably left behind the first time around.

Fortunately, not long ago I stumbled across a so-called life-hack when it comes to giving your oven a thorough once over. Though it might sound like a lot of effort to make your own oven cleaner, it’s actually far easier – and more efficient – than you’d believe. Most of the products can be thrown together in a spray bottle you can buy from a dollar store … and the results truly speak for themselves.

Usually when it comes to cleaning the oven, everyone knows it’s a good idea to open the nearby windows. The chemicals involved in getting the hard-baked scum from your oven can be pungent to say the least.

However, thought it’s true you need some degree of firepower if you’re to loosen the toughest grime, putting together your own home-made remedy isn’t all that difficult!

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 cup of dish soap
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup of water
Credit: Flickr / Dirty Toaster Oven

What you need to do

Once armed with your ingredients, combine them all in a spray bottle and coat the inside of your oven with the resulting mixture. Let it soak for a while, before wiping it clean.

One Facebook user posted the results of the method and her story of success garnered more than 54,000 reactions and a whopping 364,000 shares.

Safe to say I’m not the only one now using this technique instead of investing in potent, expensive chemicals.

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Posted by Amanda MacDonald on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Why not give this fantastic hack a try? You can thank me later.

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