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eco-friendly cooker cleaning?

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jollydo Mon 08-Sep-08 14:07:36

Hi, Has anyone got any good tips for cleaning a (rather grimy) cooker inside without using nasty chemical stuff? Or is it just a case of scrubbing hard...

Indith Mon 08-Sep-08 14:11:33

1:1 borax and bicarb mixed to a fizzy paste with vinegar. Coat the inside of your cooker and leave it overnight. Then scrub!

jollydo Mon 08-Sep-08 14:12:54

Right! Where do I get borax? supermarket or diy shop?

RedHead81 Mon 08-Sep-08 14:13:32

plenty of elbow grease! lol

fourlittlefeet Mon 08-Sep-08 14:13:44

my eco chart says hot water + soda crystals + washing up liquid

fourlittlefeet Mon 08-Sep-08 14:14:10

(I let the cleaner do it with her chemicals blush)

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 08-Sep-08 14:15:07

I use lemon juice diluted in water and sea salt for hardened on bits. Leave for around 1/2 an hour, turn oven on for 10 minutes before to soften any grime.

Every time I use the oven I give it a quick spritz as it's cooling down and a wipe, it really helps the grime to not bruild up.

Indith Mon 08-Sep-08 14:18:57

Tesco sell borax in the household goods section. Of course then you feel guilty for shopping in tesco....

Furball Mon 08-Sep-08 14:19:45

lakeland do somethig called 'oven mate' It's bio degradable, produces no smell or anything, you simply wipe it on, leave for a few hours then wipe it off again. It'll make your oven look like new.

jollydo Mon 08-Sep-08 17:51:44

Thanks everyone, a few things to try now (no exuse to put it off any longer...) and AFTER it is clean I WILL use TDWP's advice each time!

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