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Skivvywoman Wed 13-Apr-16 08:49:39

Bicarbonate soda in a ceramic bowl some water and white vinegar and sponged all over glass door and inside oven put the bowl in the oven turn on to 100c for 45mins
After the 45 mins take bowl out and wipe clean no scrubbing involved at all it was bloody fab!!

IpreferToblerone Wed 13-Apr-16 20:23:36

Hey Skivvy good job! I keep putting mine off but need to get on with it, you have inspired me I'm going to follow what you did! Thank you!

Skivvywoman Wed 13-Apr-16 21:38:44

Honestly it's fab a bit smelly when bowls in oven with vinegar but it soon goes

VulcanWoman2 Thu 14-Apr-16 18:04:20

Sounds great, that toxic stuff is just so horrible to use, thanks for the tip.

figginz Thu 14-Apr-16 18:14:43

Ooh how much bicarb etc do you use please?

BloodyDogHairs Thu 14-Apr-16 18:17:04

Did the inside turn out gleaming as well?

I will need to try this!

HoppingForward Thu 14-Apr-16 18:20:35

My oven is embarrassing <sigh>

Spandexpants007 Thu 14-Apr-16 18:50:19


PaperdollCartoon Thu 14-Apr-16 19:23:41

I need to do this! I hate cleaning the oven (would honestly rather pay the £70 for someone else to do it)

Skivvywoman Thu 14-Apr-16 20:44:23

Hopping my oven was embarrassing to it's the one job I hate! Yeah it's clean inside wouldn't say gleaming but much better than it was so I'm going to do it again,

I bought a tub of bicarbonate soda from chemist and I used about 3/4 of it

I think I need to get oven pride for my shelfs though just to get them sparkling

HoppingForward Thu 14-Apr-16 20:49:48

I'm going to do my oven this weekend.

That's about as exciting as it gets around here these days.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 14-Apr-16 20:51:38

This sounds great. How much vinegar and water please?

Skivvywoman Thu 14-Apr-16 20:53:35

I put it in a bowl just ran the tap and didn't cover the soda though then filled with vinegar

I'll try and put a link on

Longdistance Thu 14-Apr-16 20:59:01

Have you got a pic of the inside?

I'm desperate to do my range, and am rarely home to let someone in to clean my oven.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 14-Apr-16 21:00:24

Thanks I love the idea of natural cleaning materials. I've tried scrubbing the glass oven door with bicarbonate of soda and a little vinegar before but think your way of steaming the inside sounds much more effective.

Skivvywoman Thu 14-Apr-16 21:07:01

Long I'll get a pic for you

I just watched a video on you tube and they made a paste with the soda and vinegar and spread it all over oven I'm going to try that next time then add water to the bowl and put in oven

SquirrelledAway Fri 15-Apr-16 12:16:10

If you dampen the inside of the (cold) oven with water and dab with bicarb so it coats the inside it will absorb the grease and make cleaning next time much easier (DM always did this with ovens).

Horopu Fri 15-Apr-16 13:37:23

To do the shelves find a shallow plastic box that they will lie in. Put clothes washing powder in. Pour kettles full of boiling water in until the shelves are covered and the powder dissolves. Leave until cool. The gunk on the shelves should come off with a wipe with a brillo pad type thing. (It's the middle of the night here and my powers of description have deserted me, sorry).

SquirrelledAway Fri 15-Apr-16 14:04:58

^^ Biotex is the best washing powder to use for soaking oven racks.

Skivvywoman Fri 15-Apr-16 20:19:18

That's a good idea a plastic box, I googled how to clean the shelfs easily and it says put in the bath but I don't have one only a shower tray

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 15-Apr-16 20:22:15

So you empty the contents of the bowl over the inside of the oven, and then leave the empty bowl inside the hot oven for 45 minutes? What does this do, or have I misunderstood?

LemonRedwood Fri 15-Apr-16 20:24:26

Bookmarking this to try at the weekend (such a glamorous life!)

Oven was pretty much brand new when we moved in (only 3 months ago) but I miss the spotlessness already also DH has set fire to it twice

Skivvywoman Fri 15-Apr-16 20:36:54

You've misunderstood lol

Sponge it all over oven and inside of door if there's none left put some in the bowl and then in the oven

RiverTam Fri 15-Apr-16 20:46:05

Where do you buy this mythical white vinegar? I have looked but never seen such a thing, in a supermarket anyway!

I have never cleaned my oven. It's about 10 years old. Tbf we only have veggie stuff in it so not meat spitting fat everywhere but I dare say it does need a clean!

LemonRedwood Fri 15-Apr-16 20:51:02

I get white vinegar from Tesco, RiverTam. It's great for descaling the kettle.

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