Homeowners amazed by 'godsend' oven cleaning trick using 3p kitchen staple

Photo shows someone cleaning an oven door
Cleaning enthusiasts described the trick as an 'absolute game changer' -Credit:Getty Images

Ovens can be a nightmare to clean and the doors in particular can be difficult to get spotless. Food splatter builds up over time and stains get burnt onto the glass with heat, making them even more stubborn to remove.

But one resourceful homeowner discovered a trick that left her oven door sparkling clean without any hard scrubbing. Emma Greene said the easy hack took only 20 minutes and didn't require hard scrubbing.

Posting pictures of her oven covered in brown stains, she shared her tried and tested method using a 3p item that many will already have in their kitchen. Posting in the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Trips Facebook page, Emma said: "Just got to say thank you to whoever found out about the dishwasher tablet on oven glass door. It's a god-saver.

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“Been putting it off for far too long as it normally takes hours of hard scrubbing, but look at the difference. 20 minutes of not very hard scrubbing a bit of horrid coloured water, a couple of dishwasher tablets later and a sponge that needs the bin.”

Emma posted a before and after picture, which showed the glass door gleaming after cleaning, with no stains left behind, as the Express reports. Explaining her method, Emma said: "I tried with just the tablet but it crumbled into a mess on the floor.

"I ended up just wiping hot water over the door with a sponge. Then through trial and error, the best way was to put the dishwasher tablet on the hot damp sponge and rub it over the door.

"Start in a corner first, then gradually do the rest. Then I wiped it down with a bit of kitchen towel and repeated any bits that were needed. Keep cleaning the sponge though or you're just transferring the grease. Hope that makes sense."

Those wanting to give Emma's trick a try only need a couple of dishwasher tablets and a kitchen sponge. A bulk size bag of Fairy All-In-1 Dishwasher Tablets costs £9.99 on Amazon, which works out at just 3p for the two tablets required. You may already have a spare kitchen sponge at home but if not, Amazon shoppers can get a pack of 20 for £3.58.

Emma's post received thousands of likes and over 500 comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts, many of whom were impressed by the results. Gemma Butler said: "This trick is an absolute game changer. I got to work with the dishwasher tablet and some hot water. It came up great! Less than 15 minutes work too. I never clean the oven any other way now."

Jean Lawrie wrote: "Dishwasher tablets 100 percent for ovens and oven pans." And Carly Hill said: "It’s the best, isn’t it? I use them [dishwasher tablets] for all sorts of cleaning now."