Woman shares 'game-changing' oven cleaning hack using 20p kitchen item

Scrubbing the oven
Scrubbing the oven can be a real nightmare, but one item makes it a whole lot easier -Credit:(Image: Getty)

Oven glass is often the most difficult part of the oven to clean because food splatters on it and burns onto it due to the heat. However, a cleaning enthusiast has shared her quick and easy method for cleaning oven glass.

Posting pictures of her oven glass door covered in brown stains, Emma Greene shared the tried-and-tested method that took her just 20 minutes of "not very hard scrubbing". Writing on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks 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."

"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," reports the Express.

Emma posted an after picture in which the glass was gleaming and had no stains left behind. For her method, Emma explained: "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."

Any brand of household sponge and dishwasher tablets can be used for this simple trick, with packets available for reasonable prices at both Sainsbury's and Morrison's. The ingenious post won over thousands of likes and more than 500 comments from impressed group members, including Jean Lawrie who stated: "Dishwasher tablets 100 percent for ovens and oven pans."

Another group member, Connie Moore revealed: "I posted about doing this the other day, but your way sounds like it was quicker than mine. Very satisfying."

Echoing the others, 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."

Expressing her surprise, Carly Hill shared: "It's the best, isn't it? I use them [dishwasher tablets] for all sorts of cleaning now."