CLEANING your oven can be a chore and is not the nicest of tasks.
Covered in grease and grim, many of us often find ourselves scrubbing at our oven shelves and doors for ages.
Cleaning and home hygiene guru Kim Woodburn has shared her easy “three-minute” method to ensure your oven stays sparkling year-roundCredit: Poundland
Rather than leaving the dirt on your oven to build up, Kim stresses the importance of cleaning it regularlyCredit: Getty
According to Kim, you should use washing up liquid to get your oven sparklingCredit: Getty
They are one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, yet many people put off cleaning them for long periods of time.
However, home hygiene guru Kim Woodburn has shared her easy “three-minute” method to ensure your oven stays sparkling year-round.
While some experts suggest that your oven should be cleaned at least every three months, home hygiene guru Kim Woodburn claims that people should really be cleaning it every time it is used.
Kim originally rose to fame on Channel 4‘s How Clean is Your House? and has has a wealth of experience helping people restore messy homes to their former glory.
Kim told Express.co.uk her top tips for keeping an oven sparkling, so if you want yours to look and smell clean, here’s how.
The home cleaning expert revealed that one of her pet peeves is people who do not clean their ovens.
She said: “People that have filthy ovens get on my nerves!
“Clean as you go.
“Stop leaving it for a year and being a lazy mucky beggar.”
According to Kim, cleaning your oven after every use will save lots of time scrubbing in the long run.
She explained: “If I use the oven, I always wipe it after with a cloth and some washing up liquid.
“You should do this whilst it’s still lukewarm, so the muck doesn’t settle.
“It takes three minutes maximum instead of having to spend hours doing it once a year.”
Washing up liquid is particularly good at cutting through grease and for stubborn grease, leave the mixture on, allowing it to sink in and lift the grease away.
Most households will probably have a bottle of washing up liquid on their kitchen counter already, but if you need to stock up, you can buy a bottle from all supermarkets and many high-street stores.
If you are looking for a more thorough oven clean, though there are many products on the market aimed especially for oven cleaning.
Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is hailed for its multi-purpose cleaning uses around the home and can also tackle baked-on oven grease.
According to cleaning experts from Real Simple, bicarbonate of soda can even be used to give your oven an “overnight” clean.
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