Mum shares her 60-second hack for cleaning dirty oven racks

Never scrub your oven rack again!

Cleaning the oven is the chore that everyone needs to do, but no one wants to do. It's hard to see exactly what you're doing, stubborn, baked-on grime requires real exertion to remove, and the oven racks are hard to wipe down, as they're too big to fit in the sink. 

One genius Aussie mum has found a 60-second rack-cleaning method that will revolutionise how you spring clean your oven. All you need is a bathtub, a towel and some washing powder.

Image: Facebook/Mums Who Clean

She took he rack hack to the Mums Who Clean Facebook pages, revealing that she skips scrubbing her oven trays. Instead, she lined her bath with a towel, place the oven racks on top and filled the tub with hot water. She then poured three caps of laundry washing powder, dissolved in water, into the bath. All of which only takes her a total of one minute.

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The racks are then left to soak overnight. When she retrieved them the next morning, they were sparkling clean.

Another member of the Facebook group decided to try the technique for herself and found it to be the most thorough clean she's ever been able to achieve. 

The mum shared images of her perfectly clean racks, and wrote a thank you to the original creator of the hack: “To the lady that posted about cleaning her oven racks in the bathtub with washing powder, thank you!

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“I have never been able to get mine so clean ever before! I cannot thank you enough for making this daunting task so simple.”

Image: Facebook/Mums Who Clean

She gave a detailed description of the process: “Place old towel in the bottom of a bathtub (to protect it), lay oven racks on top, turn on hot tap, dissolve three scoops of washing powder in a jug with hot water.

“Once dissolved add to the bath, continue adding hot water until oven racks are covered, leave sit overnight and then in the morning wipe over with steel wool and rinse in cold water. Done!”

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The method has taken off amongst spring cleaners, with one mum calling her freshly-clean oven "oven porn". Another said that the hack managed to get her "40 year old oven restored to nearly new".

Lead image: Mums Who Clean

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