Grease be gone! People are using dishwashing tablets to clean their ovens, and it's working.

Sure, taking the bins out might be annoying, but there is no chore quite as grating as cleaning the oven.

Maybe you’re a bi-annual cleaner (no judgement) or you go by the ‘only when I have to because it’s the end of the lease’ mentality, it’s okay, we won’t judge.

There is simply too much Netflix to watch, too many other house chores we’d rather procasti-clean, heck, there’s probably a nice patch of wet paint somewhere waiting for you to watch dry, because that’s how much we hate cleaning our oven.

But pause, because NSW mum Ellie has discovered a very effective solution.

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Sharing her genius solution on the Mums Who Clean Facebook group, Ellie said she was inspired by similar hacks from other users.

“I’ve given up because I just couldn’t get the grime off [but then] I took the dishwashing tablet advice and here we are! Clean glimmering oven door,” she wrote.

“I literally just got the dishwashing tablet and dampened it under the tap for two seconds.

“Then I scrubbed until the tablet wouldn’t do any more [before I] got a new one. It was incredibly simple and easy to do, just a bit of hard work.

“It did take about half an hour and some elbow grease, but it definitely works!”

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Miracle happening in progress. Image: Supplied.

While any dishwasher tablet will do the job, Ellie used the $7.69 Logix Platinum Dishwashing Tablets from Aldi. If you choose a tablet with a shiny coating, just make sure you dissolve the outer layer in a bit of warm water before you begin scrubbing.


"There was a particularly stubborn spot in the bottom corner so I found that breaking [the tablet] and using the sharper parts of the tablet worked to get it off," she added. "I [also] had a damp cloth at the ready, just to have some water on the glass which made it easier to scrub."

She then used a multi-purpose spray to tackle the rest of the oven, but by then the worst (ie. the glass) was over.

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Now you see the grease. Image: Supplied.
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Now you don't. Image: Supplied.

Now we're sure you'll agree when we say that this is innovation at its finest.

This isn't the first time the Mums Who Clean Facebook group has given us some winning life hacks. Last month we learnt about the $8 The Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish which removes soap scum in as little as 10 minutes. Then there was the time we were made aware of the importance of vacuuming our mattress, but we'll let you make that discovery in your own time.

How do you clean your oven? Do you have a secret hack? Tell us in a comment below.

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