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Oh the joy of Bicarb!

I have always been one for using bicarb and vinegar for cleaning, they do a great job on just about anything. This week, confronted with a house inspection I decided to try one job that I hadn’t tried before. …..the dreaded oven!. Secret confession time, I am not a big oven cleaner, it generally only gets done when it has to, usually because we are having an inspection. My excuse is that I just don’t use it that much..I think though it’s really because I just hate cleaning the oven.

Well, I am now a convert! I made a thick paste of bicarb and water, coated the inside of the oven with the paste, left it for a few minutes and wiped it out!. That’s all!! The grease etc just wiped out…OK, there were a couple of bits that I had to hit with the scourer but basically it was a thousand times easier than the oven cleaner that I used to use and I didn’t asphyxiate at the same time. No nasty fumes, no horrid gloves. The extra bonus is that I don’t have to be paranoid about poisoning my kids next time I use the oven as there are no left over toxic bits to cook into the food. Love it. Even the chrome bits came out shining :).

Do you have any other bicarb hints for me?

Today I am grateful for two things..first the fact that I have an oven to clean, and second that I am physically capable of cleaning it.

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dishwasher fun

dishwasher fun

Who would have thought that Bicarb works just as well as dishwasher tabs in the dishwasher!.We discovered it this week when we ran out of tabs and the budget didn’t quite stretch to getting new ones! ..so off to Google for an alternative. We have been using bicarb for the last few days and it is a winner..might never buy tabs again :-). We haven’t got to the vinegar in the rinse aid slot yet as our slot is still full of rinse aid. But when it runs out…in goes the vinegar. I’ll let you know how that goes.