You might laugh when you hear that some members of my family have been known to laugh at me for being a Norwex consultant (not to mention talking so much about non-toxic cleaning on this blog), because they know how much I hate to clean. Actually, the truth is I hate to tidy more than to clean, but I’m still not a fan of cleaning either!
But that’s why I love Norwex of course – because it saves me so much TIME on cleaning.
Nonetheless, every now and then I do have to put in a little effort, and this week I decided it was about time I cleaned the oven. Actually, I may have decided that a couple of months back, but this week I actually did it. I wasn’t hugely thorough – I could have taken the wracks out and really scrubbed them, and apparently I could have take then wire shelf bits (that’s a technical term!) off the sides, that the wracks slot into. But I didn’t.
I did, however, heat up the oven a little, get out the Norwex oven and grill cleaner and spray it on, leave it for between 5 and 10 minutes, and then scrub with my stainless steel scrubby (spirinet). I finished with the grease cloth (aka the all-purpose kitchen cloth), but honestly I could just as easily have used a normal grey kitchen cloth, cause it was really just wiping it clean (and grey doesn’t stain).
I then followed up by cleaning the other side of the glass oven door with my kitchen cloth, and polishing with the window cloth. It’s reflective glass, so I do clean that side quite often, otherwise it looks pretty bad! Unfortunately, there are drips down on the inside of the two layers of glass, which I can’t get to (actually I probably can get to them, I just don’t know how!).
I hadn’t really cleaned it in a while (by which I mean, maybe 3 years! opps!), and the light brown grime on the glass door actually took a bit of effort to move (I scrubbed with the spirinet with plenty of water), but not a lot – it was still all done in… I don’t know, half an hour maybe? And that’s including the time spent waiting for the enzymes to do their thing 🙂
And best of all, no fumes, no smell, no nasties. A totally safe oven clean.
What do you think?