Friday 15 January 2016

The Making Home Link Up #15: How to Clean Your Oven

Welcome to the #MakingHome weekly link up!

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First up, a little bit of an update from me.

The new year has given me a bit of a boost. 2015 was a bit glum on my part and I lacked motivation to achieve in all aspects of life. It is totally cliche but 2016 has brought with it a new determination to drive my business forward (Hello My PA), spend more quality time with my lovely family and to make our home beautiful. I don't really make 'resolutions' as such but I am determined to get my mojo back and find the old me! 

So last week I launched #CraftyBs online and now I have no excuse not to make time for myself to indulge in a hobby. Our routine at #CraftyBs HQ has changed up a little bit, allowing me to get focused and Hubby B and I have started a little bit of home organisation and spring cleaning. Not bad for only 15 days into the year right? 

There are things in the house that have been a bit neglected since we moved in, one of them being the oven. It is very well used and the build up of roast dinners, weekly teas, baking and of course Christmas cooking was making me cringe a little. I had a little dig around in our cleaning box (I totally have one of those) and I found something that meant I could literally (I kid you not) wipe this stuff of with a damp cotton cloth! 

I absolutely promise you this is true. I have already convinced a friend to buy this product and I should state here right now that I have not been asked to write this post by anyone. This product (Oven Mate) has been in my cupboard for a while. I will however be providing you with an affiliate link because I found it is cheaper online. You don't have to use my link of course; you could just seen it as a thank you for my introducing you to this wonder product! 

Anyway. It is basically a gel. It is very potent and you must wear the gloves provided. It comes with a brush and the idea is that you paint the gel onto the dirt (avoiding any rubber seals) and leave it for 3 mins to 3 hours depending on what you are removing. This was my oven before hand.
I coated the glass, the inside and the racks (which was quite difficult) with the gel and I left it for just over two hours. I returned with a bowl of water and a cotton cloth. I literally just wiped it off!
It was quite messy to remove as there was so much dirt and I did have to replace to water a couple of times but it was amazing not to have to try and scrub anything. If you look at the picture below carefully you can see on the rack where I missed spots. I have patches of shiny new and dirty filth patches. I will need to redo those. Here is my oven now.
It is like shiny and new! I know this is a totally sad post but when you come to your spring cleaning, you will thank me. So here is the product; Oven Mate, with a link (affiliate) 
So once you have bought your amazing oven cleaning product you can get to joining in with this week's linky or of course reading what the #MakingHome crew have been up to over the last few weeks. 


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*This was not a sponsored post. I was not sent this product and a review was not requested. I had Oven Mate in my cupboard. All opinions are my own. The link provided is an affiliate link.

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  1. I'm too embarrassed to show you what my oven looks like, so needless to say I shall be investing in some oven mate

  2. I'm too embarrassed to show you what my oven looks like, so needless to say I shall be investing in some oven mate

    1. Let me know how you get on! You won't regret it!

  3. My oven is truly disgusting, I really need a new one so I can't bear to spend any time or money on the old horror. But maybe I should give this a go so I don't hate it quite so much! Becky #MakingHome

    1. It is super easy. I reckon it will give your oven a new lease of life!

  4. Wow...that looks amazing. I try not to look at the inside of my oven, and most certainly don't want to get on my hands and knees scrubbing, so will definitely have a try with this.


  5. Wow, that oven cleaner is amazing - I'll have to give it a go, cleaning the oven is one of my most hated chores!

    1. It was certainly less of a chore with this. It was honestly amazing. I didn't think it would work!

  6. I am buying this after seeing what it did to your oven.... because my oven is ten times worse, I'm sure of it! �� is your oven the type with the grill filament at the top? I always find that part to be real problem area!

    And, I promise I will try to link up soon. I keep wanting to but then things get in the way, but joining, and keeping up with more linkies is one of my blog resolutions for this year. Xxx

    1. Our grill is a in the top oven so we don't use that as much. I am pretty sure this will sort it out for you. It was honestly great! I hope you will stop by for #MakingHome when you can.

  7. Very helpful job.This was really very conducive representation. For our household work, we have to depend on some common appliances and if any one of those gets in problem, we have to fall in a frustrating situation. So, it's necessary to keep our home appliance like oven, refrigerator, dryer, washer etc smooth and clean. Hence we have to face some unwanted problem. I read the tips you mentioned very decently on how to clean oven. Surely following your tips and guidelines we can avoid its problem. Anyway, for appliance repair
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