‘Breaks down grease’: ‘Unusual’ ways to clean kitchen appliances – including using oil

Maintaining the kitchen is important in ensuring it stays clean and free from bacteria and germs. With so many cleaning products on the market for different jobs, it can be daunting to know which ones work best. According to an expert, Britons can use lots of items already in their homes to clean appliances, including oil.

Mark Smithson, CEO of nationwide electrical appliance experts, Marks Electrical, told Express.co.uk: “There are a few unusual ways to clean kitchen appliances and in a lot of cases it can be done without having to go out and buy specific products. 

“Here’s just a few unusual tips that we’d recommend to clean your appliances with items you may already have in the home.”

Fighting grease with oil

The expert explained: “While adding oil to grease may seem counterintuitive, using it properly breaks down grease that’s built up over time. 

“Use any of your cooking oil (e.g. olive or vegetable) on some kitchen towel to rub away greasy stains. 

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Similarly, baby oil can help to get rid of smears too.

Dishwasher tablets

Dishwasher tablets can be used for a variety of cleaning jobs, including in the oven.

Mark said: “If you have any food baked on to your cooker, on the over door pots, pans or cutlery you can use a soaked dishwasher tablet from some warm water to scrub problem areas. 

“Once rubbed on the areas, you’ll be able to wipe away the stains or cooked-on food with ease.”

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“Use the wax sparingly and apply a light layer when using it to clean.”

Car wax can also be used to clean shower doors.

It is thought to prevent mildew growth.

Cleaning enthusiasts can apply a thin layer of car wax to their bathtubs too, as it makes it shine and protects it from stains and scratches.

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