leave to soak with a dissolved biological clothes washing capsule or tablet and the muck will come off easily
"Posted by Catherine Newman"
Add a little lemon juice to a bowl (or about half a whole lemon), and cook it in the microwave for approximately 5 mins. Take out the bowl and wipe the inside of the microwave with a damp cloth! The lemon juice not only acts as an antibacterial, but it also helps lift the tough food that has been encrusted in your microwave and leaves a pleasant lemony scent :)
"Posted by juniperberry92"
Invest in oven liners. They cost around £9 each and are a sheet of thin plastic which you cut to fit the base of your oven. I have also put one in the base of my grill (but not the grill pan itself). Instead of scouring the base of your oven, all you need to do is remove the liner occasionally and give it a wipe. They last forever and are pure magic.
"Posted by Margo Dunlop"
Add a bit of washing liquid to a messy pot/pan. Add water to cover all of the burnt/gooey stuck on food. Bring to a boil and everything will loosen like you wouldn't believe! Then just wipe out the pan and you're done.
"Posted by kbarnhouse"
Cleaning an electric ridged grill can be a huge task, especially when you've grilled meat. I wipe mine down with baby wipes first (make sure the grill is off) - the oil in baby wipes lifts cooked-on food and grease - then I turn it on, spray with cleaner and then turn it off again and wipe it over with a wet cloth when it's cooled. No scrubbing at all and because you're only using soft cloths, it saves the non- stick coating.
"Posted by Symmie"
I use white vinegar as a rinse aid in the dishwasher. I never get spots on the glassware and the inside of the dishwasher is always nice and fresh.
"Posted by Ivesberg"
Found a sippy sup under the couch? Or the old water bottle in the car? Fill with warm water and some baking soda and let it sit overnight. Wash like normal in the morning. Good to go.
"Posted by christyl"
If you chip or break crockery when cooking or cleaning up. Wash it up (carefully!) and store for use as drainage crocks when potting plants in the garden.
"Posted by Ewescool"
It helps to cut through grease and limescale naturally, and also leaves the dishwasher smelling zesty fresh!
"Posted by Samijo"
Cut a lemon in half and rub over wooden chopping boards to sanitise and remove odours!
"Posted by smooth&dark;"