Spring is the perfect time of year to sort out those household niggles and give your home a thorough deep clean. But if the idea of donning your rubber gloves fills you with dread, you are not alone.
A recent survey by Oven Pride, the number one oven cleaning brand, found that a staggering 316 million ‘little household jobs’ currently need attention in Britain’s homes. According to the survey, these are the top ten most disliked and often avoided jobs around the home.
TOP 10 MOST DISLIKED CHORES
1. Cleaning the oven
2. Cleaning the windows
3. Hoovering the stairs
4. Cleaning the toilet
6. Scrubbing the roasting tin
7. Removing hair from plug
8. Defrosting the freezer
9. Ironing shirts
10. Unblocking the sink or plug hole
In fact, these jobs are so dreaded that 45 per cent of people admitted to being kept awake at night over a job that they haven’t been able to cross off their to-do list. A tenth of people have a job at home that they’ve put off doing for over five years, with three in ten putting one off for at least 12 months.
The survey revealed that almost half of us currently have dirty ovens waiting to be cleaned. With so many of us shutting the door on this nightmare task, it is perhaps no surprise that it has been named as the number one most hated household chore by more than 55% of those asked.
Oven Pride provides an all-in-one solution that can be used on the whole of your oven, making oven cleaning less of a nightmare this spring. Oven Pride’s powerful, fume-free and easy-to-use formula transforms racks and grills, making excessive scrubbing and scouring a thing of the past. Simply apply the formula to the areas that need to be cleaned and leave it to soak for a minimum of 4 hours or ideally overnight. Then simply remove the residue with a sponge or cloth and rinse the inside of the oven and racks with plenty of hot soapy water.
We were sent a sample of Oven Pride and used it to clean my son's oven. It wasn't a pleasant task with baked on grease and spatters of burnt food to contend with. However the Oven Pride came with rubber gloves which made the task a bit less grim. The gel-like solution was applied to the surfaces of the oven and after a few hours was wiped away bringing the yucky, brown grease with it. The racks fit into sealable bags allowing them to be immersed in the cleaner easily and safely, which is a very clever way of cleaning them. We left them overnight and forgot about them until morning when they just needed rinsing with hot, soapy water. The Oven Pride definitely shifted a lot of the burnt on grease from the surfaces and the racks, making the oven look a lot cleaner. It's never going to be a pleasant job, but for mucky ovens Oven Pride definitely makes it an easier job.
That is one chore that can now be crossed off the to-do list when it comes to spring cleaning!
Oven Pride retails at £3.99 and is available from all major supermarkets.
This post is brought to you in conjunction with Oven Pride.