Cleaner tests viral hack to see id lawn clippings clean oven racks
21st December 2022

Cleaner tests bizarre yet popular hack to find out whether lawn clippings really clean oven racks overnight

  • A Melbourne cleaner has tried out the newest bizarre TikTok oven cleaning hack
  • Kacie, from The Big Clean Co tested whether grass clippings clean oven racks
  • She said the hack is completely ‘rubbish’ and doesn’t work in the slightest
  • Many of her followers still believe in the hack and say it’s a scrub-free life saver

An Australian professional cleaner tried out the latest bizarre TikTok cleaning hack – using lawn clippings to de-grease and polish oven racks.

Kacie, who runs Melbourne cleaning company ‘The Big Clean Co’, put two of her oven trays under a pile of lawn clippings in her garden and left them there overnight.

The cleaner debunked the ‘rubbish’ hack, contending it did absolutely nothing. However, her followers are still convinced it works.

Kacie, who runs Melbourne cleaning company ‘ The Big Clean Co ‘ tried out tried out the latest bizarre TikTok cleaning hack – using lawn clippings to de-grease and polish oven racks


The professional cleaner put two of her oven trays under a pile of lawn clippings in her garden and left them there overnight. She said the ‘rubbish’ hack did absolutely nothing to clean the racks

‘Ever heard that hack to leave your oven racks under lawn clippings overnight to clean them?’ the cleaner asked as she recorded herself bringing her oven racks out to the garden.

‘I’m a professional cleaner and since I’ve been sharing tips on the internet I keep hearing this home hack of leaving your oven racks under lawn clippings overnight and in the morning they will be miraculously cleaned.’

‘As bloody ridiculous as that sounded to me I thought what the hell I’m up for it, so lets go.’

‘I left them overnight and I can now confirm that that hack is as rubbish as it sounded.’

She said her oven racks weren’t even that dirty and the grass did not ‘soften them up in the slightest.’

‘Lets just throw this hack in the bin. It doesn’t work.’ 

Many of her followers still allege that the hack does work, several said they think the hack would work better if the grass was wet or moist.

‘It’s worked for me. maybe different grasses?’ one woman commented on Kacie’s TikTok.

‘Might need to be a bigger pile so it stays moist, attracts the bugs that probably do the cleaning, and gets warm from the composting,’ another said.

‘A friend cleans hers yearly. She puts them out overnight and gets them early in the morning before the sun dries the dew off them. It’s the dew apparently that makes them super easy to clean off!’ another advised.

A professional cleaners fool-proof method to clean oven racks:

* Clean the racks by soaking them in hot water and the cleaning product For All for 15 minutes or until the water is cold

* Scrub the racks with a steel wool ball. Make sure to wear gloves to avoid steel splinters 

* Clean the racks after they have been cooking in the oven as the heat softens the grime

 (Source: The Big Clean Co)

However, many of her followers agree that the hack is ‘ridiculous’.

‘Thanks for trialing it – confirms there is no such thing as a Grass Fairy Cleaner,’ one woman said.

Kacie said the easiest, non-toxic way to clean racks is to soak them in ‘really hot water’ and the cleaning product ‘For All’ for 15 minutes.

She then advises scrubbing them with a steel wool ball, but she told her followers to make sure to wear gloves to avoid steel splinters.

Her ‘pro tip’ is to clean them after they have been cooking in the oven as the heat softens the grime.

The best and worst viral TikTok cleaning trends: 

 Best:

* Laundry stripping – soaking laundry in the bath with chemicals to remove old grime

*  Use a pan lid to clean – this method works great on fabric and furniture like couches

* Making your own disinfectant – pine needles and other natural cleaning supplies make great disinfectants 

 Worst:

* Cleaning air fryers with water – this hack see’s people filling their air fryer baskets with water and turning on the machine, which can break or seriously damage it

* Overloading your toilet – home cleaners have been filling their toilets with all of their cleaning products which can destroy the plumbing

(Source: lifehacker.com) 

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