The dreaded final inspection. When your cleaning prowess really needs to be at the top of its game. Well, we are here to help. We have chosen the top 3 dreaded final inspection cleaning jobs and some simple hacks to make cleaning them a breeze (well, easier anyway).

So before your stress levels fly right out of control with the thought of tackling these babies, read up and save yourself a lot of time and worry.

The best part of it is, stock yourself with baking soda and vinegar and your job is half done!

The Oven Clean

The chemical-free bake

Cleaning your oven literally has to top the list of ‘dreaded cleaning jobs’ hands down. The grime and who knows what else that accumulates makes this one of the grittiest jobs to do. For those who also dislike the harsh chemicals that come with commercial oven cleaners, these two hacks work wonders:

Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius.

Combine in an oven-safe bowl:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar

Mix into a paste. For those really crusted up and grimy sections, take some paste and dab over completely.

Place the bowl on the top shelf and bake for 45 minutes. Let the oven cool and wipe away the remaining grime which should now be easier to budge.

Dishwashing in the Oven

Those dishwasher tablets come in mighty handy for more than one reason! Pop some gloves on, unwrap a dishwashing tablet, dip it into water to moisten it and rub over the grime. Leave for 5-10 minutes then wipe the residue away.

The Retractable Rangehood Clean

Like ovens, rangehoods aren’t meant to be pretty. They are pretty downright disgusting! But that is their job. So to get your sparkling like new, you just need a few key items and get to it.

  • Disposable gloves
  • A sink of hot water (add boiling water to a temperature you can tolerate)
  • Degreasing dishwashing detergent
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Paper towels

Pop on the gloves and fill your sink with hot water (as hot as you can tolerate).

Pop out the retractable rangehood filter.

Fill the sink with baking soda and a good squirt of dishwashing liquid.

Pop the rangehood filter into the sink and soak for 10 minutes.

After a good soak, scrub the filters with a non-abrasive brush and lay to dry on paper towel.

Then pop back in your sparkling new rangehood filters!

The Dishwasher Clean

Dishwashers have a tendency to store unwanted food particles for a hefty amount of time, until you realise you have a blockage that is hindering sparkling clean dishes.

First of all, pull out the bottom dish rack and clean out the the dishwasher drain. Untwist the filter and clean out any unwanted gunk that lies within. Most of the time, this fixes most problems.

For a more thorough clean, ensure your dishwasher is empty, and place one cup of white vinegar into a dishwasher-safe container on the top rack. Run a hot cycle wash and see the sparkling, clean results. Once this is done, you can sparkle up your dishwasher even more by sprinkling baking soda along the bottom of the machine. Run another hot water cycle and all lingering odours and stains be gone!

With a the big ticket items of a clean oven, dishwasher and rangehood, your final inspection clean will be given the big tick of approval.