Hack for cleaning stove top grates without any scrubbing: 'Looks new'

Cleaning can often be a bit of a chore, particularly where there is lots of oil, food and heat involved but there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the results of your hard work when it's all done.

A gleaming oven or a shiny stove top is so satisfying but you often need strong chemicals and lots of elbow grease to get the results you want.

Clean stovetop grates
A scrub-free way to clean your stovetop grates. Photo: tiktok/@carolina.mccauley

So it's easy to understand why cleanfluencers and cleaning hacks have become so popular. If there's a simple and quick way of getting our chores done, we're ready to get involved.

Carolina McCauley, who is originally from Brazil but now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and their two kids, has built up quite a following on both TikTok and Instagram for her home hints and hacks.


"I'm passionate about home styling and a well organised space," Carolina says.

And with 1.5 million followers on TikTok and 740,000 on Instagram she must be doing something right!

Her latest video to go viral is how to clean stove top burner grates without having to scrub. In fact, with Carolina's method you barely need to be there at all!

TikToker Carolina McCauley
Successful home hacker Carolina McCauley with daughter Julia and son Luca. Photo: Instagram/@carolina.mccauley

"I've been doing this weekly and my stovetops look brand new after they had this bath," one person commented on the TikTok post.

While some followers worried about not being able to fit their in their sink, others suggested doing half at a time or using the bath instead.

Carolina shares many hacks on cleaning the home, making your own cleaning products and gadgets for the kitchen and home.

But there is one product that is her secret ingredient when it comes to cleaning.

"I'll never get tired of saying that White Vinegar is the best cleaning ingredient!" Carolina says. "It is natural, doesn't harm the environment or body and it works so you can bin your harmful chemicals.

And her followers agree. "Because of you I clean everything with vinegar," one follower says. "Love it so much."

"Been doing this for 20 years," another added.

"I love vinegar. I have chemical sensitivities so I use soap, vinegar, hot water, peroxide and baking soda," JT wrote on a post where Carolina uses vinegar. "My house is clean but not toxic," she added.

Well, anything that means we spend less time cleaning and more tie enjoying gets out upvote!

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