Mum sprays cooking oil on door hinges to stop them from squeaking


REVEALED: How super mum uses a common pantry item to treat squeaky door hinges and polish stainless steel – but not everyone is on board

  • A popular home hacks influencer has revealed how she uses cooking oil to clean
  • Carolina McCauley from Perth uses oil to clean  hard surfaces and her stove 
  • She also uses it to stop her hinges squeaking but not everyone is convinced


Carolina McCauley, from Perth, uses cooking oil to stop her doors from squeaking

A busy mum known for her endless supply of helpful home hacks has left her fans divided after revealing how she uses cooking oil around the house.

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, uses cooking oil to stop her doors from squeaking, clean household surfaces, including book cases and even to shine her stove.

And while the mum-of-two’s video went viral, attracting over 180,000 views not everyone was impressed.

‘It will attract dust and get worse with the oil remedy. Not actually a good suggestion,’ one woman said. 

While others complained the ‘hacks’ would simply leave to a ‘greasy look and feel’ around the house. 

 

And while the mum-of-two's video went viral, attracting over 180,000 views not everyone was impressed

And while the mum-of-two’s video went viral, attracting over 180,000 views not everyone was impressed

The mum started the video showing off a can of olive oil

She said it stops her hinges from squeaking

 The mum started the video with a shot of olive oil before spraying it directly onto hinges

Poll

Would you use oil as a cleaner?

  • Yes, that shine looks great! 1 votes
  • No, it looks greasy! 21 votes

‘Isn’t the purpose of cleaning to remove 

Other parents pointed out the dangerous side effect of using oil to clean.

‘Olive oil has a low smoke point – you put that on your hob burners and not only will it burn right off but it’ll release carcinogenic smoke,’ one mum said. 

One woman said pets ‘love’ hinges greased with cooking oil. 

‘We actually put cooking spray on our hinges about 15 yrs ago and in the middle of the night the cat was Licking the hinges,’ she laughed. 

 But some thanked the popular Instagram star for sharing the hacks.

Some people said cleaning the stove top with oil is actually dangerous and asked people not to follow the advice

Some people said cleaning the stove top with oil is actually dangerous and asked people not to follow the advice

‘Love how olive oil on a soft cloth can rub stainless steel appliances, pots, and sinks to prevent streaks, water spots, tarnish, and corrosion, thank you for sharing these helpful cleaning hacks that are chemical free,’ one mum said.

In the video Carolina shows her 678,000 followers how to spray their hinges with oil.

She also tells them to mix equal parts water and vinegar with half a teaspoon of olive oil to wipe down hard surfaces in the home.

She says it stops grime from building up. 

The busy mum also cleans her stove, including hobs using the oil.

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