I Cleaned My Oven Door with the $6 British Cleaning Paste That’s All Over TikTok

updated Apr 3, 2023
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Pink Stuff used to clean oven door

I am definitely not young (or cool) enough to be using TikTok. I’m not sure I “get” the app, and I have a hard time finding videos that speak to me. But when I started getting cleaning videos in my feed, I was excited — finally, this is speaking to my soul! And then I noticed that I was being served a lot of videos featuring folks using The Pink Stuff to clean random things. I was intrigued.

The Pink Stuff seemed to check a lot of boxes. For one, it’s pink! It’s also from a cool, British company. TikTokers (is that what they’re called?) seem to have a lot of uses for the paste. And upon further investigation, I learned that I easily shop it on Amazon — where it has more than 120,000 five-star reviews.

One viral video showed someone using The Pink Stuff to clear pencil marks off a beat-up wooden door. Others show it being used on cookware, tile, stovetops, and more. The thing that had me most excited though? The many, many videos of people cleaning their oven’s glass doors.

My oven door could definitely use some TLC and it’s been a while since I’d last cleaned it. (Well, that’s putting it gently, but I’m doing my best!) My go-to method involves a Magic Eraser, and while I love how easy and effective it is, those sponges aren’t exactly inexpensive. I figured one tub of The Pink Stuff is less than $6 and would probably get me through more door-cleaning sessions (among other things) than if I’d spent the same amount on Magic Erasers.

My tub arrived quickly and I got to work that same day. I wet a rag and dug out about a tablespoon of paste. My first impression: The paste looks almost exactly like the stuff the dentist uses to polish your teeth at the end of a visit. It’s not, though, obviously. The container says it’s non-toxic, which is nice.

Moving on. I used the rag to spread the stuff all around the glass. I’ve seen some people use tougher scouring pads and even Scrub Daddy sponges, but I wanted to see what this stuff could do when paired with a simple rag — a sort of basic control, if you will.

Oh, hi! The "after" was so clean, I could see myself in the glass!

Turns out, a lot! The Magic Eraser requires very little elbow grease on my part, and The Pink Stuff requires even less. I just spread the stuff around, turned my damp rag inside out to wipe, and cleaned it all up. The grime lifted instantly, and for the most part, the brown flecks that are usually left behind with the Magic Eraser method were also gone. Next, I used a fresh, damp rag to wipe up any remaining solution. The glass got so sparkly clean, I could literally see my face in it. In fact, I couldn’t get a photo that didn’t prominently show my reflection. (Hence the cheese in the photo above!)

I have seen videos of people using The Pink Stuff to clean the rest of the oven (the inside and the metal on the door around the glass), and so that’s next on my list to try. I also plan on testing the paste on some old, discolored pans, the inside of my sink, my bathtub, the tile around my bathtub, and more. Don’t worry — I’ll still be using my Magic Erasers, but I’ll just be saving them for other things!

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Have you used The Pink Stuff? What’d you use it on and how’d it go? Tell us in the comments below.