Nowadays a lot of people try to figure out different ways to clean their houses with natural products rather than chemicals. Some feel responsible for the environment and the bad effects they might cause. Others are concerned about their family members and children, especially babies, which will breath the subtle scents these chemicals leave after their use. But no matter what you reasons are, cleaning green is a very good solution. Especially for your kitchen, where you store your food. Here are some useful tips.
How to clean your stove?
If you have time to cook often you know that keeping the top of your stove clean and shiny is very important. It saves you a lot of health problems as well as the smell of cooking oil all over your house. A very good alternative of cleaning with preparations is using your hot water kettle. Bring some fresh water to a boil and pour it over the top of the stove. Wait for a while so that it gets a bit cooler and remove the grease. After that, use some soft scrub to remove the rest of the dirt and dry with a clean paper or towel. Although it is a great trick, you must know, that it is applicable only for ceramic, flat surface stove tops. Make sure that it would be safe for you to put it in practice and there is no risk for short circuiting your electric installation.
How to clean your silver kitchen utensils?
Just like all silver jewels, you can remove the rust from your precious kitchen utensils by using baking soda. All you need is 1 piece of aluminium foil, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 liter of water. Put all these things into a saucepan and then put it on the stove until they’re boiling. Do it several times and watch your silver kitchen utensils shining again.
Burnt pants will be shiny again with baking soda and vinegar
Have you ever experienced the consequences of ‘too much talking on the phone while preparing the dinner’? If you have, then you probably know how much it ‘hurts’ to see your new pan burnt and smoking. Although it seems impossible to clean it, you may want to get aware of our solutions in such emergencies. You secret weapon?
1 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of water. Fill your pan with water and vinegar and put it on the stove. Getting hotter and hotter, the water and the vinegar manage to clean the bottom a bit. When you see it boiling remove from the stove and add the baking soda – 2 tablespoons are quite enough. Then empty the pan and remove what has remained with some soft scrubber. If it’s necessary, repeat the whole procedure again.
The smelly drain…ugh…
The most possible reason for the bad odor of you kitchen is the built-up food or grease down your drain. Freshen naturally with ¼ cup of baking soda and half a cup vinegar into the drain and leave it for at least 20 minutes. Then flush with boiling water. Apple cores and citrus rinds also add a fresh scent to the drain and to your kitchen. It is healthy, it is green and it’s working!
Jonathan Lewis is a freelance blogger and writer. He is passionate about everything related to sustainable solutions and eco living. He works for cleaning agency in Brent Cross, applying eco cleaning solutions.
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