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Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Uses for Baking Soda

Baking Soda is nice and cheap and it can replace many of the harsh cleaners that we tend to spend a lot of money on, for many cleaning jobs in the kitchen. Here is our top 10 list of cleaning uses for Baking Soda.

1. Make a paste with baking soda and water. Grab those rubber spatula’s and the plastic cooking utensils out of the drawer, that have the stains on. Using a scourer rub on the paste.

2. Again using the paste mixture coat a stain in your enamel cookware, leave it to stand for about and hour and then wipe clean. No more scratched enamel by abrasive cleaners.

3. When you have greasy dishes to wash simply add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to your dish washing liquid, the grease will no longer be a problem.

4. Does your dishwasher need to be deodorized? Pour half a box of baking soda into the dishwasher and run the empty machine through the rinse cycle.

5. Wipe a damp cloth with a little baking soda on it around coffee stains in your mugs and watch them disappear.

6. Shake a light coating of baking soda onto stainless steel and after rubbing with a damp cloth see it shine.

7. If you have grease stains on your stove top damp them down with a little water and the cover them with baking soda, wipe again with a clean cloth.

8. Coffee stains in your coffee maker, simply turn on the coffee maker add 1 quart water to the jug with a 1/4 cup of baking soda and let it do the work for you.

9. How do you get burned on food out of your cast iron skillet? Simple put 2 tablespoons of baking soda into the skillet with 1 quart of water and boil for approx 5 minutes.

10. Do you have a thermos flask or thermal coffee cups remove the residue inside again use a mixture of 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 quart of water and leave them to soak overnight.

Go ahead replace harsh cleaners in the kitchen with something much gentler and cheaper, Baking Soda it’s amazing.

 

Cleaning Tips

Clean Stainless Steel and Porcelain Sink

Clean your stainless steel sink on a daily basis to keep those nasty germs at bay.

Germs

We have to kill the germs that are in your sink on those microscopic food particles, you know the ones we can’t see. Keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle under the sink and after each use give it a spray and rub down with a clean piece of kitchen towel, and say goodbye to those unwanted guests.

Now lets take a look at other things we need to be doing to keep that stainless steel clean and sparkling.

REMOVING RUST this isn’t as difficult as it sounds, our top tip is to use liquid lighter fuel, a non abrasive scouring powder and water. How do you so this? You only need to use a drop of lighter fuel and rub it into the area that has the rust mark, and then using your non abrasive scouring powder and water clean off the lighter fuel. I like to follow with a spray of windex and some kitchen towel to give my sink a sparkling shine.

A Water Mark this is so easy to remove simply use a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol on it a give it a rub. Again give your sink a sparkle with windex. I told you it was easy.

Other Stains on your stainless steel White vinegar or club soda will help remove any other marks and stains on your stainless steel sink and as i have said before I like to use windex.

These quick tips will give you a stainless steel sink to be proud of.

Porcelain Sink Cleaning can prove hard to clean as abrasive cleaners will dull the surface of your porcelain sink and in many cases scratch it as well. A tip I was given was to use Lemon Thyme, simply put 4-5 bunches of fresh lemon thyme into a 3 gallon metal bucket and fill it with boiling water. Put it safely to one side and leave it for about 6 hours, just before you go to bed put the stopper in your porcelain sink and pour in the tea. Leave it overnight and in the morning drain out and wipe round with a clean piece of kitchen towel. You not only have a sparkling sink but a lovely aroma in the kitchen as well.

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Cleaning Tips

Cleaning the Kitchen-How to Clean Kitchen Walls

The kitchen is the heart of your home and therefore usually the messiest. The stove top gets splashed when cooking, the sink gets piled high with dirty dishes, liquids such as milk and juice get spilled in the refrigerator and the work tops get filled with school letters, the mail, kitchen utensils, crumbs etc…

Here are some tips to help keep away the smells and the grime.

Lets start with how to clean kitchen walls:
If you have painted walls in your kitchen try mixing a solution of 1 gallon of water and ½ cup of chlorine bleach. This will not only clean your kitchen walls, it will brighten them up, and help to remove the frying smells and residue.

If you have waterproof wallpaper on your walls remove the excess dust and dirt with either a duster or a vacuum cleaner. Then with a solution of ½ cup of lemon juice, ½ cup of dish washing liquid and 1 quart of water.

NOTE: Always test an inconspicuous area first.

If your budding artist has drawn on the walls in pencil use a slice of rye bread to rub it away.

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