Kitchen Tips Part 1.
April 28, 2007 3:10am CST
Dishwashing liquid makes best kitchen degreaser to remove greasy fingerprints on kitchen cupboards, fridges, grease build-up on rangehoods and so on, squirt a drop of dishwashing liquid on a sponge and simply wipe away. This was a tip I learned from our cabinet maker when he installed new kitchen cupboards and had covered the white doors in lovely black fingerprints. Much cheaper than expensive kitchen cleaners and just as effective! Use vinegar and bi-carb to clean stove top A good way to save on the cost of cleaning your kitchen is to clean your stove top with bicarbonate soda and white vinegar. Bicarbonate soda costs about $4.00 for 500 grams and white vinegar (generic brand) is about $2.00 for a litre bottle. I sprinkle the bi-carb on the stove top and sprinkle vinegar on top. (My two-year-old loves to watch the fizz!) I leave to soak for about half an hour, and then wipe off. No chemical smell, and no harsh scratching! This also works well on the floor of shower recesses. I haven't bought a stove cleaner/oven cleaner in a long time I don't even know how much they cost now!
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28 Apr 07
Kathy not only do you help keep us healthy, give us great ideas to keep the kids busy and wonderful easy recipes but you also give us cheap easy ways to clean - what other gems do you have up your sleeve? Am definitely going to try the stove cleaner - does it only work with white vinegar - or would it maybe work withthe malt vinegar I usually have
28 Apr 07
Hi Love, thank you yes I do always try to help my friends, by what I submit in my discussions with you, oh you never know what next I shall be giving my friends that are always here for me I do always try to be helpful in regards to the vinegar, it is recommended that you only use the white vinegar for this. I used the malt vinegar only when I am eating.
• Gold Coast, Australia
28 Apr 07
Gee Kathy - you are a little mine of information! We have a cleaning business, and spend a fortune on cleaning materials which are very harsh not only to the environment, but to our health too. (The oven cleaner especially makes me cough).So I will try your tips with the bi-carb and white vinegar, and the diswashing liquid tip also. They are a lot cheaper than the usual cleaning products out there. Anything for an easier life! Thanks heaps.