More Kitchen Tips To Help You Save Money And Time!!
April 28, 2007 3:17am CST
Clean up broken eggs When you spill grease or drop an egg on the kitchen floor, pour salt on right away. The salt will absorb the mess so you can wipe it up easily. Cleaning stainless steel appliances If you have stainless steel kitchen appliances, ovens, fridges, dishwashers and so on, instead of buying that expensive oil to polish your products, I can recommend using good old Eucalyptus oil on a soft cloth cheap as chips and does a beautiful job. Generic cleaner just as good as expensive sprays After spending up to $15 a week on disinfectant cleaning sprays for different rooms and surfaces, I discovered a cheaper way. A bottle of generic brand concentrated disinfectant for $0.70c, diluted 50/50 in a spray bottle does exactly the same job, resulting in a saving of $13.60 a week. It shines tiles, disinfects the kitchen and loo and leaves a lovely scent! Clean oven with cloudy ammonia and water For a cheap oven cleaner, mix together three parts cloudy ammonia to one part water, then fill an empty spray bottle. Heat the oven, then switch it off before spraying the interior thoroughly. Leave overnight and wipe clean the next morning. $2 cleaner does everything I take care of all the cleaning jobs in our house with one $2.00 bottle. I grab a two-litre bottle of Home Brand laundry detergent and away we go! Add a dash to a bucket of water to mop the floors, dilute with water in a spray bottle to clean the toilet and bathroom a la Flylady, to wipe doors and bench tops clean and even the car! I have never found it to have any adverse effects on any surface and it cleans everything perfectly! Clean your oven racks with aluminium foil An easy way to clean your oven racks is to wrap them in aluminium foil, place them in very hot water in the laundry tub or bath with your laundry detergent. Make sure they are completely covered by the water. Leave until the water has gone cold then a light rub with either a brush or steel wool will bring your oven racks up like new. There is a chemical reaction between the foil, laundry detergent and hot water which lifts off most of the baked on grime from the racks. Easy clean microwave An easy way to clean and deodorise your microwave is to put half a cup of water in a microwave proof dish with one tablespoon of baking soda in the microwave. Cook on high for one minute. The steam from the water loosens anything that doesn't belong there and makes it easy to wipe away. The baking soda absorbs odours.