7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning

Blossom Lady
May 22, 2021 10:42 AM
7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning

Lots of brands claim to be “natural” or “green,” but knowing the difference between products that are truly organic, nontoxic, and better for the environment and those that simply claim to be requires a level of savvy that’s actually difficult to acquire. Perhaps the easiest way to ensure that you know what’s in your cleaning products is to make them yourself.

Discover seven most effective solutions from that would tackle every single surface in your kitchen. And at the end of it all, you’ll spend almost nothing in supplies. The best part? You can make only as much as you need for one cleaning (aka, no storage necessary), or make enough to store in an airtight container. I’m now kicking myself for not trying these sooner!

Cleaning Cloudy And Dull Drinking Glasses

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
This is a simple way to get rid of the cloudiness of drinking glasses caused by hard water.
Soak a towel or dish rag in white vinegar then use it to scrub the glasses. Afterwards, wash with soap and rinse with water.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
Here are natural ways to restore the sleek look of stainless steel appliances.
1. Shine with flour: Apply all-purpose flour on a rag then use it to buff the oven, refrigerator or sink. Rinse off to see a shiny surface.
2. Remove stains and scale with lemon juice: Simply cut a lemon in half and rub the half lemon over the stained areas of the stainless steel appliance.

Cutting Board Cleaner

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
This works for wood and plastic cutting boards.
You just need 1 lemon.
Cut the lemon in half then run it all over the surface.
Let it sit for at least 10 minutes then rinse with water.
If scrubbing is necessary, sprinkle some coarse salt on the board before rubbing with the half lemon.

Garbage Disposal Freshener

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
You’ll need a pulp of 1 lemon and a few strips of lemon peel.
Toss the ingredients in the garbage disposal. Run water then turn on disposal.

Stovetop Or Sink Natural Cleaner

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
This cleaner also works for grill grates. Take 1/3 cup baking soda and a cup of warm water.
Mix enough water with the baking soda to make a moist paste. Use the paste with a brush or sponge and start scrubbing.

Perfect Microwave Cleaning

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
You’ll need 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, and baking soda.
Combine the water and vinegar in a large ceramic or heat-proof glass bowl. Microwave until the water has reduced by half. Turn off the microwave but do not open the door for 10 minutes. This gives the steam enough time to penetrate the deposits of crud.
After 10 minutes, wear hot mitts and remove the bowl of water and vinegar.
Now sprinkle a little baking soda on a sponge and use it to scrub the walls of the oven to remove stains.
Dampen a reusable cloth with clean water and use it to wipe down the entire area to have a sparkling clean microwave.

Oven Cleaning

7 Hacks for Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
Take: 1 cup of water, 1 cup of vinegar, coarse salt or baking soda.
Combine equal amounts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle.
Heat your oven to 150 degrees.
Spray the vinegar and water mixture on the caked-on food in the oven until lightly damp.
Now, pour salt on the sprayed areas, turn off the oven and give it a few minutes to cool.
Then scrub the mess with a wet towel.
Note: Use baking soda instead of salt if you have very stubborn stains.
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Jun 16, 2021 12:41 PM

Could you use this oven cleaning method on self cleaning ovens?  My oven has an aqua clean cycle that basically just uses water so was just wondering if I could use this method on my oven.  Thanks in advance...Judy :)