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Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes : TipNut.com

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Try These Homemade Cleaners To Tackle Grimy OvensRecipe #1

Baking Soda

Water

Dish Detergent

Directions:

Fill a spray bottle with water and spray oven generously.

Generously sprinkle baking soda over the water. Leave overnight.

The next day wipe out much of the baking soda and grime.

Soak a sponge in hot water, squeeze out excess water and scrub the inside of the oven with liquid dish detergent first drizzled over the sponge.

Recipe #2

Ammonia

Water

Baking soda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 200° then turn off oven.

In an ovenproof dish, fill with ammonia and set on middle rack of oven (about 1 to 2 cups of ammonia).

In another ovenproof dish, fill with boiling water and set on bottom rack of oven (2 cups).

Leave overnight.

The next morning, remove dishes and wipe down the oven with a hot wet sponge first drizzled with baking soda.

Recipe #3

3 tsp Borax

1/4 cup vinegar

1/8 cup liquid dish soap

2 cups hot water

Baking soda (do not add to mix)

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to mix.

Spray mixture in oven generously.

Sprinkle generous amounts of baking soda on top.

Spray liquid mixture over the baking soda.

Leave overnight.

The next morning wipe out the cleaning mixture and wash the oven with hot soapy water.

Recipe #4

1 cup baking soda

1/3 cup table salt

Water

Directions:

Spray oven well with water.

Mix together the dry ingredients then sprinkle over the water.

Spray again with water.

Leave overnight. Wipe out the next morning and scrub oven with hot soapy water.

You can also use this homemade softscrub cleaner for the next day’s scrubbing after using one of the methods above.

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Green Home – iVillage

Trouble Spot: The Refrigerator

The refrigerator is where many people store plastic food storage containers; these may be hazardous to your health and can leach BPA into foods when heated.

Healthier option: Instead of plastic, opt for glass containers. “Glass is great for storing,” says Greene. If you must use plastic, look for the best possible plastics (#2 HDPE, #4 LDPE and #5 PP) and those that let you know they are free of BPA and phalates.

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Green Dry Cleaners | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

 

Green Dry Cleaners | Care2 Healthy & Green Living.

 

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Natural Cleaners – iVillage

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How to do it: Start by peeling two apples. Place the peels in the saucepan and add enough water to cover the peels. Bring the water and peels to boil for several minutes until the stain begins to lift. Turn off the pot and let the water cool. Discard the water and peels, dry the pan and voila

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Refresh your air filter When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, replacing a dirty air filter is probably the simplest, most inexpensive and most often overlooked maintenance job there is. Air filters don’t … Continue reading