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Good evening, dear friends,
As I had made a promise to myself yesterday, this morning I cleaned my oven with much surprising ease from just using a solution made up of vinegar, baking soda and water.
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Wow, I was really amazed that the hardened spills and oil spatters in the oven were so easy to remove – I merely wiped the oven interior and door with a rough kitchen towel wet with this solution , and no hard scrubbing was required at all.
Now my oven looks very gleaming and shiny, both inside and outside! I am so happy with this new “cleaning solution” and I must thank my sister Terese for informing me about the wonderful effects of using vinegar for cleaning. I had combined it with baking soda to make the cleaning more effective. Here is my “recipe” for this amazing cleaning solution for my oven -
3 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup baking soda
1) Dilute the vinegar with water first, and mix well.
2) Add in the baking soda.
Warning! Do not mix undiluted vinegar with baking soda – it may cause an explosion!
Apply this mixture on the inside and outside of the oven with a sponge or a few pieces of paper kitchen towels. Leave for a few minutes and then just wipe off with a clean, wet cloth. For those stubborn stains, just scrub a little harder.
Rinse cloth in clean water and wipe oven again., until the oven is clean/
Voila! Your oven now looks as good as new!
I was so fascinated and tickled pink by this vinegar and baking soda cleaning solution that I made another batch to try cleaning my windows at the back of my kitchen to see how it goes – wow, all I needed to do was just apply the vinegar and baking soda with a sponge onto the glass and steel window frames, hose the windows down with some water….and they are now so shiny and gleaming as well! Cleaning has never been so effortless, quick and wonderful for me in my whole life!
Quickly I looked for something else to try this new found wonder of using vinegar and baking soda – this time, I just add in 1/2 cup vinegar to 2 litres of water, and I proceeded to test this cleaning solution out on my kitchen wall tiles and prayer room glass blocks.
Whooo..hooo, this worked perfectly as well and I didn’t even have to wipe them a second time round to clean off the vinegar solution – they were already looking gleaming and shiny. When I rubbed my forefinger on the surface of the tiles, there was a squeaking sound – ah! Sheer music to my ears….telling me how clean my tiles were!!
Previously, I had used dish detergent and water and then I had to rinse this off and yet, there was a slightly sticky feel left on the tiles. Now, no problem at all! I am one happy customer indeed!
Next, I prepared solution of 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 litre of water and I used this to clean my 2 refrigerators, which are white, the perfect way to see how effective this vinegar and baking soda solution is ===> works just as wonderfully there!! Dirty finger prints, hardened spills, grime, etc are all removed almost as soon as I wiped the surfaces with this solution. Fantastic! Another plus to this is that this cleaning solution also helps to remove the fridge odours as well!
Hope you will be able to try this vinegar and baking soda cleaning solution, and see for yourself how wonderful it is – you save much time and effort by using it! Just a word of caution – remember to wear gloves! I didn’t because I don’t like to work with gloves, and now I have to slather on lots and lots of good hand cream!
Oh, do check out also my earlier post by clicking on this ===>3 Cleaning Tips
Good night and sweet dreams from KL!