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Good evening, dear friends, :D
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. :D
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/ :wink:
Voila! Your oven now looks as good as new! :D
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! :D Cleaning has never been so effortless, quick and wonderful for me in my whole life! :lol: :roll:
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! :D I am one happy customer indeed! :lol:
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!! :D 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! :wink:
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! :roll:
Oh, do check out also my earlier post by clicking on this ===>3 Cleaning Tips
Good night and sweet dreams from KL!