Good morning to all, 😀
Here are some tips that I personally use to clean effortlessly my barbeque grills, kitchen granite sinks and bathrooms. 😉
I used to hate washing the grills after having done a barbeque because it was tough work scrubbing off the hard and charred bits off the grill. Here is a super easy method.
For those of you that have detachable grills from your barbeque sets and only if the grills are made from stainless steel.
1) Place about 6 – 8 layers of old newspapers on the floor or grass over an area large enough to wrap your grill with.
2) Wet the newspapers thoroughly with water, with your garden hose.
3) Place grill over the wet newspapers.
4) Squirt dish detergent liberally over the grill and newspapers.
5) Wrap the newspapers over the grill, making sure that it is totally covered with newspapers. Wet with more water.
6) Leave overnight (I have only tried this by leaving it overnight, not sure if it works after a few hours, because usually after a barbeque dinner, I am too tired to wash the grill and will leave it until the next day anyway! 😀 )
7) Unwrap the newspapers. Lift out the grill and hose it down with water. Usually, with just some gentle brushing, the charred bits will easily come out. No need to scrub hard like a mad woman! LOL!
Over time, the grouting in our bathroom tiles will form moulds and mildew (the black stuff that you can’t seem to get rid with detergents?). One easy way is to dlute 1 cup bleach with 1 cup of water, fill this into a spray bottle and spray at those mildew stains, Leave for at least 10 minutes or so. Rinse with water. A word of caution – be sure to have windows open fully for good air circulation as the fumes from the bleach can be overpowering. Never combine bleach with other detergents as they could combine and form lethal fumes!! It is one experience you don’t want to try (hehe, I did not knowing the consequences and I couldn’t breathe for a few minutes! LOL!)
Kitchen Sinks Made from Granite
Unsightly stains will develop over time, and especially if your granite sinks are white like mine, you will need something very effective. I have used vinegar and baking soda but the stains do not come out as effectively as the undiluted bleach I use for this job. Leave bleach for at least 15 minutes and then scrub the stained spots with a hard brush. Wash thoroughly with dish detergent. Guarantee 98% of the stains will be gone. I try to do this once a week.
Much light, joy and peace to all,
P.S. added on 31 Oct, 2007 – Thanks to some good comments by May, I have to warn you that there are risks in using undiluted vinegar or bleach if your sink is made of actual granite or stones. She has also given this link for good instructions to clean and protect your granite countertops and sinks –