The more and more I look for natural ways to clean and improve my home, the more pleasantly surprised I am. Truth be told, in the beginning when I heard the notion of cleaning with vinegar and scrubbing with baking soda, I believed I needed the chemicals for my house to get clean and to SMELL clean.
But as I've experimented, I've learned that only do some of the recipes get the house CLEAN, that when used with the right natural oils, it can smell heavenly. No chemicals, no worries.
Below you will find an easy mix to spray on kitchen appliances, especially the surfaces where food gets stuck on, like your stove top and oven doors.
What You'll Need
2 C. Warm Water
1 1/2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
1/4 C. White Vinegar
*optional - you may add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil. I myself keep this one unscented to save cost.
Mix all ingredients in spray bottle. Use caution when mixing, as the vinegar and baking soda will foam up when mixed. Spray on stove and inside oven door and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Sprinkle a small amount of added baking soda to really bad stains or areas. Clean with a scrub sponge, one that's abrasive, but still gentle enough for a delicate flat top stove surface.
Wipe with a damp towel to remove any baking soda residue.
This worked WONDERS on my stove top. I have burnt on rings around each burner and soaking them in this solution allowed it to wipe clean with minimal elbow grease! My kind of cleaning and NO chemicals!!
I'd love to hear your natural kitchen remedies!!