Spring Cleaning 101 – The Natural Way To Clean Appliances.

April 27, 2007
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Forget that spray on oven cleaner…do you have any idea what is in that stuff? There are many safe ways to clean your oven, microwave, refrigerator and coffee machine! You do not need to buy special cleaning supplies for each appliance like the cleaning aisle at your grocery store leads you to believe. Here are some better and safer ways to keep that stuff sparkling clean:

Microwaves
Mix 1/2 of water with a few teaspoons of baking soda in a microwave safe bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave and run it for 2 minutes. Take out the bowl and wipe it clean with just a rag; every last spot will come out!

Ovens
You can rub the inside of your oven with wet steel wool to remove the tough stuff, and then sprinkle baking soda throughout the oven. Let it sit for a few minutes, then just wipe it all clean with a wet rag…all done and no caustic chemicals!

Coffee Makers
When the coffee maker is empty, pour in a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar and some hot water to fill up the reservoir to the top. Run the coffee maker like you were making coffee, just without any beans in it. Once the cycle has finished, run it twice more with just plain water, which will rinse out the vinegar and any build up left inside. The coffee will taste better the next time you make a cuppa Joe!

Refrigerators
Baking soda all the way…why would you want to spray chemicals in the giant box that holds your food! Make a nice paste from baking soda and water (equal parts of both) and scrub away. Wipe down with a clean cloth and all will be clean!

If you have any natural tips, would like to hear about them in the comments :-)

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