Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tips Tuesday -- Homemade Kitchen Cleaner
Over the weekend I ran out of kitchen spray, and of course forgot to add it to my grocery list. After a little research online, I found a simple homemade kitchen cleaner using white vinegar and water. You just mix 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water, and put into a clean spray bottle. When you first spray it you do smell the vinegar, but the smell does quickly disappear.
White vinegar is great for cutting through grease in the kitchen, and cleans hard water stains in the bathroom. It's also a great deodorizer and you can actually use it to get pet smells out of your carpet (if you can stand the smell; you kind of have to spray a lot to get the carpet really wet, so it does take a little time for the smell to go away.)
I also found out from the May/June issue of Cooking with Paula Deen that you can freeze the white vinegar in ice cube trays, then put them in your disposal, turn it on, and it will help deodorize your garbage disposal. I tried it this weekend, and I belive it helped (the disposal was getting kind of smelly, and so far, so good.)
What's great about using white vinegar is that it is cheap, and I already had it on hand, so there was no need to go out to the store to buy anything. Sometimes just having things on hand is reason enough to try it. I am going to continue to try out my new cleaning spray and I recommend you to try it as well. Let me know what you think.