Can you use vinegar or baking soda to clean stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops?
I used to clean houses. for greasy granite use 409 or mean green first use a lot of water to clean residue. dry off. then mix a 1/4 cup vinegar and water to fill spray bottle. spray countertops wipe clean with lint free paper towel, like the blue kind you buy for automobiles.
Stainless steel trick clean steel with vinegar mixture above wipe clean with blue paper towels, then spray liquid gold on steel, wipe off only towards the grain on the steel, wipe off fridges like this start from top to bottom long even handed stroke. Sometimes it takes some practice with the liquid gold to get a even stroke down the appliances. Not recommended for the top of stove this is dangerous with liquid gold but you can use vinegar and water.
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Will baking soda mixed with vinegar scratch a stainless steel sink, if used for cleaning?
I doubt it, I've used a huge lot of Ajax (with bleach) to clean mine and never had a problem. Test a small corner of the sink with the baking soda and vinegar to see, but I don't see it causing a problem.
I would use a non scratch pad that you can buy at any grocery store along with your mixture of baking soda and vinegar. I use the non scratch pads all the time for cleaning item that I don't want sratched.
Mix your baking soda with water. Mixing it with vinegar neutralizes it; it is just a waste. The point of a stainless steel sink is that is tough; you don`t have to worry about scratching them with normal household products.
Here is a great site that I use
care2.com will tell you how to use natural things for everything, including baking soda and vinegar. But I will say that I use baking soda in place of cleanser/scrub .make a paste with water. If something wet spills on your carpet put a lot of baking soda on it and it will pull up the liquid from the carpet. White vinegar is good in place of fabric softener. And it's a deodorizer and disinfectant. Then you can also use them together. To clean drains,etc. pour down some b.soda and then some vinegar. It bubbles and foams away and cleans inside of drains. There are so many ways to use them you will be surprised. You can even use them on yourself.Good luck. (08/28/2006)
This might be more than you wanted but also good info to have.
All Purpose Cleaner
Mix 1/2 cup of pure liquid dish washing soap and two cups of boiling water; let it cool and then whip to jelly. Rub carpet gently with mix and dampened sponge. Then rinse with cloth and one quart of water with one cup of white vinegar. Wipe carpet dry with a clean cloth.
Mildew: Rub strong soap and salt on spots; place in sunlight while keeping spots moist.
Rust: Soak with sour milk or lemon juice and rub with salt; dry in sun and wash.
Scorches: Boil the article in one cup of soap and two quarts of milk.
Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar into the drain. Cover the drain until fizzing stops and then flush with boiling water.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put a non-aluminum pan with 1/4 cup of ammonia and water in the oven, with door closed, overnight. Scrub clean with baking soda in the morning.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Apply a paste of lemon juice and Borax. Let this stand for two hours.
Tooth Cleaner Phosphate-Free
Use baking soda with lemon juice and mint extract.
Tub and Tile Cleaner
Scrub with baking soda, washing soda or Borax.