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Kitchen cleaners can be costly. Make your own cleaner solution for appliances, formica counter tops, and sinks. Buy a 32 ounce size spray bottle with an adjustable spray nozzle. Make the cleaning solution formula of Murphy Oil soap 2 ounces, Dish soap 1 tablespoon, and water to fill the spray bottle. It costs only pennies to make and cleans very well. Label the bottle and store in a secure area.
I wasn't having good results with store bought cleaners so I devised my own.
This is a guide about super duper de-greaser. Reuse little soap slivers to make an effective all purpose kitchen cleaner.
I always stock up on bleach, white vinegar, amonnia, borax, 91% rubbing alcohol, and Dawn dish soap. I boil my water. Then from these Items I make most of my cleaners. My favorite kitchen cleaner I make up a gallon at a time. Then I fill up a cut little spray bottle.
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How do I make my own spray cleaner for the kitchen?
By Irmgard A. Meyer from Port Isabel, TX
here is a recipe
I use vinegar or pine oil in spray bottle for kitchen. It does a good job, good luck.
This is stinky, but it will work for ovens...put a dish of ammonia on the floor of the oven, close the door, leave overnight, then wipe off with a soapy rag, then a wet one. If the oven is really greasy, you may have to repeat it or use a scrubbie, but it's not toxic like canned oven cleaner...it has a strong smell, though, so have your windows open or go away for a breath when you need.
I use about 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water with a few squirts of dish soap in a spray bottle for all my greasy kitchen cleaning, I also use a spray bottle of bleach and water solution for general sink and countertop cleaning, also for my white painted cabinets- both of these solutions work great, just watch out that your clothes don't come into contact with the bleach solution, it will ruin them- also make sure you use these seperatly (sp?) because they are toxic if they mix- I also label each spray bottle so there's no confusion about the contents in case another family member would use them (a big yeah, right in my house!)
I like to put a little pine sol in a spray bottle and fill the rest with water, it depends on how much of the pine smell you want. I keep a dish washing liquid bottle full of it and squirt it on the floor when I want to use my swiffer and bit of material I save to clothespin it on to there. I also make bleach/water spray, and also vinegar and water are good cleaners- if you like the smell of vinegar.
I use one similar to the recipe in the first post. Just mix a couple tablespoons baking soda with a couple tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in about 18 oz. of warm water and stir to combine. A few drops of essential oil like lavender is a nice touch, too. It's cheap, works well and is pretty much chemical-free!
I mix 2 cups water, 1/2 tsp dishwashing detergent (like Dawn) and 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake a couple of times to mix and then use for all your cleaning needs. I use it for everything in the house: mirrors, windows, counter tops, toilets, sinks, etc.
Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda (or 2 teaspoons borax) into 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water. Store and keep. Use for removal of water deposit stains on shower stall panels, bathroom chrome fixtures, windows, bathroom mirrors, etc.
Mix 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons vinegar and 3 cups hot water. For stronger cleaning power add 1/4 teaspoon liquid castile soap. Wipe on with dampened cloth or use non-aerosol spray bottle. To disinfect kitchen sponges, put them in the dishwasher when running a load.
Chopping block cleaner:
Rub a slice of lemon across a chopping block to disinfect the surface. For tougher stains, squeeze some of the lemon juice onto the spot and let sit for 10 minutes, then wipe.