Cleaning Hacks

Firstly let me apologise. It has been a while since I last blogged. There have been lots of good things taking place outside of my kitchen and as much as I’ve wanted to entertain you all I simply haven’t had the time. That will change very soon at which point I promise you all that I’ll get back to writing and sharing yumminess more frequently.

So today is officially the hottest day of the year in UK, so much so that I actually feel like I am on holiday. It’s 31 degrees i.e. very hot! As it is so warm I’ve chosen to come inside and use the opportunity to blog. I’ve recently been doing loads of cleaning, rearranging and organising so my trusted distilled vinegar has been out in full effect. I’ve always know about the power of using it to clean windows (watch this space for a blog post on that subject) and having used it for more or less everything recently I was pleasantly surprised at how effective it was at clean my mop.

Anyway, what I really want to talk about is baking power. I don’t even know how I came across this but not only is it a handy cake ingredient, it’s the perfect grease buster.

This is how I’ve so far used it:

  • To clean the bath
  • To clean greasy kitchen cupboard doors
  • To clean the oven and in particular to get all of those yucky grease marks off the glass (it looks brand new!)
  • To clean my Pyrex dish.

Here you will see how the dish looked before:

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Pretty grimy.

And after?

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Near enough gleaming! And yes, this is the same dish. It literally is squeaky clean!

Method

  • Tip the baking powder into the dish and add some water to make a paste.
  • Distribute the paste around the dish, focusing on the grimy area and scrub with a scourer.
  • Rinse and dry.

It’s as simple as that! This method took no time, required very little elbow grease, was cheap and chemical free! I also loved the fact that everything required to revamp this dish was already in my kitchen cupboard.

Here are some pictures of the cleaning in progress to show you how easy it really was.

So now I know the power of baking powder – how do you use yours?

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