Natural Kitchen Cleaners

When it comes to keeping your home clean, you surely do all you can. However, did you consider that you may not be using the best methods there are available, to keep your family safe? Although many store bought products are great, there are some that contain harmful chemicals. If this is something that bothers you, perhaps you could consider making some natural in home cleaners. Today, Dreyer’s DKI in Gainesville would like to share some great tips for making natural home cleaners, specifically for your kitchen, which sees a lot of use during the week.

Let’s start with an all purpose cleaner that can be used on virtually any surface:

  • You choose between lime, orange, or lemon peels-and of course if you’re feeling a bit creative, you can use all three of them
  • Put the peels in a glass jar and cover them with salt, allowing them to sit for about 20 minutes
  • Now, fill the jar with vinegar and close the lid-remember the longer you let it sit, the more potent the cleaner will become
  • Strain the liquid from the jar, throw out the peels, and put the liquid into a spray bottle, diluted with water
  • This is ideally best used on windows and glass, but can also be used on certain countertops, it’s not recommended to use on granite

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If you’re a coffee lover, than you’ll agree that the coffee pot is one of your most important kitchen appliances. Don’t neglect to give it a thorough cleaning every once in a while, using these very easy methods:

  • Using 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar, fill the machine
  • Run the cycle as if you were going to make coffee-if you have a reusable filter you should put that in the machine, this can clean it too
  • The water should come out looking cloudy-this is a good sign that the cleaning is working
  • After you’ve run the cycle with the water and vinegar, run the machine at least one more time with plain water, to eliminate the vinegar taste

Next to the coffee pot, another very convenient kitchen item, especially when you have a large family and find yourself very busy, is the crock pot. It’s fairly easy to clean as well, but to wipe away those really stuck on food particles, you could try this:

  • Fill the crock pot about ⅔ full with water
  • Add ¾ of a cup of distilled vinegar
  • Cover and set to cook, on high, for a few hours
  • This should work on even the most baked on food

These natural cleaning tips are simple, but effective. You won’t regret giving them a try. As you’re giving your kitchen the thorough cleaning it deserves, you may decide to move on to other rooms in your home. In so doing, you could discover leaky pipes, mold, or some other damage that needs a professional touch. If that’s the case, remember that Dreyer’s DKI is here for water damage and property restoration in Gainesville, 352-403-0085.