U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-05-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Winsted, Ct.
65 posts, read 212,315 times
Reputation: 61

Advertisements

I was watching G word on Planet Green. they were showing the power of baking sode and white vinegar at cleaning. Being they are both foodstampable items I bought some. Results? Worked like a charm! Granted my house smells like a salad bar. (just a tiny bit, I had my windows open.) it got the gunk off my microwave and sinks that the regular commercial stuff left behind. On the linolium floor in my kitchen it got the ground in dirt out. without out too much sweat on my part.

Now here is my question. What else can these two products be used for? Can they clean a slightly soiled electric oven? I hae yet to try that.

I am amazed that two everyday grocery items can out perform commercial cleaning products. Is there any other grocery products that can be used to clean with too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-06-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
1,237 posts, read 2,403,341 times
Reputation: 1241
Vinegar and baking soda are all I use to clean my gas oven. While the oven surface is still slightly warm, not hot, make a paste and smear it all over the oven. After a few minutes, scrub any baked on grease with more of the vinegar and baking soda. Clean off with warm soapy water and rinse with clear water. I would think it would be ok for an electric oven as long as you do not get it onthe heating elements.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2009, 07:19 AM
 
5,019 posts, read 11,698,550 times
Reputation: 6874
Quote:
Originally Posted by B'ichela View Post
Now here is my question. What else can these two products be used for? Can they clean a slightly soiled electric oven? I hae yet to try that.

I am amazed that two everyday grocery items can out perform commercial cleaning products. Is there any other grocery products that can be used to clean with too?
Baking soda and vinegar also makes an excellent drain cleaner. Flush with boiling water. If you do this on a somewhat regular basis you can avoid commercial "drain cleaners" altogether.

For scubbing pots I prefer to use baking soda and lemon (plus I like the smell). If I have a scorched pan, I make a paste of baking soda and a little water, then use 1/2 of a lemon as a "scouiring pad". Toss the used lemon in your garbage disposal. The citrus oil cleans and deodorizes that too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
29,531 posts, read 50,615,439 times
Reputation: 48213
Vinegar is good for un-gunking faucet aerators, if you have hard water. Unscrew the aerator and plop it in a glass of vinegar and soak it overnight; if you can't unscrew it, prop up a glass of vinegar somehow (I used to flip a bowl or pitcher or stockpot upside down in the sink, and sit the glass of vinegar on it) so that the aerator soaks in the glass of vinegar. For a showerhead, you can unscrew it, or attach a sandwich bag full of vinegar with a twist tie to the showerhead.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2009, 10:55 AM
 
4,948 posts, read 14,763,852 times
Reputation: 2806
vinegar can be used to clean a shower head, just put it into a plastic bag, and tie the bag.
also to clean the toilet bowl. put into toilet, let sit overnite, scrub, and flush. use it to kill weeds,
cleans mirrors. shines the faucets. The supermarket at a small booklet with lots you can do with baking soad, and vinegar!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
43,858 posts, read 40,015,208 times
Reputation: 58476
Vinegar Tips - 1001 Uses for white distilled vinegar.
1001 Uses for Vinegar

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda | Life Hackery
61 Uses for Baking Soda

Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleaning Recipes (http://www.natural-healthy-home-cleaning-tips.com/vinegar_baking_soda_cleaning_recipes.htm - broken link)
Cleaning recipes

Maybe these sites will help you out!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
1,365 posts, read 2,744,691 times
Reputation: 1521
Thanks!! awesome tips and links
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
738 posts, read 2,348,882 times
Reputation: 616
I started using White vinegar to clean everything in my house. It seems to work better than nearly all cleaner products, and I can just use one product to clean nearly everything. It's definitely cheaper as well. I love the stuff!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NoVa
18,419 posts, read 25,848,168 times
Reputation: 19460
I used white vinegar and water mixture to clean spots on the carpet. I sprayed it on and let it sit for about 10 minutes or so and scrubbed.

Stains came right out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
4,281 posts, read 8,628,952 times
Reputation: 10365
B & V is great for cleaning the loo too! You can also use the combination in the waste disposal followed by a few lemons and ice cubs. As for cleaning the inside of a microwave ... bowl of water with a couple of slices of lemon heated up for a couple of minutes. The steam helps loosen the gunk on the sides, making it easy to wipes off.

Anyone have kids who've put stickers on doors, furniture etc? Rub a little mayo on the sticker. The oil helps loosen them so they lift off easily.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top