1508, 2017
Natural Appliance Cleaning Tips

Natural Appliance Cleaning Tips

There are a large number of natural appliance cleaning solutions available today, and supermarket shelves are lined with so many that we hardly know which one to choose. That said, these chemicals can prove harmful to your health as well as the environment. This is why so many people choose natural cleaning alternatives instead. If you want to clean your appliances without using strong chemicals, here’s how!

Prepare Your Natural Appliance Cleaning Solution

Before you begin, you will need a spray bottle. Now add 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Add 1 cup of water, about 5 drops of dishwashing liquid and 5 drops of lemon essential oil if desired. Not only is this mixture effective at removing grime, but it is also gentle, and it offers antimicrobial benefits too! You can use this mixture on various appliances and surfaces including enamel, glass, plastic, and metal. It’s not advisable to use this mixture on wood or natural stone surfaces. If you have such surfaces near your appliance, you should be careful of overspray and protect these surfaces while applying the cleaner solution.

Oven Natural Cleaning

You can use this mixture to remove oven stains without all that effort and without worrying about those horrible fumes. Start by sprinkling some baking soda over the area you wish to clean, and then apply some of the cleaning mixture. You will see it start to foam and this is exactly what you want. When the foaming stops, you can scrub gently to remove that grime.

Clean hard water mineral residue

If you have hard water, the residue can build up in various areas of your home and appliances. Vinegar is highly effective at dissolving this residue. Smaller parts can be soaked in apple cider or vinegar whereas larger areas can be wiped or sprayed with vinegar. Allow the vinegar to sit before you gently scrub the area clean. Once you are done, you should rinse with clean water.

Washer and Dishwasher deodorizing

Your washer and dishwasher can start to smell rather awful if they are not cleaned regularly. Use baking soda and vinegar to get rid of these smells. Fill the detergent holder with baking soda to clean your dishwasher and, for your washing machine, you can add some white or apple cider vinegar along with half a cup of baking soda to the drum. Don’t place them in the detergent compartment. You don’t want any residue left behind. Set the washer to hot and let it work its magic! If you have some whites that you want to freshen up, you can wash them in this load. Just take note of the washing instructions of each garment (especially regarding the suggested temperature).

Keeping your appliances clean is an essential part of regular maintenance, and these natural appliance cleaning solutions are the best way to protect them. However, no matter how often you wash your appliances, they will still experience common wear and tear. When you need expert appliance repairs by trained professionals, call Express Appliance Repair at (647) 492-7773. Our same day service in Toronto ensures speedy assistance no matter the make or model of your household appliance.