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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR APPLIANCES NATURALLY

How to Clean Your Appliances Naturally

21st, October 2019

Many of us are currently in spring cleaning mode focusing heavily on what is in our face on a daily basis rather than what is hidden. We often forget that our appliances need some love too. Majority of our appliances like vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, washing machines actually need to be looked after for longevity. You know how your car needs servicing to prolong its life span & operate smoothly, the same applies for these appliances.

While you can easily find cleaning products in your local supermarket, they are normally filled with toxic chemicals that you are better off staying away from. Rather than going to any market, you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen to clean these products naturally. 


Oven

Depending on the state of your oven, this can be the most challenging appliance to clean. The longer you wait in between cleaning, the harder you’ll make it for yourself. 


Needed:

Water

Vinegar

Baking Soda

Directions: Mix ½ cup baking soda with water until it forms a paste consistency. Coat the inside of your oven completely with this paste and leave it to sit overnight. On the following day, mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the oven entirely and wipe with a damp cloth to remove the residue. If there are some gritty tough spots, you can try using a scraper or scourer. 

 

Dishwasher

If you want your dishes clean then you best clean your dishwasher!

 

Needed:

Vinegar

Baking Soda

Directions: Pour some vinegar where you would normally put your dishwash powder, and run a quick cycle. This will clear stuck food particles and deodorise your machine. Also remove the filters, soak them in warm water, and then pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain hole to freshen.

 

Microwave

It’s easy for your microwave to develop an unpleasant odour after heating so many different dishes. 

 

Needed:

White Vinegar

Lemon Juice

Mix 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and some squeezed lemon juice in a bowl and microwave it for 5 minutes. After freshening the smell, use the mixture to wipe the walls of your appliance.


Vacuum/Hoover

Your vacuum can easily give out if you don’t clear out the filters regularly. All that is needed is your hand, a dry brush, some water, and sunlight.

Directions: Remove the filter and tap it a few times over a rubbish bin. Once the big clumps of dust have fallen, use a dry brush and then run it under a light flow of cold water to remove any remaining particles. Leave it to dry in the sun before placing it back in your vacuum.


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