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Green Cleaning: Eco Friendly Kitchen Cleaning

Green Cleaning: Eco Friendly Kitchen Cleaning

If you caught our Blog on Green Cleaning: Room By Room Eco-Friendly Cleaning Guide then you’ll know that we believe you can pretty much clean your whole home from top to bottom and the outside too without putting any cleaning chemicals that are harsh on the environment (and your health if used incorrectly) in your home.

We got quite a lot of questions from our eco cleaning guide on how clean to eco clean the trickier areas such as your oven, bad bin smells and burnt-on-food in your frying pans so we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to break it down into green cleaning your kitchen using our favourite eco-friendly cleaning products and answer all of your eco kitchen questions!

Green Cleaning: The Oven

You’ve probably noticed when you’ve purchased oven cleaners that they often provide safety gear for you to wear and some very clear and very strict instructions on how to use the product and that’s because oven cleaner is an extremely powerful cleaner which you should take extreme care when using. Of course, this is a big red flag that the product definitely isn’t good for the environment or your health but there are some home-made oven cleaning techniques you can try.

  1. Remove all items from your oven. These can simply be cleaning using the Ecover washing up liquid which is made from plants and one of our favourite eco-friendly cleaners for the home.
  2. Mix half a cup of baking soda with water to create a paste.
  3. Coat the interior of your oven with the paste. Don’t forget to wear gloves!
  4. Let the paste rest overnight in the oven then wipe away with a damp microfibre cloth.
  5. Spray the interior of your oven with white vinegar which will make the leftover paste easy to remove whilst cleaning your oven
  6. Wipe away the vinegar.

Alternatively, why not try the Delphis Eco Grill & Oven Cleaner at home which is completely eco-friendly and free from animal cruelty?

Green Cleaning: The Microwave

Cleaning your microwave the eco-friendly way honestly couldn’t be any easier and you’ll probably wonder why you haven’t used this hack before.

  1. Fill a microwavable tub or bowl with water
  2. Add either 5-6 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice OR 4 tablespoons on vinegar
  3. Cook on a high power for roughly 5 minutes or until the window steams up
  4. Once done, leave to rest with the door closed for another 5 minutes
  5. Use a microfibre cloth to clean the microwave wiping away to residue created. Repeat until you are happy with the results.

Make sure to constantly maintain you’re your microwave by cleaning it with a microfibre cloth and warm soapy water. Avoid using a sanitiser or multi-purpose cleaner here.

Green Cleaning: The Fridge

Never, ever use a disinfectant in the fridge as if it comes into contact with food, this could be quite harmful. Instead fill a bowl with warm water and either Ecover washing up liquid or dishwasher solution and dip a clean microfibre cloth into it before cleaning the fridge thoroughly.

Green Cleaning: The Worktop

The best tip we can provide for cleaning you worktop is to use a microfibre cloth as it’s the best cloth on the market for actually picking up and removing dirt as opposed to moving it from one spot to another and to ALWAYS spray your chosen multi-purpose cleaner or disinfectant onto the microfibre cloth as opposed to directly onto the surface. Not only does this mean you use more of your cleaner, but it’s better for your health as less spray goes into the atmosphere.

Try our favourite eco-friendly cleaners Delphis Eco Multi Purpose Cleaner or Anti Bacterial Sanitiser or how about the Ecover mutli action spray?

Green Cleaning: Plates

When it comes to the washing up, whether you’re a sink or a dishwasher kind of person, there’s plenty of eco options out there. As we already mentioned earlier on, we love the Ecover washing up liquid which is made from plants instead of harmful chemicals.

Interesting fact: did you know the bubbles in your washing up liquid are added for effect? They actually have no relation to how good or bad the washing up liquid is!

Green Cleaning: Pots

Getting of burnt on food from your pots is a challenge that quite frankly, none of us enjoy tackling. Don’t underestimate the power of soaking your pots in warm water for a while before cleaning them as it does wonders! A little bit of fresh lime and salt is a massive pot saver even for the worst burnt pans but a little bit of baking soda and white vinegar could do the trick too!

Green Cleaning: The Floor

Cleaning the floor tends to be a reasonably easy job. We recommend sweeping up any crumbs before cleaning the area with a damp cloth. You could dry using our Robert Scott Bucket-Free, Chemical Free Microfibre Mopping System which just requires water or the Robert Scott Eco Mop Refill with biodegradable mop heads which are 100% biodegradable.

Green Cleaning: The Rubbish Bin Smell

The best way to clean your bin is to just wash it inside and out using warm water and your Ecover washing up liquid, but to help get rid of any bad smells, we advice putting baking soda or coffee grounds in an open container inside the bin and leaving it overnight

Green Cleaning: The Sink & Drains

For the actual sink, we love the Delphis Eco Stainless Steel cleaner which is made entirely from plants and sustainable, natural resources. Simply spray a little bit onto a microfibre cloth and wipe your sink down. As for the drains, mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with the same amount of white vinegar and pour it down your drain. Leave for roughly an hour or longer if heavily blocked and then flush with hot water.

For more advice on cleaning your kitchen the sustainable way, give our friendly team a call on 0117 934 1270 today!

Happy Cleaning

The Pattersons Team

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