How to clean the ovenCleaning the oven is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it! And with granny’s remedies and some tricks it will be easier…
How to clean the oven
The first recommendation is to regularly clean the oven, to avoid filth to become too encrusted. Many products for cleaning are available in the market, but today we want to share with you some natural and traditional remedies, which are just as efficient. Our 4 allies are SALT, LEMON, BAKING SODA and VINEGAR. How shall we use them?
For basic cleaning, rub half lemon directly on the oven walls: a soft degreasing action will be obtained. A mix of water, vinegar and salt will also be suitable for a delicate action.
Whereas for more encrusted filth, dilute some vinegar in hot water and clean with a cloth: it will be even more efficient than many chemical agents. You will be surprised! The same applies to water and baking soda. But for an unmerciful action against the filth oppressing our ovens, mix water, baking soda and salt and stir until a sort of paste with good consistency is obtained.Afterward distribute it on the walls with a damp cloth, rubbing where necessary, and let it work for one hour; then rinse well. You will be surprised by the abrasive power obtained with this mix! And finally two tricks! If, after the application of a natural detergent, the oven is heated up to one hundred degrees, the degreasing action will be even stronger. Not only will baking one or two squeezed half lemons or their juice (10 to 30 minutes) make cleaning easier, but also it will provide the oven with a pleasant smell.
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How to degrease dishes naturallyHow to degrease and scrape off cutlery, dishes, pots and pans naturally using baking soda.
How to degrease dishes naturally
How to degrease and scrape off cutlery, crockery, pots and pans naturally using baking soda.... Perhaps it takes more time to clean crockery this way, but we will be safe in the knowledge that we are contributing to the protection of our water resources, which are too polluted already.
To begin with, separate the objects to be washed it on: crockery, cutlery, pots and pans if any. Use ordinary baking soda. Wash the CUTLERY immediately by placing a little baking soda on a sponge and try it on one piece of cutlery at a time. Rinse immediately with hot water or wait a few more minutes and let the baking soda take action (depending on how dirty the cutlery is). Now wash the CROCKERY using the same procedure as for the cutlery.
We use a different approach for POTS AND PANS Spread baking soda on the bottom and the sides, use a greater amount in the event of difficult fouling. Start scrubbing the surface with a scrubbing brush. Leave it on a few minutes and then rinse. If there are still some stubborn deposits, put a little hot water in the pot to cover the deposits and let it soak. Empty the water and brush again, then you'll see that the deposits will be removed very quickly.
How to clean glass thoroughly without streakingHow many times have you cleaned windows and found streaks when you're done? Sometimes you don't need goodness knows what specific professional detergents but there are cheap simple methods to obtain crystalline glass to a mirror finish.
How to clean glass thoroughly without streaking
How many times have you cleaned windows and found streaks when you're done? Sometimes you don't need goodness knows what specific professional detergents but there are cheap simple methods to clean glass to a crystal clear mirror finish. You do not need goodness knows what special products for windows, brighteners etc. .. You only need an empty and clean spray bottle and some ethyl alcohol. Fill the empty spray bottle with half alcohol and half water.
Get two Arcasa cloths. We recommend microfibre cloths for windows and mirrors because their thin weft captures dirt better (even the finest particles such as dust) and they dry thoroughly without streaking. One cloth should be wet, the other should be dry.
First wipe the glass with the wet cloth (it is better to use hot water without detergents!), then spray the alcohol and water mixture which you have prepared directly on the surface to be cleaned and then wipe it again in a continuous and uniform manner with the dry cloth. You will see that with this cleaning method, glasses and mirrors will be spotless and your efforts will be rewarded!
How should I clean porcelain stoneware?It is shock and heat resistant and aesthetically pleasing, an excellent choice in the kitchen. what about maintenance?
How should I clean porcelain stoneware?
Porcelain stoneware has excellent technical-mechanical resistance properties and it is aesthetically pleasing. These two characteristics have made it possible to simulate different types of natural materials (stone, marble, wood, brick, metal, etc.) and to create realistic effects at a much lower cost.
For the daily cleaning of this material we recommend detergents or degreasers diluted in warm water, always following the rules printed on the packages, combining the clothes and the mops Arcasa specific to the type of floor. It is recommended that you pay special attention to rinsing and drying the floor, to remove dirt and prevent the accumulation (layers) of detergent limestone and dirt deposits.
Conversely, we do not recommended using waxes, oily soaps, impregnating and other treatments (hydro-oleo repellents). Therefore, we recommend that you check the detergents purchased, which often contain additive waxes and polishes that may deposit a polished layer on the floor after several washes. Sometimes a single drop of some soft drinks, water or wine are enough to remove this coating causing a stain effect in some areas.
In these cases, we must restore the floor using the appropriate products, following the instructions carefully. Prior to the use of a new detergent we recommend performing a test in a small area. It should also not be forgotten that the removal of any kind of stain is easier if it is removed when this is still fresh.
The perfect treatment for your wooden floorThe perfect treatment for your wooden floor depends on its finish. It's important in take appropriate care, and to protect it as much as possible from stains and accidental drops.
The perfect treatment for your wooden floor
Wood is a hot and living material which has become much easier to clean and maintain in recent years thanks to the arrival of specific products that can be used with little effort. Before figuring out how to clean your wooden floor you need to know what the finish is. It could be painted, natural or oil finished and for each finish there is a specific treatment. A single product may be used for the daily care which can be used on any wood flooring for quick and efficient cleaning, such as wet wipes specific for wooden surfaces.
Painted floor - it has been protected with a clear varnish and is waterproof. For the care of these wooden surfaces, we recommend a car wax polish to protect and polish any varnished parquet flooring, without requiring a polisher. Avoid cleaners and waxes that contain solvents as these can dull or dissolve paint.
Natural floor - This wood is not painted, the surface appears rough with veining. It is more delicate and must be protected especially from water. It should be nourished with specific oils and protected with waxes that prevent the absorption of smudges and dust.
Oil finished parquet flooring - walking and heating tend to consume the protective oil on a daily basis, which should be reapplied annually. To protect it better, we recommend using solvent based waxes that do not alter the size of wood fibres and nourish it. These waxes should always be polished once they are dry to make the coating homogeneous and to enhance the brightness of the wood.
How to remove cat and dog fur in the houseAnyone who has a four-legged friend at home knows what it means to combat the amount of hair that our pet friends leave on sofas, carpets and clothing every day.
How to remove cat and dog fur in the house
Anyone who has a four-legged friend at home knows what it means to combat the amount of hair that our pet friends leave on sofas, carpets and clothing every day. There are appropriate products for a clean home, follow these tips... there are several solutions to this problem!
To remove hairs from the sofa, a simple approach is to use masking tape like packaging tape. Wrap it in your hand with the sticky side on the outside; then rub it on the surface to be cleaned and the tape will retain the hairs.
Another very effective approach is to use gloves and a vacuum cleaner together. Take a moistened latex glove ( dishwashing gloves work just as well) and rub the surface to collect the hairs in a single pile to be removed with the vacuum cleaner. If you want to disinfect as well, moisten the glove with a mixture of water and vinegar. For wooden surfaces or other smooth surfaces, dust collecting cloths are very effective. This removes all hairs quickly and easily. Otherwise, we recommend that you purchase adhesive lint rollers. They are very cheap and a great help!
Six rules to keep your home tidyYou can keep your house tidy with very little effort, by adopting a few minor expedients.
Six rules to keep your home tidy
You can keep your house tidy with very little effort, by adopting a few minor expedients. Here are some simple rules to keep your house tidy effortlessly:
1 - Put dirty clothes straight into the laundry basket. At the end of the week, this will get all the dirty clothes ready for the washing machine and you won’t have piles of clothes in every room, chair or bed after a few days.
2 - Open and file mail immediately. Get special containers for filing correspondence into categories so as not to have envelopes, documents, bills and papers scattered everywhere.
3 - Always store items in drawers after use. This will help to avoid having objects scattered around the house that are not needed and only make a mess.
4 - After meals, put dishes straight in the dishwasher or in the sink. Do not leave them on the table: this makes the house a mess, it is confusing and creates unpleasant odours in the home
5 - Store children’s toys in appropriate containers. This is quick and easy, and toys are always within easy reach.
6 - Place objects that are no longer useful in a container or bag. They can be given away to those who might need them as soon as possible.
A fragrant home all the time... with natural scentsA tidy house puts the people who live there in a good mood. In the evening, after working all day, who wouldn’t want to find their house clean and tidy? Here are some simple rules to follow to keep our house always tidy!
A fragrant home all the time... with natural scents
It is always nice to have a fragrant home! Often, however, chemical deodorants and perfumes are too aggressive and persistent and disguise stale air by making air quality worse. Sometimes they contain and release toxic substances in the environment, such as chlorine and phenols. So why not try a natural and gentle way to fragrance your home?
For one thing, let’s ventilate the house thoroughly! This is the best way to get rid of foul odours and smells in the kitchen. Now let’s think of fragrances... there are pure and natural fragrances used in candles, such as dried herbs and flowers, but the best choice is essential oils , which are beneficial to us as well as making the house fragrant.
Mandarin and lavender soothe and promote sleep, eucalyptus and thyme have effects balsamic and bactericides, jasmine helps with concentration, geranium, lemon grass and lemon help keep mosquitoes at bay, orange has a relaxing effect, and many others ... Tangerine and lavender soothe and promote sleep , eucalyptus and thyme have balsamic and bactericidal effects , jasmine helps concentration, geranium, lemongrass and lemon help keep mosquitoes away , orange has a relaxing effect , and there are many other essential oils... They can also be used in many other ways to scent laundry or cabinets, for massage, foot baths... the choice of perfume is yours, to suit your taste and mood!