5 ecological cleaning techniques with products from the pantry
- Create a vinegar cleaner for dirty vertical surfaces like shower doors, walls, and faucets: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch in a skillet and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Once the mixture thickens, let it cool. Store it in an airtight container or flexible plastic bottle.
- To remove adhering mineral buildup on a showerhead: Mix 1/3 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar until foamy, then pour into a small plastic bag. Put the showerhead inside the bag and secure the top with wire locks. Leave it on overnight, then remove the bag and rinse the showerhead with lukewarm water.
- To clean dirty barbecue grills: apply vegetable oil with a brush and add a little salt. Cut a potato in half and scrub the grill until clean.
- To remove grease from the oven: Put water in an ovenproof bowl and place it in the preheated oven. Leave it for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. The steam will loosen the fat and juices from the food. After the oven has cooled down, wipe it down with a damp sponge or cloth.
- To remove mold that forms in the grout between the tiles: Pour hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and soak the affected areas. Put baking soda on a stiff brush and scrub until the stains are removed.