A couple of weeks ago, I proposed a “Homemade Citrus Cleaner Try-A-Long” and a few of you decided to try it with me. Have you got a wonderful thing coming, let me tell you!
After this beautiful stuff had been brewing on my windowsill for the past 3 weeks, I realized that it was time to drain it off and get it into a spray bottle. I opened it up and WOW–what a potent citrusy aroma! Just lovely!
|After I added 2 cups of water.|
I was rewarded with two full cups of tangerine-vinegar from my jar, and it was a beautiful darkish orange color. (Remember, I used tangerine peels, which I dumped directly into the compost bin upon fully draining.) The instructions from the recipe called for it to be diluted by half, so I added 2 cups of water to the vinegar. I then poured it into a spray bottle. Man–it smells SO good!
I was excited to use it for the first time and decided to use it on my nasty range hood that I briefly blogged about last month. I went to work immediately after the spray was ready.
|My nasty range hood. Click to see just how nasty. Or not.|
I sprayed my range hood with my new orange cleaner and let it sit for about 5 minutes. (Sprayed range hood not pictured.)
|This stuff sure cuts grease!|
I found an old scrubby sponge and went to work. I was pleased to see that the years old oily, gunky stuff on my range hood wiped off almost effortlessly. (Granted, I was using the scrubby side, so I’m sure that helped out a bit.) I kept lightly scrubbing and pretty soon, my range hood looked nice and clean. The whole process took about 10 minutes total!
I’m so happy to know that now I’ve got something natural and effective to use on my range hood. The best part is that it’s made from food, so if I spray it around the kitchen, I don’t need to worry if my aim is bad! Not too shabby!
Now, to see if it works well enough to keep my black stove nice and shiny!
Have you tried this before, and if so how do you like it?