Who is with me on reducing the amount of chemicals we use in and around our house? Today I am going to share the products I use to deep clean the kitchen without harsh chemicals.
Yes, it is as simple as a few E-cloths and water and you will have a clean kitchen. I use my E-cloths for everyday cleaning and it has saved me time and frustration. E-cloth products offer significant cost and time savings and real health and environmental benefits versus ordinary cleaning. The cloth is also proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface. These cloths don’t kill bacteria, they collect bacteria from surfaces. This is another benefit of all of those fibers – they literally scrape the surface clean at a microbial level. The best part – when you run this cloth under hot water in your sink, all but .01% of that bacteria, dirt, oil, and grease is released from the cloth down the sink. So, there is almost no transfer back onto clean surfaces.
Step 1: Counter Tops. De-clutter and clean the kitchen and countertops. It is very hard to photograph a quartz countertop, but I think you can see the difference between the before and after. I use the kitchen pack from E-cloth to clean my countertops every day.
Step 2: Clean the appliances. The places in your kitchen that show constant fingerprints and grime are the microwave, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator. No matter what I used on the refrigerator, it would always show streaks. I no longer have that problem with my kitchen pack. You will also need to deep clean inside each of these appliances. I also have a post on how easy it is clean the microwave without scrubbing and chemicals.
The most frustrating thing to clean in the kitchen is the ceramic cooking tops. I never had enough elbow grease to get off the backed on liquids that would spill over when cooking. I would even use those cooktops cleaners and never had much success or I had major streaking. I would ask Mr. DD. to do the cooktop. Now, it is so simple to clean up the cook top with the kitchen pack. I love the scrubber that is on the corner of the kitchen cloth. The polishing cloth is the secret to streak free.
Step 3: The sink. When I need a little more than e-cloth and water I use the Universal stone. I love this product, it does a fabulous job on the cook-top and sink.
It is so easy to foam up the sponge with Universal stone and clean the sink and rinse.
Step 4: The Cabinets. I usually only deep clean the cabinets every 6 months. I make my own furniture polish using olive oil and lemon. It is important to use an oil cleanser to put some moisture back into your wood cabinets.
Step 5: Floors. Mopping the floors has become an easy task in my home. No more buckets, messy mops, or chemicals. It is easy to use the floor cleaning set from E-cloth. 1 cloth does the daily dusting and the other does the deep clean with water.
Step 6: The Windows. I have a 2 step process to clean my windows. The first step is to use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water to clean all the outside dirt and grime. I follow that up by using the Window Pack. I now have streak-free windows without all the fuss.
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