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General cleaning: how to quickly clean the microwave, kettle, stove and other surfaces


How to bring perfect purity: simple and affordable solutions to the hostess note. We wash the microwave, the burned pots, clean the kettle from the scale, put the whole house in order!

How to clean the handles at the stove

Practically everything was dismantled with old Soviet plates. But for new ones, when some parts get dirty, the young mistress stands and thinks, for example, how to clean the knobs at the stove, if they cannot be removed? I share with you in a very simple way. It will take: cotton swabs, an old toothbrush, ammonia-anisic drops (not clean ammonia!) This tool (drops) very quickly removes all the muck from such surfaces. Therefore, all you need is to moisten the wand in the drops and remove the dirt; it is especially convenient to do this in the corners and joints between the handles and the stove. The most "stubborn" scrub the old toothbrush. Well, larger surfaces can go with cotton or cotton pads.

How to clean the microwave

Eat an orange, and do not throw out the peel. Put it in a bowl with water on the bottom, put it in the microwave and turn it on for 2 minutes (it can be min 4). The water will evaporate and the essential oils will melt the fat. You just have to rub it with a cloth and voila!

How to clean the kettle from scale

The best and most affordable way to clean your kettle from scale is citric acid. That she will help him shine again. You can carry out work and different chemicals, but why risk it? After all, you can even spoil the kettle. It is better to choose a citric acid product without any chemicals. Naturally, if a scum appeared in the inner surface of the kettle, then tea can no longer be brewed there. Need to clean the kettle. This is where citric acid will help us.

So, we need a pack of citric acid (for one kettle). Pour a pack of acid in the kettle, then pour it with cold water and leave for a few hours. Never boil the kettle. If the layer of scale is small, it will disappear in a quarter of an hour. Then pour this water out of the kettle, dry it and boil it twice.

It is not always necessary to put a lot of mechanical effort to achieve the result.

In order to quickly wash the pot from the scale left over from the milk, just pour water in there, put it on the fire and add two teaspoons from the baking soda hill. Immediately appear cap from the foam. Let it boil a little over low heat and wash the residue under the tap. The same trick can be used to clean pans from old burning and stains.

How to wash muddy glasses, beer glasses, plates and other glass products

Plaque on dishes, as a rule, occurs as a result of the hardness of the water, which we wash with crystal and glass products. In order to remove cloudy spots, it is necessary to use such a tool. Pour into a bowl (preferably plastic, so as not to accidentally break our dishes) 2 glasses of warm table vinegar (you can warm it up in a microwave for 2 minutes). We lower to the bottom a few glasses, glasses or glasses, putting them on one side. We are waiting for a few minutes, turning the glasses on different sides. Vinegar will wash them without your help and tedious scrubbing. Then rinse the glasses in clean water and wipe dry with a towel. Separate stains are removed with soda. Pour some soda directly on the stain and three sponge.

How to wash dishes with a narrow neck

Vases with a narrow neck are very effective, but they get dirty too quickly, and washing the plaque is a whole problem.

It is problematic to wash vases and decanters with a narrow neck, as stains from wine and flowers remain on their inner walls. Fill the carafe with hot water up to half, add a little dish detergent + 2 tablespoons of ammonia. In the resulting solution pour 0.5 cups of white rice and shake. The rice will rub against the walls of the decanter and clean the entire coating. We leave the carafe on and wait until the bloom dissolves, then shake again. We rinse the container with warm water, wipe it with a clean towel and set it upside down on the wire rack for drying.

How to remove wax

Pour hot water into a basin and place the product en a few minutes. When the wax softens, scrape with a sponge, rinse with hot soapy water and dry.

When cleaning crystal and glassware, always add vinegar to the water.

Before placing flowers in a vase, selectively remove the leaves from the stems so that they do not touch the water and do not stick to the walls of the vessel.

Fix the "cleaner"

Recently, the manufacturers of household chemicals do not please me - they produce transparent and colorless detergents. Pour, poured, and how much - is not visible. Sometimes half the liquid is used inefficiently. Means - to the sewer, and money - to the wind.

Again, they told me the way out. Namely: in a container with a cleaning agent, I add a piece of blue pill to the toilet bowl. I thoroughly shake up - there is a result! I see everything and save money, I don’t pour too much now. You can also buy for this purpose in the pharmacy liquid Methylene Blue

How to clean the knife

Usually for knives in the set already has its own sharpener, but without it you can make the tools sharper

  • To clear the knife from rust, you can use a cut onion.
  • A dull knife will be easier to sharpen if it is previously kept for 30 minutes in saline.
  • Unpleasant smell from a knife after cleaning the onions can be eliminated by wiping the blade with dry salt.

How to whiten tulle

If your tulle has turned yellow, try bleaching it as follows: 2 tbsp. l 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 tbsp. l liquid ammonia pour into the enamelled bucket of hot water, dip the tulle into this solution and mix well with a stick. Whitening time 15-30 minutes. Do not boil! Rinse thoroughly when finished.

You can whiten the tulle with salt. Rinse the curtains in warm water, slightly squeeze. Pour hot water into the basin, add detergent and a handful of regular table salt and place the tulle in this solution overnight - and in the morning wash it in warm water.

Saline can be used in a different way. Soak the curtains soaked for 10-15 minutes in warm saline water, squeeze lightly, let the remaining water drain - and hang them wet on the window. Tulle is not only bleached, but also slightly starchy, and such “salty” curtains will sparkle in the rays of light and look much more spectacular.