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    Cleaners

    Looking for a good cleaning agent that will get the grease off of the back splash and wall by my stove.

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    ammonia - if you can stand the smell and fumes.
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    I use softscrub for most of my cleaning. I use it on my laminate counter tops as well as my ceramic tile backsplash. Also bathtub as the manufacturer recommended nothing more abrasive than that. Use a rag vs a sponge though when using. Sponge really holds the suds well when trying to rinse the surface. A rag rinses much cleaner, thus the wiping of excess/residue of the softscrub is easier with a rag.

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    Windex works great. Like NJ Quilter stated use a rag. I spilled some Windex on my floor the other day and it cleaned up that area like nobody's business. I have a refill bottle so I just dumped some all over the floor and it was the nicest I have ever seen my kitchen floor. Brought the shine back!

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    Have you tried those Clorox wipes? My daughter uses them all the time and swears by them. I use a mixture of vinegar, water, baking soda and that cleans up a lot of stuff.

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    Liquid comet in a spray bottle

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    For the icky greasy feel I use baking soda and water paste. It works great if it's real bad a few drops of dawn dish soap in the paste helps too. I also use it on my Tupperware that gets that feeling that you can't wash off and on the build up that you get on anything around the stove and the exhaust fan. Make a waterish paste rub it on leave it on for a few minutes and rinse clean. It also works on laminate and butcher block.
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    Yes, the clorox wipes work. Or 409 cleaner works good.
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    I use Clorox wipes for almost everything.
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    mix vinegar, baking soda and some dawn dishwashing liquid and put it in a spray bottle. Works on everything in the kitchen and bathroom.
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    Bicarb soda mixed with water or a bit of lemon juice.

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    Ordinary dish detergent and a good big tablespoon full of washing soda, hot water and you are good to go. Wear gloves, washing soda is a bit harsh on your hands. You can also add it to your (clothes) washing machine and use half the amount of washing powder/detergent. It cuts grease, is cheap, softens water, more environmentally friendly and you can use on most surfaces. I keep a little sugar basin and spoon (labeled of course) on my kitchen windowsill, add a dash to the washup water and it gets dishes cleaner, quicker. If I use the dishwasher I chuck a bit in there as well.

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    Two words....Krud Kutter. Amazing stuff and can be found at most hardware stores. It comes very concentrated, dilutions for different jobs are found on the label. When I find it on sale I pick up a gallon, no such thing as too much Krud Kutter in the pantry. LOL

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    What is washing soda? Is it Borax? Haven't heard of that in a long time!

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    I use a degreaser (comes in a large spray bottle) to clean my fan area above my stove. Bought at Home Depot. They have several brands. Now I will use nothing else.

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    Try a bottle of Fantastik. I find it a great grease cutter.
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    I use Dawn dish detergent right out of bottle on a rag, it will remove everything, let it soak on the surface for a few minutes

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    Totally Awesome. You can get it at dollar General. It great foe all kinds if cleaning and cheap too.
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    I invested in a steamer and not use chemicals to clean.
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    I use a mmicrofiber cloth and Dawn diswashing detergent. Works, safe, not harmful to me or surfaces.

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    I have tried every cleaner known to man and haven't found one that will take the grease spots off my backsplash without scrubbing forever. I even used oven cleaner but the spots were still there after setting for an hour. I got a razor blade scraper to use on my oven glass window. That works great. No scrubbing needed.
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    I love, love Super Clean...It is engine cleaner for cars but I found it works better then anything I have ever used...Cuts grease like it is nothing....

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    Simple Green. It works great on grease and just about everything else and the best part is that it is a "food safe" cleaning product so you don't have to worry about any leftover residue that might not get rinsed off. I used this stuff to clean a stainless steel popcorn popper kettle when working concessions/snack bar and it took everything right off and didn't leave any streaks.
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    After years of trying just about every new product that claimed to make cleaning easier in 2004 I started using vinegar and bi-carb. Just recently I've discovered how micro cloths will clean anything. If you feel it still need more just wipe over with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy water. Ask me how I know.
    They don't need to be expensive cloths. I bought mine in a discount store. To clean your cloths soak in hot water to which you've added 1 TBsp of washing soda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    What is washing soda? Is it Borax? Haven't heard of that in a long time!
    Sodium Carbonate.....here's a link to "make your own", but I'm guessing the commercial one may work better.
    http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/0...-washing-soda/

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