Monday, June 9, 2014

magic elixir (thanks, Dawn!)

A couple years ago, my friend Dawn posted about this "magic elixir" (she called it that very thing) that caused her to go into a manic cleaning frenzy because it cleans so fabulously. Well, I can say that not much will send me into a cleaning frenzy, but if something could, it would be this stuff.  I can't believe it has taken me this long to post about it.

Disclaimer: I am very hard on my tools, appliances included, and use them well. There are some things that are pretty much not removable around my stovetop burners, from past sessions of canning, etc.  What I want to show you here is the ability of this inexpensive and non-harmful (we have a septic system) cleaner to remove grease and food particles.

Before proceeding, I must post a word of caution: you are about to see a stove that was severely cooked upon for numerous days before taking this series of pictures. If it is too graphic for those who can eat off their own floors, you might want to click off this post and go have a snack. On your floor. (teehee!)

Magic Cleaning Elixir

one part white vinegar to one part blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
(when I make it, I use 2 cups vinegar to 2 cups Dawn)

Microwave the vinegar for 2 minutes. Add the Dawn and stir well. Pour into spray bottle. It's ready to go!

Now brace yourselves...

I can see the reflection of the pan in the surface of the stovetop. :)

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