Kitchen Cleaning Tips
To clean tough stuff (like stove burners, filters, oven shelves, etc.), put ammonia, vinegar, or a degreaser in the bathtub, fill it with very hot water to cover items, and let soak. Most of the stuck-on grease and dirt will soak off, making the final cleaning and rinsing a breeze. The ammonia may leave dark spots on some oven shelves.
Formica counters can be cleaned with vinegar. Use a soft cloth or a no-scratch scrubber, then wipe to a nice shine with a dry cloth. The counter will also be free of odors and germs.
"Oxygen Bleach" Cleanser will "scrub" away dirt and rust from just about any type of surface (even clothes), but it doesn't scratch. It is also environmentally safe and contains no hazardous chemicals, not even bleach.
Clean tile grout with a mixture of 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of borax, with enough hot water added to make a paste. Spread the paste over the tile and scrub clean. Then, get the grout clean by scrubbing with a used toothbrush. Rinse and dry.
Remove glue from the refrigerator (from stickers) with peanut butter. Add peanut butter to a soft cloth and rub it on. Keep rubbing until the glue is gone.
Plastic that has melted onto the toaster can be removed using a blow dryer on high heat. Once it has softened, use a plastic spatula or no-scratch scrubber to scrape off the plastic. The residue can be cleaned by using baking soda as a cleanser with a little water. Rinse when done.
Melted plastic on a toaster can be removed quickly with alcohol or fingernail polish remover. Saturate the plastic and let set a minute. Rub the plastic right off. Wash with soapy water, rinse and dry.