It happens in the kitchen often. All sorts of foods are made in kitchens all over the world daily. Greasy burgers, butter for eggs splattering all over, even frying chicken.
All that grease makes a huge mess. Grease that splatters all over the walls, the stove top, and even the counters. Nasty, scummy, grease splatters. It’s not a fun thing to clean, is it?
If you have greasy stove tops, or soap scum you can’t seem to get rid of, stay tuned. I am going to share with you a natural citrus cleaner and degreaser that WILL work wonders!
I never thought using vinegar as a degreaser would work…
Honestly, I was so skeptical, I am not even sure what drove me to try. Perhaps simply morbid curiosity. But, try it I did, and I am happy to share with you the results!
Besides, what else do you do with those orange peels? You make this vinegar cleaner recipe with things that you would normally throw out! How cool is that, really?
This is one homemade vinegar cleaner that smells good. Oh, soooo good...
Vinegar Degreaser Recipe
- quart jar
- peels from a citrus fruit orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit
- white vinegar
- Put the peels from 5 citrus fruits (orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit) into a quart jar, packing it tight.
- Cover with white vinegar.
- Allow to set in a sunny place for 5-7 days.
- Strain the peels, saving the liquid.
- Pour liquid into 32 ounce squirt bottle.
- Fill remaining space in bottle with water.
Using vinegar as a cleaner is amazing for baked on, greasy messes, too. It cuts through grease and grime like nobody’s business.
To make it even more powerful, you can add 1/2 cup of borax to the spray bottle and swish it around to dissolve. This will help cut through grime and baked on grease even faster than the citrus cleaner alone.
I like to use the grapefruit infused vinegar as a cleaner in the bathroom because it has a light and fruity scent.
The orange cleaner also works really well to mop floors, kill mold and clean windows. As a matter of fact, I haven’t found anything that this vinegar all purpose cleaner doesn’t clean well.
Have you made your own citrus vinegar as a cleaner before? How did you like it? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.
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