21 Feb Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning Tips
As your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your house, it means dirt and grime can be lurking on your surfaces, even if you can’t see it. Cleaning your kitchen with eco-friendly products is important for sustaining a safe and healthy environment while also ensuring your surfaces, materials and appliances last longer and work more efficiently. Substituting your cleaning products for alternatives made from natural, safe ingredients will limit your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals whilst keeping your kitchen squeaky clean.
If you are an environmentally conscious homeowner, there are many great eco-friendly alternatives to cleaning your kitchen, rather than some traditional cleaning products, which can contain toxins and bleach.
All-purpose Baking Soda
Keep your kitchen disinfected and clean by using very affordable baking soda. Baking soda is great for neutralizing odours and dissolving dirt and grease. Dissolve a quarter cup of baking soda in 400mls of water and use as a general cleaner for your kitchen surfaces and every other room in your home. You can also use baking soda as a drain cleaner by mixing with vinegar and hot water.
Clean and Shine Vinegar Solution
Vinegar is a great general cleaner for household items and a mild disinfectant which you can use to clean your kitchen just as well as traditional cleaning products. Create an anti-bacterial formula by mixing 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water and a few drops of liquid soap and use to wipe down kitchen surfaces. You can also use vinegar to shine your floors, clean copper with salt and scrub grout.
You may be surprised that salt can be used to help remove greasy build-up, clean cast-iron appliances and act as a scourer to lift stains. Use salt to clean your kitchen drains, greasy pans, brass or copper and stained kitchen crockery.
Using these green kitchen cleaning ingredients will ensure your kitchen and its appliances are long lasting, while keeping your home eco-friendly and family-friendly. You can also make many green decisions when designing your kitchen to help reduce your impact on the environment.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Hampton Style Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Modern Farmhouse Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
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Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry. Alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.
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