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Non-Toxic Cleaning Tips for Small Appliances

Non-Toxic Cleaning Tips for Small Appliances

For the most part, there is little to no need for strong chemicals or cleaning solutions when cleaning appliances in your kitchen. You can accomplish a great deal with elbow grease and hot soapy water using a dish detergent with grease-cutting ingredients. You can also clean any small appliance with vinegar (either diluted or full-strength) or a baking soda paste. Do not use harsh abrasives or steel wool. Use non-scratch sponges or synthetic scrubbers for cleaning appliances. Important things to do before cleaning appliances: Always unplug the appliance first before cleaning! If any of the components of the appliance you are disassembling for cleaning come in contact with electrical components, make sure the non-electrical component is completely dry. Cleaning drip coffee makers If the carafe becomes stained, place a cup of ice, a tsp. of lemon juice, 3-4 tsp. of salt , an...

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