When we open thedoor of our dishwasher to add a spoon, think about the heated and toxic chlorinefacial we can’t avoid. And even the next day, the chlorine smell is prominentwhen we open the door of the dishwasher.
This chlorine is vented to the air in our homes as anormal part of using the appliance. This can be a major cause of respiratoryproblems. Chlorine is also volatile when heated.
Drain cleanersare certainly some of the most hazardous products in our homes. They are used todissolve human hairs, skin cells, and other waste in drains. They will do thesame thing if splashed on us during use.
Firsttry a plumber’s snake and boiling water.
Pour1/2 cup borax down the drain
Followwith 2 cups boiling water down the drain.
Drain Cleaner #3
Pour1/4 c baking soda down the drain
Followby 1/2 cup vinegar.
Coverdrain and let sit for 15 minutes, then follow with 2 quarts of boiling waterdown the drain.
A Better Idea: Ovensuse an incredible amount of energy. A better plan is to quit using the ovenaltogether. Buy a solar oven, cook on top of the stove and/or use the microwave.Ovens make excellent storage for pans and an occasional warming device.
1/4 cup baking soda
2 T salt
Hot water as needed to make a paste.
Applyand allow paste sit for 5 minutes before washing off.
Caution:Keep off wires and /heating elements.
2 T liquid soap (castile, peppermint)
2 tsp borax
1 quart warm water
Sprayon oven and wait 20 minutes, then clean.
Forvery tough stains, scrub with very fine steel wool and baking soda.
Note: Before using these green cleansers,try them in an unobtrusive place to make certain they do no damage.
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