How To Remove Water Stains From Stainless Steel Dishwashers

A few clients of mine have been asking me about removing water stains from the front of their stainless steel dishwashers.  So I went home and made a concoction with a vinegar base and tried it on my personal dishwasher. The results were amazing and I had everything I needed in my pantry.

Here is a close-up of the project before I got started.

So here is what you’re going to need

  • Baking soda
  • vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • microfiber cloth
  • spoon

Mix one fourth cup vinegar with a half cup of baking soda. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil and stir all of your ingredients until they form a paste. Once your paste is made, take your microfiber and dip it in your mixture.  Rub it in small circles over your dishwasher.

Let the mixture sit for about 5 to 10 minutes then dampen your microfiber and wife the surface of your dishwasher.

Notice how the gunk is coming right off? I love how simple this is. Once the dishwasher has been wiped off you can add a few drops of olive oil to a soft cloth and buff it right into the dishwasher surface to give it a great shine.

Here is the end result it may not be perfect but it’s 99.9% better and I’m happy. We have now successfully green cleaned the face of our dishwasher. Please leave your tips below and like, share, or tweet this post!

DIY Bleach – An Alternative to Chlorine Bleach

We some of us have the best intentions when it comes to protecting our planet and making better choices at the market, buying green cleaning products and organic foods.  However, there have been instances when even i ( yes i said it) considered buying chlorine bleach just for those specific instances when i needed my whites, whiter and not dingy.  Instead of giving up and buying the unhealthy stuff, I did some research and found a recipe that actually work well and can be used on just about all fabrics.
The recipe is as follows:
1 bottle hydrogen peroxide
2 quarts of water
1/4 cup of lemon juice for whitening power
Why This Works
The citric acid in lemons acts as a natural stain remover, bleach and sanitizer.
Benefits of Using Lemon as a Bleach:
* chlorine-free
* gentle on clothes and surfaces
* natural sanitizer
* effective whitener/ stain remover
* fume-free
* kid and pet-safe
* inexpensive
Bonus Tips
1.  Use your homemade non-chlorine bleach just as you would a store-bought product.
2.  Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, ylang ylang or summer rain to your non-chlorine bleach to give it a scent that you love.
3. Your homemade non-chlorine bleach is safe to use on whites and colored clothes.
Using environmentally friendly products is good for you, your family and our environment and will reduce contamination of groundwater supply.
Do you have any other eco friendly laundry tips??  Please share them with us in the comments!!

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