13. Steam-Clean Your Microwave in Minutes
To easily clean a microwave, pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar into a bowl. Add a toothpick to break the surface tension. Microwave for 4 minutes. Dip a sponge in the solution and wipe the inside of the microwave clean.
14. Nontoxic Oven Cleaner
Here’s a recipe for an effective nontoxic oven cleaner, with no noxious fumes. Add two orange peels to a jar and fill with white vinegar. Let the jar sit for about a week.
Use a funnel to pour the vinegar solution into a plant mister. Sprinkle baking soda on the oven and glass door, then spray the vinegar solution. Let sit for 20 minutes before wiping with a sponge.
15. Clean Narrow-Neck Bottles and Vases
Here’s a trick for cleaning a vase or bottle with a narrow neck, without using a bottle brush. All you need is:
– Warm water
– White vinegar
– Liquid dish detergent
– Uncooked rice
– Add the ingredients to the bottle and swirl. The rice acts as an abrasive to break up the stain.