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A Simple and Thrifty Non-Toxic Scrubbing Cleaner Recipe

I took a crockpot of chili to a get together. Of course on the way it spilled. Once I got to the party I plugged the crockpot in and that spillage cooked and baked on for hours! By the time I got home I really didn't want to deal with it so, I left it for the next day. Oh this was not going to be fun! I tried some dish soap and got a little off but, not too much. It was time to bring out the Jr. high science experiment! Two simple household ingredients. A non toxic cleaner that does the job of most scrubbing cleaners on the market.
Before....so lovely....not! After...so lovely....yes! No more sticky gunky crockpot.
Baked on chili. Not a fun thing to try to get cleaned! I tried scrubbing it with dish soap which took over surface gunk but, did little to get the baked in chili. And it's not like you can run this part of the crockpot through the dishwasher.
Hooray! It did work! Two simple non toxic household ingredients! A simple wipe down with cloth and water and it was cleaned. Keep it thrifty and safe for your family!

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    Amazing tips! I am for sure saving this one. My two roommates and I do a lot of cooking on our pans and they get soooo bad sometimes!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 16, 2015

    Great tip! Saving!

  • Debi E
    Debi E Fort Lauderdale, FL
    on Oct 16, 2015

    I used oven cleaner and it worked great

    • Nblunt
      on Oct 16, 2015

      @Alisa Iam I have problems with cleaners too. I have changed to V&S for most of my cleaning and add tea tree oil and Eucalyptus for disinfecting. Lavender is good too. Automatic dishwasher detergent cleans great too (boil out burnt out food) but can tarnish some items when used at high strength.

  • Upstate NYer
    Upstate NYer Kingston, NY
    on Oct 16, 2015

    What amount for each ingredient please?

    • Diann
      Diann Rockwood, MI
      on Oct 20, 2015

      I used about a cup of baking soda and then slowly added vinegar until there was a paste.

  • Sally
    on Oct 16, 2015

    How long did you let it sit?

    • Diann
      Diann Rockwood, MI
      on Oct 20, 2015

      I let it sit for about 20 minutes

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