Splatters on the Wall or in the Microwave?
Make Clean-up Easier Using this Simple Household Trick
Over-using the oven, stove and microwave during the Holidays, might leave evidence of our food festivities behind on the walls of our kitchen and appliances.
Here is a simple technique I use to speed-up the wiping away of left-over uglies from kitchen surfaces: STEAM.
For the Walls
Simply, simmer about a quart of water in a 2 qt pot. Simmer the water on low heat, to produce steam for about 30 minutes to an hour. (If you’d like to boil some food in that water while you’re at it, that is up to you.)
This makes the dirt or food loosen its grip from the surface, and can be wiped away with ease. If there’s a lot of grease build up or old splatters on the wall from the Halloween party, you might try using a little elbow grease or a chemical spray cleaner to help you remove it.
I like to boil a pot of meat for stew or beans for dinner and then, wipe down the walls as it’s cooking and steaming up the kitchen.
The same can be done for the bathroom walls, after a shower. Although, many times, we rarely want to wipe down walls when exiting the shower. Still, this application of steam helps to loosen dirt and smears from the walls easier than, with water alone.
I have cleaners and sprays when I need them. However, I prefer to focus on accomplishing my household tasks without adding more chemicals to the air and water tables. As, everything we run down the drain, has to be recycled and cleaned again, for our consumption. I try not to think about all the mop buckets of chemical-filled water being dumped in our drains everyday. Instead, I continue to do my part in saving our water.
Remember: Condensation left in the house and on window sills, can cause mold and mildew to begin to grow. Be sure and wipe everything down, and remove all the moisture from the walls.
Sometimes, I boil water to create steam for breathing assistance. Once I have my breathing back to normal, I go ahead and wipe down the walls while they’re damp.
Wiping off condensation, and keeping my walls clean.
For the Microwave
Place 1 Cup of water in the microwave, in a safe container. Heat it on full power for about 2 minutes to get the water close to boiling. We don’t need the boil, we want the steam after the water has been heated.
Once the microwave stops, let the cup of water sit in the microwave for 5 minutes. After that, remove the cup of water and the glass plate or parts from the oven, and wipe it down.
All the food deposits and grease, wipe off with much greater ease. Wash the tray and put it back in the microwave. You have a clean microwave in about 10-15 minutes… without chemicals and without scrubbing.