5 Ways to Clean the Kitchen with Borax
Borax is an all-purpose cleaner that your grandmother may have used. Because it’s economical, disinfecting, and more natural than big-name cleaners, it’s still a good choice today. You may already use it as a laundry booster, but you can bring it into your kitchen cleaning routine too. Here’s how:
All-Purpose Spray: Dissolve 2 teaspoons of borax into 4 cups of hot water. Mix with 1 teaspoon of dish soap and 4 tablespoons of vinegar for an all-purpose spray you can use to clean countertops, appliances, the backsplash…
Floors: Mix 2 tablespoons of borax with a gallon of warm water for mopping tile or vinyl flooring.
Garbage Disposal: Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of borax down the drain, let it sit for fifteen minutes, then run the garbage disposal with hot water.
Dishwasher: Sprinkle 1/4 cup of borax into the bottom of your dishwasher (in addition to your normal dishwashing product). It will clean the dishwasher itself and leave glassware clear and spotless.
Scrubbing Paste: Make a paste of 1 cup of borax and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Use the paste to scrub out stains on stainless steel or porcelain kitchen sinks and fixtures.
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