Alternatives to Abrasive Kitchen Cleanser

Abrasive kitchen cleanser can ruin sinks and pans. When used without a sufficient amount of water, it creates fine scratches that cannot be wiped or polished away. Although cleanser is one of the cheapest cleaners available, I would never use it on my stainless steel sinks and pans. I have been using the same pans for about twenty-eight years, and they look almost as good as they did when they were new. I use alternatives to cheap abrasive cleanser, and they work faster and easier than anything else I have found. Safe alternatives are always better, especially natural varieties.

Liquid Dishwasher Detergent Dissolves Grease and Food

One of the best alternatives to abrasive cleanser in the kitchen is liquid dishwasher detergent. It is not natural, but it does not contain anything abrasive. It is one of my favorite alternatives to abrasive cleanser because the ingredients work to dissolve grease and stuck-on food without having to scrub.

When pans are coated with stuck-on, baked-on grease and food, add a couple of tablespoons of liquid dishwasher detergent along with enough hot water to cover it all. Allow the pans soak for about 30 minutes. You will be able to wipe them with a kitchen sponge. Abrasive cleanser is never required, especially in the kitchen. Use alternatives that will help make your pans and sinks last for decades.

Use Baking Soda to Gently Clean Stainless Steel Sinks and More

For easy kitchen cleaning jobs, skip the abrasive cleanser and expensive cleaners, and use natural alternatives. Baking soda is a mild cleaner that works amazingly well. Best of all, it costs less than chemical cleanser. Liberally sprinkle it in kitchen sinks and pans, and add a drop of grease cutting dish soap. Use a damp sponge or dishcloth to gently wipe away grease, food particles and other kitchen messes. Stainless steel, porcelain and other surfaces will shine brilliantly.

Scrub Sinks and Faucets with Orange Peels

Instead of using abrasive and potentially harmful cleanser on delicate kitchen surfaces, use orange peels. They make tremendous kitchen scrubbers, and they will not scratch anything. The natural citric acid cuts through grease and grime, and the natural orange oil shines faucets and stainless steel sinks. Use a large section of orange peel instead of abrasive cleanser and a sponge. It will work like a charm. When you are done, grind it up in the garbage disposal. In addition to clean and shiny kitchen sinks and faucets, the orange peel will clean and freshen the disposal.

Source: Personal Experience with Cleanser Alternatives

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