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How to remove rust from oven trays

July 19, 2011 | Filed under Cleaning hints and tips

Riana has asked how to remove rust from oven trays.

I’ve pointed her to this link which uses ammonia and baking soda and no hard rubbing.  I haven’t tried this so it would be great if you could let me know if you’ve used this and how it worked. Or what other method you’ve used to clean rust from your oven trays.

Home-made cleaning products

July 9, 2011 | Filed under Cleaning hints and tips

If you think about it, there are a number of commercial cleaning products on the market that include these ingredients eg household cleaner with baking soda or lemon (citric) along with the slogans clean and whiten or cut grease.  Well it’s because they have woken up to the power of green advertising.  But they just add these natural ingredients to the chemicals in the product, they don’t  replace the chemicals, unless they are selling eco-friendly products.

So go for it make your own.  It only takes a few minutes – and check out the size of your supermarket bill. …Read more

Cleaning a smelly cat

July 8, 2011 | Filed under Cleaning hints and tips

Trish has asked “how do you clean or wash a smelly or dirty cat”

Trish – you’re probably aware that cats are pretty fussy about cleanliness and wash themselves over and again.  But they’re not so keen on having a bath!

However no matter how much a cat washed itself, there are times when that’s simply no enough and human intervention is necessary. …Read more

Cleaning silver

February 18, 2011 | Filed under Cleaning hints and tips

I found this cool way to clean silver.  It’s so easy and it’s fun to watch! I’ve used it on silver cutlery and jewellery (silver chains etc). …Read more

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