I am needing to retract a statement from my post yesterday about not cleaning with chemicals. I was doing spring cleaning at my church today and was given the most fabulous tip. And if something works, I am going to use it!
To cut grease, specifically on a kitchen range hood, use an ammonia based glass cleaner. It doesn't have to be brand specific, but the stuff I used was blue and it had ammonia. It cut through the grease like nothing. I had cleaned this same hood last year and scrubbed and scrubbed with everything I could think of, even SOS pads. I was so excited about this discovery that I said, it has to be on Pinterest. So here it is.
I also thought it ironic that I was just stating that I don't "spring clean" my house but I do at church. Well, if there is a need, I will usually step up. It does make me want to dig a little deeper this week to get some of my hidden stuff clean, but I think for my sanity and physical well being, I will stick to the clean as the need arises technique.
It did come up in conversation as a bunch of us women were scrubbing away, that back in the day, moms might have had clean houses, but these women don't remember their moms reading them a book or helping their moms bake. So again, it's all about balance.
With a Barrel and a Heap of cleanliness,