One of the most undesired chores at home is cleaning the kitchen. Dishes are probably fine for most people as long as food particles have not become too dried and crusted. The real hassle of cleaning is when one has to work with tools and appliances that are rarely cleaned every day. This may include tools like the refrigerator, microwave, grill from family barbecues, and especially the oven.
After much usage over several months, grease stains and gunk have probably formed on the racks, the bottom, walls, and especially the oven door with a window. I could barely remember the day when I used to be able to watch baked goods rising. Now I feel like I have to open the oven door each time to see the progress of how foods are cooking. Unfortunately with some foods, that might even interrupt the cooking process.
You probably used many chemicals and cleaning products but to no avail. The stains and residue left by food just seem to be stuck. So is there a way to clean those difficult surfaces more thoroughly? There definitely is!
Product to Help Scrape and Remove Away Old Stains and Residues
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There is a product called the Pink Stuff. It is a paste that is mainly composed of:
- Baking soda (or Sodium bicarbonate) – causes dirt and grease to dissolve
- Sodium carbonate – assists other cleaning ingredients with removing soil
- Quartz – abrasive substance for grinding glass and cutting soft stones
- Soap – traps dirt in bubbles
- Sodium silicate – removes oil and grease
- Benzisothiazolinone – helps with removing stains
- Laurylamine Dipropylenediamine – disinfects surfaces
The paste has really great cleaning properties as can be seen above and really great at scrubbing the tough grease and residues.
How to Use the Product
First of all, you will want to spread some of the Pink Stuff paste onto the surface of what you want to clean with either an old toothbrush, cloth, or sponge. Before wiping away, you may want to leave the paste there for a couple minutes to allow it to perform its chemical reactions. When you feel ready, you can then wipe the substance away and witness the result of its powerful cleaning abilities.
What Surfaces Work Best?
- Bottom of Pots and Pans
- Stove tops
- Shoes (perhaps old workout shoes)
Summary: Pretty much anything with a hard surface that you would not mind if there is some minor wearing down of the surface.
What Surfaces Should Be Avoided?
- Painted doors
- Polished products
- Certain glass products (the Pink Stuff contains quartz which is the abrasive substance for grinding glass and cutting soft stones)
Summary: Pretty much anything that has a paint coating over it or is finely polished.
You probably might not want to use a new sponge (or cloth) if trying to remove really greasy surfaces. All the grease and gunk are still food particles which can remain trapped in the sponge if it is not properly maintained. This means bacteria and other microbes can thrive in that sponge. This will lead to the “smelly sponge” phenomenon.
Therefore, I recommend using an old sponge (or cloth) to clean and then just throw away after.
Additionally, I recommend combining the Pink Stuff with magic erasers. The erasers alone have a cleaning property. Like the old cloth or sponge, when the magic eraser is dirty and used up enough, you can just throw it away and not have to worry about cleaning it.
Certain appliances at home may not receive the constant cleaning like certain kitchenware items. This may include the oven or the stovetop. Since they also get dirty from all the grease and residue left by food, it would still be ideal to clean them once in a while. However, if it has been a while since it has been cleaned, it can be really tough to remove those grease stains.
Fortunately, there are products like the Pink Stuff available for you to utilize. Pretty much nothing can beat the experience of seeing a squeaky clean and “nearly brand new” looking kitchen. Hope you enjoy using the Pink Stuff.
Did you enjoy this life hack on how to clean most stained surfaces? What other surfaces have you tried cleaning with the Pink Stuff that worked really well? Please share your ideas and leave a comment below!