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15 DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes

15 DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes

We have found some great DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes using common household items! You can get a deeper clean using these recipes without spending too much money on those expensive cleaning products. Why not get away from using those overly scented and sometimes abrasive chemicals?

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DIY Kitchen Countertop Cleaners

Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to clean your countertops? Then, try these awesome DIY cleaners! 

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Remember to always be mindful of what your countertops are made of in order to choose the best time of cleaner that won’t hurt or damage the surface! Good Housekeeping explains that acidic cleaners, like lemon and vinegar, will etch marble or granite stone surfaces and eat away the stone.

1. Natural Marble Cleaner

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Use this recipe for a Natural Stone Countertop cleaner to quickly clean up! Remember not to let the stone air dry and wipe down any excess with a microfiber towel. The ingredients you will need: 

  • 2 drops Mild Dishwashing Liquid
  • 2 c Warm Water

2. Stone Cleaning Spray

Or, try making this DIY Stone Cleaning Spray. Use a microfiber towel here too! Ingredients will include: 

  • 1 ½ c Water
  • 2 tbsp Rubbing Alcohol
  • ¼ tsp Castile or Dish Soap

3. Ceramic Countertops

Ceramic countertops are a common type for most households. Try using this easy DIY cleaner for your tiles! Ingredients needed are:

  • 1 2/3 c Baking Soda
  • ½ c Liquid Soap
  • ½ c Water
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar

Use this to remove the day to day dirt to prevent any future staining!

DIY Kitchen Surface Cleaners

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Here are some easy ways to quickly deodorize your kitchen while cutting grease and more!

4. Kitchen Cleaner & Deodorizer

Clean, deodorize and add some shine to your kitchen counters, appliances and even the inside of the refrigerator! The only ingredients that you will need are:

  • 4 tbsp Baking Soda 
  • 1 qt Warm Water

Simply mix together using a spray bottle and you have a cleaner you can use anytime!

2 Types of DIY Kitchen Grease Cleaners

Whether you are looking for something to cut even the dirtiest oven or something a little more natural, we found 2 great options to try!

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5. Option A – Grease Cleaner 

This first option focuses on removing tough grime your oven racks, stove hoods. As a bonus tip, try soaking the oven racks and grill grates overnight for a deeper clean! Ingredients needed are:

  • ½ c Sudsy Ammonia
  • Water

Simply pour the sudsy ammonia into a 1 gallon bucket, then fill the remaining bucket space with water. Be gentle when using chemicals like ammonia!

6. Option B – Natural Grease Remover

This second option uses another type of grease to help break down even the toughest grime! The only Ingredients that you will need are Vegetable oil and Baking soda. All that you will need to do is:

  1. Mix the desired amount needed
  2. Apply with a paper towel
  3. Rub over the grease stained spots
  4. Then use a damp sponge to remove any residue

DIY Kitchen Appliance Cleaners

We have found some of the best ways to easily clean your appliances using these great DIY cleaners found on the web! From ovens, to stainless steel, to the dishwasher, find the best way to clean your kitchen.

7. Oven Cleaner

Get a little dirty and spend a little extra time scrubbing your stove and oven. If you have an electric glass stove top, just try using some warm soapy water! This is a simple cleaning paste using just 2 ingredients:

  • ½ c Baking Soda
  • 2-3 tbsp Water

Here is what you should do:

  1. Remove the racks
  2. Cover the interior with the paste
  3. Let it sit overnight
  4. Wipe clean in the morning
  5. Spritz residue with vinegar until it foams
  6. Wipe away

2 Options for DIY Kitchen Stainless Steel Cleaners!

Here are 2 great DIY cleaners that will help keep your surfaces clean and shiny! Remember, vinegar can strip the shine on stainless steel appliances and should be used cautiously.

8. Option A – Streak Free Shine for Stainless Steel

Looking for a streak free shine for your stainless steel appliances? Try this DIY recipe! The ingredients that you will need include: 

  • Equal parts of Water and Vinegar
  • 1 drop Dish Soap
  • 4 drops Essential Oil (scent)

Shake the mixture until well blended in a bottle, then spray onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down the surface!

9. Option B – Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

This is an alternative idea for if you have some extra ingredients around the house! All that you will need is Rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Olive Oil, Mineral Oil or even Baby Oil for extra shine. Use a microfiber cloth or towel! WD-40 is also an easy hack for added shine.

10. The Garbage Disposal and Your Kitchen Sink

Deep clean your kitchen sink! If you have a garbage disposal, there are also some easy ways to clean it and keep it smelling fresh! Ingredients needed are: Baking Soda, White Vinegar, Water, Ice, Salt and 1 whole lemon.

First, make it fizz. Then, carefully pour the boiling water down the drain. Add the ice followed by the lemon slices cut to fit down the drain.

11. Clean the Microwave 

When is the last time you cleaned your microwave? Try this recipe out! Ingredients needed: 

  • Equal parts of water and vinegar
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Wooden dowel or spoon, used to prevent over boiling

Place the solution in the microwave and cook for 5 -10 minutes. Let it cool and then wipe away any remaining residue.

12. Clean the Dishwasher

Did you know that there was such an easy way to clean your dishwasher? All the ingredients you will need are: White Vinegar, Baking Soda and a Dishwasher safe bowl. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Clean out the dishwasher’s basket
  2. Mix the white vinegar and baking soda in a dish 
  3. Place on the top rack for a hot water cycle
  4. Sprinkle about 1 c of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher 
  5. Rinse with a short hot water cycle 

DIY Kitchen Disinfectant Cleaners

Make some disinfectant sprays and wipes using household ingredients for cheap and easy use!

13. Disinfecting Spray

This is a very simple DIY recipe, but it cannot be used for cleaning fabrics. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Attach a spray nozzle to a Hydrogen Peroxide bottle
  2. Allow to sit on surface for 10-15 minutes 
  3. Wipe clean 

14. Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

Make some reusable wipes using a few items. What you will need is: 

  • An old t-shirt cut into 5×5 squares
  • Container with an airtight lid
  • ½ c White Distilled Vinegar
  • ¼ c Water
  • ¼ c Rubbing Alcohol
  • 10 drops Essential Oil

15. Disinfect Your Sponges in the Microwave

You do not have to throw that sponge away if it is still intact. Try this easy DIY recipe hack! Ingredients needed are: 

  • 1 c Alcohol
  • 1 tbsp Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 10 drops Essential Oil

Dampen sponge, then put it in the microwave for 90 seconds on full power!

One More DIY Kitchen Cleaner Tip From Us!

Remember to clean your garbage can! Try using an all-purpose cleaner, warm water and dish soap, or even a disinfectant wipe for a quick and easy clean!

Click Here For Some DIY Bathroom Cleaners!

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