The wonders of vinegar and baking soda
I was raised to clean with Comet, Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex and so on and so forth. Even as a little kid, I was convinced that cleaning with chemicals was a bad idea. So for the last few years, I have slowly but surely replaced almost ALL of my cleaners with all natural ones. At first, I tried switching to the new "green" cleaners, and they surprisingly out-performed their chemical counterparts. But I had always heard that vinegar & baking soda were just as good as any commercial cleaners. I am happy to say that I now use vinegar to mop the floor, clean the counters, and clean the microwave. I also use it along with baking soda to remove crusty stains on my stovetop and inside my oven (I have NO idea why anyone would subject themselves to those horrible fumes of an oven cleaner!). I also don't believe in using the self-clean feature on my oven. It only takes me about 20 minutes to fully clean the inside of my oven using my method, and if you keep spills cleaned up, you only have to do it twice a year! I am saddened that so many people are brainwashed into believing you have to use a chemical to really get something clean. Just imagine how much money you could save if you replaced ALL of your cleaners with vinegar & baking soda!