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How to Clean Oily Dishes at Home

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How to clean your oily dishes

There's nothing worse than washing a dish only to find it still covered in grease. No matter how much you scrub, those pesky streaks of oil just won't budge. Luckily, there are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to get your dishes sparkling clean.


First, be sure to rinse your dishes thoroughly with hot water before washing them. This will help to loosen the oils and make them easier to remove. Next, add a squirt of dish soap to your sponge or cloth and scrub the dishes using circular motions.


Finally, rinse the dishes well with hot water and dry them with a clean towel. By following these steps, you'll be able to clean even the most stubbornly greasy dishes with ease.

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Natural remedies for oily dishes

There are also natural ways to clean oily dishes that are very effective. Here are some natural ways to remove stubborn oil from your dishes.


1. Baking soda and vinegar: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a sink full of warm water. Then, add 1/2 cup of vinegar and let the dishes soak for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, scrub the dishes with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.


Why is baking soda and vinegar good for your oily dishes?

Baking soda is a natural abrasive that will help to break down the oils, while vinegar is a natural degreaser.

What about vinegar?

Vinegar is also a great natural degreaser that can be used to clean your oily dishes. Just add 1/2 cup of vinegar to a sink full of warm water and let the dishes soak for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, scrub the dishes with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.

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More ways to clean oily dishes

2. Lemon juice: Fill a sink with hot water and add 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Let the dishes soak for 30 minutes, then scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.


3.Lemon juice and salt: Another way to use lemon juice to clean your oily dishes is to mix it with salt. Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of salt to a sink full of hot water. Let the dishes soak for 30 minutes, then scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.

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Make your own dish soap

How to make your own dish soap:


1. Mix 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap with 1/4 cup of water.

2. Add 10 drops of essential oil (optional)

3. Pour into a dish soap dispenser and use as needed.


Make your own natural pot cleaner:


How to make your own natural pot cleaner:


1. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a spray bottle.

2. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake well.

3. Spray on your pots and pans and let sit for 10 minutes.

4. Scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.


Other ways to clean pots:


1. Boil water in the pot: Fill your pot with water and bring to a boil. Let the water boil for 5 minutes, then pour out and scrub as usual.

2. Use oven cleaner: Spray oven cleaner on your pots and pans and let sit for 10 minutes. Scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.

3. Use a Magic Eraser: Wet the Magic Eraser and scrub your pots and pans. Rinse with hot water.

4. Use dishwasher detergent: Fill your sink with hot water and add 1 cup of dishwasher detergent. Let the pots soak for 10 minutes, then scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.

5. Use laundry detergent: Fill your sink with hot water and add 1/2 cup of laundry detergent. Let the pots soak for 10 minutes, then scrub with a sponge or cloth and rinse with hot water.

Conclusion

By following these tips and tricks, you'll be able to clean your oily dishes with ease. Be sure to rinse your dishes thoroughly with hot water before washing them, and use a natural degreaser like vinegar or lemon juice to remove stubborn oil. You can also make your own natural pot cleaner by mixing baking soda and water in a spray bottle, or use dishwasher or laundry detergent to soak your pots and pans.


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