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Why You Should Hire a House Cleaning Service

A House Cleaning Service is No Longer Out of Your Reach

Getting your house professionally cleaned doesn’t have to clear out your bank account. We understand that not everyone can afford to pay for a full time housekeeper but why don’t you deserve to come home to a clean house? If this is a dream that you have, you share it with countless other people. There are so many wonderful things about hiring a house cleaning service but the more important thing is: It’s affordable. You don’t have to be rich to have your house cleaned so why don’t you pamper yourself and enjoy the benefits of getting your home professionally cleaned.

1. Peace of Mind

When you hire a house cleaning service you no longer have to worry about getting all the house work done. Your new cleaning service will take the brunt of it off your shoulders. When you don’t have to worry about vacuuming and mopping you have more time to relax and enjoy the book that has been collecting dust on your bedside table. You deserve to have a little relaxation time.

2. Free Time

When you think about the amount of time you spend vacuuming, dusting, cleaning, doing laundry, and mopping it definitely adds up. What would you rather be doing than cleaning your home? Personally, I would love to have more time to read or take my dog for a walk. All that time cleaning adds up to hours, not minutes. Hiring a house cleaning service can free up those hours for you.

3. Routine

Instead of dreading cleaning day you will begin to love when your house cleaning service comes to clean. There is nothing better than coming home to a clean home. When your family begins to get into a routine of having their house cleaned there is more time available to spend organizing, rearranging, or even purging. When you are constantly just keeping up on regular household maintenance things can fall through the cracks. Take charge of your home again by hiring a house cleaning service.

C’s can help bring peace of mind, free time, and routine into your home. Visit our website for more information.

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Get Rid of Rust Stains

Rust Stains Be Gone!

Everyone goes through the same problems with shaving cream aerosol cans…they always leave a rim of rust behind. The most common solution to think problem would be to scrub away at the rust stain with bleach. Bleach is toxic and could end up doing more damage than good. Bleach does not kill mold and mildew but “cleans” it. When the mold and mildew comes back it will be back stronger than ever and you might have damaged the grout.

The best thing to do when it comes to rust stains: Clean them as soon as possible.

Does your shower have rust stains? We have the answer for you!

1. All you need is baking soda and vinegar. You can create the mixture to your liking but we have used 2/3 baking soda to 1/3 vinegar. Make sure the paste is not very runny. Apply this all-natural mixture to your stain and let sit.

2. The mixture should be left to sit for 10-15 minutes and let it do the cleaning for you. You can even add a bit of lemon juice for its whitening properties. Vinegar and baking soda will fizzle when first mixed so it is best to get the mixture onto your rust stain as soon as you mix it.

3. With a little scrubbing with a sponge your shower will look like this after the all-natural mixture. You don’t have to use harsh cleaning chemicals to get your home clean. Baking soda and vinegar can work miracles right before your eyes, especially on rust stains.

If you are looking to get your home cleaned with safe cleaning products, look no further. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services can give you a free estimate by filling out a few questions.

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Organic Cleaning: Your Bedroom Will Shine

Organic Cleaning: It is safer and cheaper!

You don’t have to go out and buy expensive organic cleaning supplies, you only need the following tools to safely clean your bedroom:

1. Vacuum Cleaner with a HEPA filtration system

2. Microfiber dusting cloths

3. Swiffer Extender Duster ( my favorite new tool)

4. Microfiber mop kit (If your floors are carpet skip this)

5. Vinegar (if needed)

First things first, what is C’s number one cleaning rule?

Always go from Top to Bottom.

1. Use your Swiffer extender to dust all corners, trim, and ledges. This includes your ceiling fan, light fixture, and any bed posts that you are unable to reach by hand. Don’t forget heating and air conditioning vents and intakes. I find that Swiffer dusters can be used multiple times by running them through the washing machine and letting them air dry. Putting them in the dryer will destroy their static cling ability.

2. Once you have cleared the cobwebs you are ready to change your linens. It is recommended that your sheets be changed once a week and your duvet cover washed at least once a month. I prefer duvet covers to blankets for two reasons: They are easier to wash and you can give your room a make over just by switching up your bedding. (I keep at least two sets of bedding on hand to avoid waiting for laundry)

3. Now take your slightly damp microfiber, make sure it is not dripping, and wipe all surfaces down. Wipe down all furniture from top to bottom including the sides. Lift all picture frames, lamps, jewelry boxes, and TV boxes. Do not put any chemical on your TV screen but be sure to dust the back of your TV. For mirrors or glass surfaces you may be able to buff any smudges off with a dry microfiber, if this is not possible use a vinegar and water mixture. Using only water or a dry microfiber is essential to chemical free or organic cleaning.

4. Once all the surfaces are dusted it is now time to vacuum. You should vacuum in a linear fashion; starting at the farthest point of the room and working your way to the door. Take the floor attachment off to get the dust out of corners and along the wall. Commonly missed places include: under your heater, under the bed by the head-board, under the dresser, and behind chairs. Be sure to vacuum inside your closet; lifting your shoes to get all the dust bunnies that hide in the corners.

5. Last step (Optional) Mopping or steam cleaning the carpet. If you don’t have pets and take your shoes off at the door this step isn’t needed as often. Periodically you should either mop or steam clean to remove dust residue that cannot be picked up by the vacuum alone. If you have pets mopping should occur every week or so. Steam cleaning rugs is recommended at least once a year. Carpets can hold germs for days at a time. If someone in your home is sick steam cleaning your carpeting can help stop the spread of germs.

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How To Clean Holiday Season Stains

The holidays are here and that means houseguests and STAINS! Nobody means to spill wine or forget to use a coaster but inevitably, when all your guests go home at the end of your fabulous party, you will be left to deal with them. Have no fear, we are here to help!


Holidays and kids mixed together usually means chocolate on your carpet. When you find that chocolaty mess, scrape up as much of it as you can then apply a mixture of laundry or dish detergent (1 Tbsp in 2 cups warm water) to the stain and blot. Apply some undiluted, white vinegar to a clean, white towel, blot, then follow up with plain water with a sponge to rinse. Blot dry using a clean, white towel. Cover overnight with clean, white paper towels and place something heavy on top to help draw out the moisture. Remove the towels and fluff the carpet to help finish drying.

Butter and Oil Stains

Grease stains can be hard to treat if not attended to quickly so knowing this tip will save you and your guests grief during laundry time. If some butter or oil finds its way on to your tablecloth or your guest’s clothing, sprinkle some salt, artificial sweetener or cornstarch on to the spot immediately. Any of these will sop up the stain and prevent setting. If possible, pretreat the spot with your usual laundry detergent and gently work in. Launder as usual.

Coffee Stains

Gently blot the coffee stain with a clean, white cloth to remove as much of the stain as possible. Mix a solution of 1/3 cup of white vinegar combined with 2/3 cup warm water in a bowl and apply the mixture to the stain with a clean, white cloth. Repeat until the stain is completely removed. Rinse well with a clean, damp cloth (do not saturate) and blot dry. Cover overnight with clean, white paper towels and place something heavy on top to help draw out the moisture. Remove the towels and fluff the carpet to help finish drying.

Red Wine Stains

As with the other stains, the quicker you get to it, the better! Blot up the excess wine as we did with the coffee stain (do not rub!) then immediate spritz some plain, cold water on the area. We are looking to dilute the stain without saturating the area. Blot again with a clean, white cloth to pull up as much of the wine as possible. To treat the remaining stain, mix a 3:1 ratio paste of baking soda and water. Gently apply the mixture directly to the stain. Allow to dry, then vacuum.

Water Marks

In this tip, oil is our friend! Mayonnaise might cause a stain on our linens but in this instance, it actually can remove a water mark from wood furniture. Simply apply a layer of plain mayonnaise to the stain and leave overnight. In the morning, remove the mayonnaise and buff clean. Fresh water marks will have the best outcome.

Please note: These tips can be used for many different types of fabrics and materials but not all. Testing these tips on a small, indiscrete area of your carpet or linen first is always recommended.

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Top 5 Reasons your Company Needs Professional Cleaning Services

Cleaning is one of those tasks that many people put off. A messy and cluttered office can lead to decreased productivity and even lower morale. Not only is it more pleasant for your employees to work in a clean environment, but it can also boost productivity. Cleaning your office is not only an important task, but it’s also a time-consuming one. Unfortunately, many business owners don’t have the time or resources to keep their offices tidy on their own. Between sorting through mail, answering phones and keeping up with paperwork, it’s hard to find the time to sweep and mop the floors. That’s why many businesses turn to professional cleaning services to take care of the mess.

Here are five reasons why your company needs professional cleaning services:


You’ll save time – when you have a professional cleaning service coming in regularly, you won’t have to worry about dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming. Besides taking care of the cleaning tasks, professional cleaners come equipped with their own supplies. This means you don’t have to spend valuable time shopping for or purchasing equipment or materials. You’ll save time and energy by not having to clean the office yourself.


You’ll save money – Cleaning products can be expensive, especially if you have a large office space. A clean office is cost effective – saving you money on cleaning supplies, janitorial services, and employee sick days. Professional cleaners are often more affordable than you think.


A clean office is a healthy office – it helps reduce the spread of germs and keeps employees healthy. Studies have shown that people are more likely to get sick if they work in an unclean environment. Professional cleaners know how to sanitize surfaces properly and get rid of harmful bacteria.


A clean office is more productive – studies have shown that workers are more productive in a clean environment. A clean office boosts creativity too. Employees feel better about working in a clean environment. A clean office is more professional. Clients and customers will take your company more seriously if it’s presented in a tidy and pristine manner. A clean office is safer too – slips and falls are less likely to occur when floors and surfaces are regularly cleaned.


A clean office is easier to maintain – with consistent, professional cleaning, dirt and dust won’t build up over time. It’s easier to keep your space looking great year-round when you use a professional cleaning service.

Professional cleaning services can help your business in many ways.

From increasing employee productivity to protecting your company’s reputation, having a clean and tidy office is important for any organization. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular cleanings for your workplace. A professional cleaning service will take care of everything. From the floors to the ceilings they’ll leave your office looking and smelling fresh and new. A clean, organized, healthy work environment is essential. It’s proven to increase productivity, creativity, and morale. Not to mention, it just looks nicer!

By scheduling regular professional cleanings, you can ensure that your workplace is a safe and healthy place to be. Not only will your employees appreciate the fresh start, but they’ll also be more productive. When they don’t have to worry about the state of their workspace, they can focus more on getting their work done!

Ready to schedule your company’s first cleaning? Contact us today!

We guarantee you won’t regret it.

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How To Easily Prevent Soap Scum Buildup On Glass Shower Doors

You said ‘Goodbye” to plastic/latex and vinyl mildew shower curtains and “HELLO” to gorgeous glass shower doors. They look FABULOUS! But now, you must keep them clean and soap buildup-free using nature’s best cleaning solutions. Keep reading to discover how to prevent soap scum buildup on your glass shower doors, compliments of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services.

The first step to preventing soap scum buildup is to prevent it from forming in the first place. Here are three tips to get you started:

Tip #1: Switch To Glycerine Soap

Use glycerine bar soap, liquid, or gel body soaps instead of traditional bar soap. The talc and paraffin in bar soap are left behind on your tile and glass shower doors. When it mixes with minerals in your water and dirt, body oils, sloughed-off skin, and bacteria, soap scum is formed.

Tip #2: Clean Surfaces After Every Shower

Keep a hand squeegee in your shower and squeegee the door after every shower
Prevent soap scum buildup by squeegeeing your shower surfaces after every shower
No time to squeegee? No problem. Remove the shower head and rinse the walls and glass of soap residue after every shower.

As an alternative, keep a spray bottle of undiluted white vinegar in your shower and spray down the glass shower doors and all surfaces after every shower. This will also prevent mildew from forming.

Tip #3: Pretreat Glass Shower Doors With Lemon Oil

Treat your glass shower doors with lemon oil once a month. This will prevent water, soap scum, shampoo residue, etc. from sticking to the doors.

3 Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Solutions To Clean Soap Scum

Do you live with people who aren’t so diligent in keeping your shiny, new glass shower doors clean and sparkly? It’s going to be okay. We have easy fixes when you can’t stand guard after every shower.

Here are some inexpensive, effective, and environmentally friendly ways to rid your glass shower doors of that dreaded soap scum! Of course, the best method for you will depend on how heavy and caked-on the soap scum is. So start with our first tip and make your way down as needed. BONUS: These methods will work on your glass shower doors, tub and tiles.

1. Vinegar Cleaning Solution


Combine 4 cups of white vinegar, 4 cups of warm water, and one tbsp dishwashing detergent (Dawn brand works best) in a spray bottle.

Cleaning Procedure

1. Spray on your glass shower doors, let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the area with a clean, soft bristle brush.
2. Rinse clean with hot water, then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

2. Baking Soda Cleaning Solution


Create a paste using a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water—add more water as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. Once you have your paste, mix in 1 tbsp of dishwashing detergent—again, we suggest using Dawn.

Cleaning Procedure

1. Apply the mixture to your glass shower door and other areas with soap scum buildup. Let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the area with a clean, soft bristle brush.
2. Rinse clean with hot water, then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

3. Borax Cleaning Solution


Create a paste using a 1:1 ratio of Borax and water—add more water as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. Once you have your paste, mix in 2 tbsp of dishwashing detergent—Yup, you will get lots of use on that Dawn purchase.

Cleaning Procedure

1. Once you have your paste, mix in 2 tbsp of dishwashing detergent (Yup, you will get lots of use on that Dawn purchase).
2. Apply the mixture to your glass shower door and other areas with soap scum buildup.
3. Let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the area with a clean, soft bristle brush.
4. Rinse clean with hot water, then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

Parting Thoughts

We hope these tips allow you to enjoy your glass shower doors for years! But, for those significant cleaning sessions for your Hamptons Home, we can help. Call us at 0800 251 037 for more information on keeping your East End home or office clean!

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How To Make an Airbnb Bed Like a Hotel

Ever notice how hotel beds are always perfectly made. How do you make a bed for Airbnb? With the steps below, you will not only make your Airbnb beds faster but your guests will feel like they are staying in a hotel. Happy hosting!

How Do You Make An Airbnb Bed Like A Hotel?

Step #1 – Place Your Airbnb Mattress Pad First

Mattress pads are very important. They not only protect the mattress from spills or accidents but also helps make the mattress softer. Furthermore, if you purchase an extra firm mattress and use a mattress pad to soften it up, you will lengthen the lifespan of the mattress.

After you have cleared the bed from pillows, top layers, and staging pillows, etc. Place the pad on the mattress and tuck the elastic corners around the mattress edges. Pull the corners tight for fewer wrinkles and creases.

Step #2 – Place The Fitted Sheet

This will be the exact same process as the mattress pad. The bed should already be cleared. Place the fitted sheet over the mattress pad on the mattress and tuck the elastic corners around the mattress edges.

Lift the mattress and tuck the elastic corners under it. Again pull the corners tighter if the fitted sheet is wrinkled or creased.

Ever notice how hotel beds are always perfectly made. How do you make a bed for Airbnb? With the steps below, you will not only make your Airbnb beds faster but your guests will feel like they are staying in a hotel. Happy hosting!

Step #3 – Put The Top Sheet On

Use the umbrella method. Take the two full-length corners of the top sheet and fan it over the fitted sheet.

The side with the large hem goes at the top of the Airbnb bed. Align the hem at the mattress top edge. With patterned sheets, the design should face down so guests can see it when folded over.

Remember to make sure the top sheet is properly sized and spread evenly on all three sides. Fold the top sheet into “hospital corners”. This is the most difficult part of making a bed but resembles the bed making procedure in a hotel.

How To Make A Hospital Corner:

  • Tuck the top sheet at the foot of the bed between the mattress and the box springs. Make sure it’s wrinkle-free by tucking it tightly.
  • On one side of the bed, grab the corner of the top sheet. Pull it upward and fold this section of the sheet over the top of the mattress. Make sure it forms a 45-degree angle going upwards.
  • Still holding the folded piece of sheet, tuck the loose ends under the mattress and box springs.
  • Next, let the folded piece of sheet laying on top of the mattress dropdown. At this point, you can choose to tuck the piece of the sheet at a 45 degree or 90-degree angle under the mattress and box springs.
  • Repeat this process on the opposite side of the bed and you are done.

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Step #4 – Choose A Top Layer

Whether you choose a duvet, comforter or blanket is your choice. With whatever you choose, lay all edges evenly over the mattress. Depending on your Airbnb location will determine what you need to provide as a top layer.

Step #5 – Fold The Top Sheet Over Your Top Layer

This will present a neat, clean look for your guests. Take the edge of your top sheet at the head of the bed and fold it back over the top layer.

Next, tuck the folded top sheet and top layer under the sides of the mattress for a nicely fitted bed. Our favorite trick is to purchase a top sheet that is a different color or pattern both sides. This way when you fold it back over the top layer the look is amazing.

Step #6 – Spice Up The Pillows

After every two Airbnb guests make sure you fluff up your pillow. You do this by grabbing both sides of a pillow and squeeze together. The goal is to breathe air into the pillow giving them a thickened look and feel.

Another alternative is to throw wool dryer balls in the dryer with your pillows. Make sure the dryer is on the lowest heat settings possible.

Smooth out the pillowcase and lay them upright between the top cover and head of the bed. We recommend at least two pillows per guest. If you have more than two pillows, stack the extras on the bed directly in front of each other.

Step #7 – Additional Touches

Showcasing your Airbnb bed is ideal, especially within your bedroom pictures. To finish it off, add a staging pillow and place it upright in front of your sleeping pillows at the head of your bed.

Folding a decorative or throw blanket at the base of the bed is great for colder climates. It looks nice and adds a welcoming touch.

Final Thoughts

How you make your Airbnb bed is the most judged part of your bedroom. Heck, it brings the whole room together and is where your guests spend most of their time (even if it’s sleeping). With the steps we provided and a bit of detail you will have a perfect Airbnb bed that is ready for listing pictures and guest approval.

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8 Tips for Keeping Your Glass Sparkling Clean

Keeping glass clean around your home can be a challenge unless you have the correct tools and methods to achieve streak-free windows and mirrors. There's also a bit of an art and a science to glass cleaning, from the direction you wipe dirt away to the type of material you use to clean glass. Discover below the tricks you can use to keep your home's glass clear and sparkling, inside and out.

01 of 08 Clean From Top to Bottom

If you really want your window or mirror to be streak free, clean from the top to the bottom. Because the cleaning solution can drip, use gravity to your advantage and let the cleaner drip into areas you haven't washed yet. Begin at the top and work your way down to make sure that no drips will happen on the glass surfaces that are already perfectly cleaned.

02 of 08 Wash Windows on a Cloudy Day

You may think this should be the opposite as you can see the dirt on the glass better with the sun streaming in. The sun, however, can prematurely dry the window washing fluid, leaving residue and streaks. If you wait for a cloudy day to wash your windows, the cleaning solution will remain until you wipe it away, and you will end up with a brilliant streak-free shine

03 of 08 Use a Squeegee

It is amazing what a difference this one simple tool makes on glass surfaces. Sometimes the first wipe of the cloth doesn't remove all of the cleaning solution and having to re-wipe areas of glass is a guarantee that you'll have streaks. Using a squeegee, however, makes it effortless to polish each section of the window. A long-handled squeegee is a must if you will be doing tall windows, and it will do double duty in cleaning shower walls and doors as well.

04 of 08 Clean Corners With Cotton Swabs

No matter how hard you try, residue seems to build up in the corners of the glass, and it can be very difficult to get to that residue unless you have the right tool. Cotton swabs are ideal for cleaning those hard to reach areas of the windows in your home. It's the perfect size and does the trick!​

05 of 08 Try an Old T-Shirt

Old t-shirts are ideal for cleaning glass because they won't have any lint residue, and they are just absorbent enough to get a window polished clean. Plus, using old tees instead of paper towels is a great way to save money on housekeeping costs —and is good for the environment.​​

06 of 08 Try Homemade Window Cleaner

Sometimes homemade solutions do the best job, are more economical, and won't contain unknown chemicals. To create your own glass cleaner, mix together 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Using isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar together makes a quickly evaporating spray glass and mirror cleaner that competes with commercial brands. This can also be used to give a nice shine to hard tiles, chrome, and other surfaces. Additionally, steam cleaners can also provide a chemical-free option for cleaning and sanitizing hard surfaces with just water.

07 of 08 Use Newspapers

Some people swear by a newspaper to polish their glass surfaces. It does work and can work well, but many people don't like getting newsprint on their hands. The newspaper also doesn't hold up very well when it gets wet. But if you are finding that towels and cloth just aren't for you, the newspaper is worth a try. And if you are happy with how the glass looks but not how your hands look, you can simply wear gloves!

08 of 08 Avoid Woodwork

Many glass and window cleaners can cause damage to the framed wood areas of our mirrors and windows. Prevent drips on the wood which can damage these surfaces by placing a small cloth on the wood or windowsill to absorb any drips. And avoid spraying too much cleaner at once—instead, spray the window in small sections, working from the top down to the bottom of the glass.

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The Best Way to Clean a Stainless Steel Grill for Years of Family BBQs

With the weather getting nicer and Summer right around the corner, it’s time to break out the grill! Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day of last year, your grill probably got a lot of use! So it’s time to get cleaning your stainless steel grill and give it a good scrubbing to be ready for your next barbecue. Keeping up on your grill’s maintenance can have it lasting many years for lots of family meals.

So, before you start grilling up a storm, it’s essential to ensure that your grill is clean and in top shape. The good news is that cleaning a stainless steel gas grill is simpler than you might think.

Keep your grill clean and ready for family bbqs.

Why Clean Your Grill?

There are several benefits to keeping on top of cleaning your grill:

  • Improved taste of the food you cook
  • Better health for your family
  • The prolonged life of your grill
  • Lower maintenance costs

Neglecting to keep your grill clean for an extended period of time will result in the buildup of food particles that lead to bacteria and can attract insects. In addition, the leftover food residue on the grill will degrade the taste of the next thing you cook on it.

Keeping your stainless steel grill grates clean will improve the flavor of your foods.

Helpful Supplies for Cleaning a Stainless Steel Grill

  • Grill brush
  • A Mild Liquid Dish Detergent
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Bucket

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Grill

Stainless steel requires proper care to keep its sleek and shiny finish.
Stainless steel is a resilient material that can withstand intense heat and weather conditions, but it requires proper care to keep its sleek and shiny finish. Regular maintenance will extend the life of a stainless steel grill. Here are some tips to preserve the stainless steel finish on your grill:

  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners or steel wool sponges as they can scratch the surface of your grill.
  • After each bbq, do a quick wipe-down. Distilled white vinegar is excellent to use on stainless steel. It will remove any fingerprints, food residue, or grease marks left behind during cooking. White vinegar will also disinfect stainless steel surfaces.
  • For your stainless steel grill to shine, it needs to be polished. You can use many expensive or inexpensive stainless steel polishes, but I love lemon oil. You only need a few drops. Just apply it to a soft cloth and wipe and it will give your grill back its beautiful luster.
  • You may also opt to apply a stainless steel protector to add a layer of protection against corrosion and discoloration.
  • Use a grill cover when the grill is not in use to protect it from dust, debris, and harsh weather conditions.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Grill

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Grill

1. Preparing the Grill

Before cleaning the grill, make sure to disconnect the propane tank for gas grills, or remove the charcoal for charcoal grills. Wear work gloves, take precautionary measures, and let the grill cool down.

2. Brushing the Grates

Using a grill brush, scrape off any food debris or burnt-on residue from the grates. Make sure to get both the tops and bottoms of the grates. Take care not to scratch the stainless grill grates while scrubbing.

3. Soaking the Grates

Make a solution of hot water and dish soap and submerge the grates in it for about an hour. After an hour, take them out and give them a good rinse with clean water.

4. Removing Stubborn Stains

Create a paste with baking soda and warm water and apply it to any remaining stains on the grates. Let the baking soda paste sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing gently with a sponge.

5. Cleaning the Burners

Remove the burners, and clean them thoroughly using a wire brush to remove any debris or residue.

6. Wiping Down the Grill

Using a microfiber cloth, wipe down the interior and exterior of the grill, including the grill lid, base, and side tables.

7. Polishing the Grill

To polish the stainless steel, combine equal parts warm water and vinegar in a spray bottle, spray it on the grill, and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth.

Deep Cleaning Your Grill

If your stainless steel grill hasn’t been cleaned in a while, it might need more than a wipe-down. It may have a little rust on the surface or dirt and grime from being exposed to the elements. To properly clean your grill without scratching the finish, be selective in what you use to clean it.

Bon Ami is a natural cleansing agent that can remove stubborn stains. It can even remove rust stains on stainless steel. The trick to using it is to go with the grain of the metal to avoid scratch marks. Remember to rinse well when using Bon Ami, as it is a powder cleanser that can leave a residue.

Cleaning the Stainless Steel Grill Grates

Keep your grill grates clean!
The stainless steel grates on your grill are the most crucial part to keep clean because they come in direct contact with your food. Here are some tips to clean your stainless steel grates:

  • Preheat your grill to high heat for about 15 minutes to loosen the food particles on the grates.
  • Scrub the grates. A grill brush can remove debris from the grates, however, using a wire brush can be dangerous. There have been cases where people have ingested pieces of wire that dislodge from the wire grill brush. A safer alternative to a stainless steel grill brush would be a wooden scraper. I recommend using a wood bbq scraping tool like The Great Scrape.
  • Create a paste using baking soda and water and apply it to any remaining stubborn stains on the grates. Let the paste sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing gently with a sponge.
  • Wipe the grates with a damp cloth or some paper towels to remove any excess debris or food particles.
  • Apply a non-stick grill spray or vegetable oil to the grates to prevent food from sticking during cooking.

Safety Guidelines

When cleaning your grill, it is essential to prioritize safety.

First, make sure to disconnect the propane tank from the grill before cleaning. This not only keeps the grill stationary but also eliminates the chance of any propane leaks.

Always wait for the gill to cool before attempting to clean it. And wear gloves to protect your hands when cleaning the grill.

Remember to never leave a propane tank inside your car, especially in extreme heat, as it can lead to a disaster. Additionally, only store propane tanks outside and away from heat sources and direct sunlight. Following these safety tips will help keep you and your grill safe, regardless of gas type or the size of your grill.

Wrapping Up

Cleaning a stainless steel BBQ grill is easy if you follow the necessary steps and use the right cleaning products. Remember to always protect the stainless steel finish on your grill, clean the grill grates thoroughly, and use the proper tools and supplies. With consistent cleaning, you can extend the lifespan of your grill while also improving the taste of your food. Happy grilling!

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Surfaces and Appliances Without Chemicals

After restoring your stainless steel refrigerator to its former glory, you'll want to tackle every other stainless surface in your kitchen to match.

Durable and shiny, it's the ideal material for kitchens and bathrooms, but do you know how to clean stainless steel? "Stainless" was originally used to describe steel's ability to withstand heat and humidity without corroding, but, as anyone who's owned stainless steel kitchen appliances knows, the term is somewhat of a misnomer. While stainless steel is tough, it's also prone to fingerprints, streaks, and water stains.

It's important to learn how to clean stainless steel with the appropriate cleaners because harsh abrasives can scratch and contribute to rust. Fortunately, you can go the natural route and mix an effective stainless steel cleaner with ingredients you probably already have. Follow these DIY chemical-free tips to get your stainless steel cookware and appliances clean and shiny—so they live up to their name.

How Often to Clean Stainless Steel

The best time to clean your stainless steel is when it's dirty. This seems far too simplistic but, as you know, kitchen use varies widely from one family to another.

The goal is to restore your appliances' original appearance, so an appropriate cleaning schedule may be as infrequent as one to four times a year. In a heavily used kitchen or where hygienic concerns are paramount, daily cleaning may be required for certain items.

Considerations Before You Get Started

Before you clean a stainless steel appliance, it's smart to check the manufacturer's recommendations. There are numerous grades of stainless steel out there, some more durable than others. Some appliances are treated with a clear-coat finish, which can be stripped by certain cleaning products. Lost the manual? Don't worry, you may be able to find it online.

If you're not the DIY type, there are plenty of effective stainless steel cleaners on the market. A stovetop cleaner such as TriNova is also effective in cleaning grimy stainless steel range hoods as well as oven and dishwasher doors.

More great options for cleaning stainless steel are a grill cleaner or even a silver polish like Wright's. Whatever you use, be sure to read the label and carefully follow instructions.

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Without Chemicals

The adage "there's more than one way to skin a cat" applies to cleaning stainless steel. Go with the method that matches your stainless steel item, its condition, and what you have on hand.

Step 1: Wipe With a Damp Cloth

In most cases, wiping down your stainless steel with a clean cloth or microfiber towel dipped in hot water does the trick. Just like wood, stainless steel has a grain. Determine the striations on the surface of your appliance and wipe in that direction, beginning at the top and working your way down. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly.

Step 2: Steam-clean

To sterilize and disinfect stainless steel, use a steam cleaner with a nozzle attachment and then wipe dry with a soft cloth. Because stainless steel scratches easily, avoid using a brush attachment or any stiff cleaning tools.

Step 3: Try Vinegar

For stubborn grease spots or water scaling, wet a soft cloth with a diluted solution of 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Wipe the entire surface from top to bottom, and never let vinegar sit on the surface. Follow with a complete rinse and dry.

How to Remove Stains on Stainless Steel with Baking Soda

Typically, you need to pay a bit more attention to burned or caked-on messes on stainless steel pots and pans, sinks, or countertops. This method also works as a way to clean stainless steel compost bins.

To start, make a soft paste of baking soda and water and then apply it to the stain, allowing it to sit for about 20 minutes. Next, scrub the area with a soft cloth dampened in a solution of water and dish soap, working parallel to the grain to avoid scratches. Be sure to fully rinse with warm water and dry.

How to Keep Your Stainless Steel Clean Longer

Proper upkeep is an essential part of making the most of your kitchen's stainless steel appliances and equipment. Failure to maintain your investment can lead to unsightly staining, discoloration, or even long-term damage.

Fortunately, the upkeep of stainless is simple. By developing routine maintenance procedures, you can extend the life of your kitchen's stainless steel items and keep them looking like new.

  • Add some shine, naturally. To make the surface of your stainless steel appliance shiny and protect it from fingerprints, add a small drop of olive oil to a cloth and buff it on the surface, working in the direction of the grain, and then wipe away excess with a dry cloth. The surface shouldn't feel oily, but it'll look shiny and fingerprint-free for longer.
  • Use a polishing paste. Commercially sold pastes are another way to keep stainless steel appliances sparkling. They create a microscopic wax layer on the surface that lasts up to several months, making the surface easy to clean. Polishing paste is for decorative surfaces only, and not appropriate for cookware.
  • Avoid abrasives like sandpaper, steel wool, metal brushes, and harsh abrasive cleaners. Soft abrasives may work in specific scenarios, but first spot-test in an inconspicuous place. When using abrasives, wipe in the same direction as the grain or polish on the surface of the steel to ensure an optimal appearance.