How to Clean Gas Stove Burners for Pennies!

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How to clean your gas stove burners for just pennies! Elbow grease not required!

If your gas stove top burners are looking a little stained and crusty after the holidays, it's time to get them clean. Don't worry, this cleaning method will cost you just pennies, and there is no elbow grease required. Not only is this a frugal way to clean your gas stove top burners, there are no awful fumes from harsh cleaning chemicals. 

How to Clean Gas Stove Burners for Pennies

All you need is a bottle of ammonia ($1.86 for 64 oz), a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil, a tub or Ziploc plastic gallon bag, and well ventilated area.

My stove top grates are very large so I need to use a plastic tub. You can also put the tub inside a large garbage bag to really trap the fumes well. I used about a cup of ammonia. If you have the individual kind, you can just place each one in a Ziploc bag and add a 1/4 cup of ammonia to each bag.

You do not need to soak the grates because all you are doing is trapping the fumes from the ammonia in the tub or bag. Then just let the fumes work their magic! Be sure to place the tub or plastic bags in a WELL VENTILATED AREA! I put my tub in the garage but you can also set it outside. I highly suggest you do not keep them in your house. 

Allow the grates and ammonia to sit overnight. Then, take a crumpled piece of aluminum foil and scrape off the debris. It will wipe right off! 

Be sure to wash the grates with soapy water before using them and NEVER, EVER mix ammonia with bleach - or any other cleaning solution for that matter! Ammonia should only be mixed with water! 

How to clean your gas stop top burners for pennies with NO elbow grease!

There are many cleaning products on the market for cleaning your stove top grates, but they do get a little pricey. This method will not only get the job done, but it will save you money! 

 

Tuesday's Tips: Homemade Febreze Spray!

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Are you looking for some extra time-saving, money-saving practical tips? I know I am! Every Tuesday, together with Good Deal Mama, Jessica's Coupons, and Kroger Krazy, (AKA "The Tipsters") we will share our own individual tips that will either help you save time or money, or maybe even both!

Today's Tip is brought to you by Janel from Good Deal Mama!

Here is a quick and easy recipe to make homemade Febreze! Since I love the smell of Suavitel, I will be trying this with Sauvitel fabric softener!

What you will need:

2 cups water

1 cup fabric softener

Directions:

Place ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Test a small unnoticeable area first before using to make sure no discoloration or damage occurs. Use as needed, shaking well each time before use.

Viola! Save $4 on that store bought stuff ;)


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Tuesday's Tips: Homemade Air Freshener!

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Today’s Tip is brought to us by Jessica from Jessica's Coupons! 

Homemade Air Freshener

What you will need:

Canning Jar, any size

Fabric or Scrapbook Paper

Baking Soda

Essential oil or Fragrance Oil

(Scissors, Pen, Needle)

Directions:

Cut your fabric into a square or circle. I cut the fabric slightly larger than the lid because I like the edges to slightly drape over the jar.

(If you are using scrapbook paper use the disc part of the lid to trace on to your scrapbook paper, and cut out your circle)

Pour Baking Soda into your jar (about 1/2 full)

Next add about 10-20 drops of your favorite essential/ fragrance oil

Place the fabric or scrapbook paper inside the lid and screw it onto the jar. Using a large needle, carefully poke several holes it the fabric or paper

Gently shake the jar every few days to refresh the scent and add more oil as needed.

The baking soda naturally absorbs odors while the essential oil gives off a light pleasant scent. It is frugal and also much cuter than most air fresheners!

You can change the fabric and paper depending on your decor or the Season.

(Remember, this DIY project should be done by an adult and keep out of reach of small children)


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Tuesday's Tips: Removing Hard Water Stains with Vinegar!

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Today's Tip is brought to you by yours truly! Laughing

Last week on the Rose Knows Coupons Facebook page, I reached out to my readers asking what they used for hard water stains like the ones shown above. I've had this issue for years now due to our hard Wisconsin water and since I've never experienced this issue when we lived in city, this was all very new to me. I've tried numerous cleaning products including Lime-A-Way and CLR, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (which did nothing for this issue), and even lots of elbow grease. It never got better, just worse. My counters are crushed quartz so using an abrasive sponge was not an option. I was afraid it would scratch the surface. 

There were lots of readers who suggested I soak the area with hot vinegar. I've used vinegar plenty of times with laundry, windows, and as an air freshener, but never on hard water stains! 

I filled a microwave safe dish about 1 cup full of straight white vinegar. I heated it up until it was hot to the touch and unrolled my paper towel. I then started with one end of the paper towel and put it in the microwave safe dish. After the paper towel soaked up the vinegar, I removed it with a tongs and wrapped it around the faucet, soap dispenser, and dishwasher vent. I repeated this process every 20 minutes or so for several hours by heating the paper towel up in the microwave over and over. 

The end result was fewer hard water stains on my counter top! I wouldn't say it was completely removed, but I didn't expect that 5 years of hard water stains would come off in just a few hours of repeating this process. There is a noticeable difference and I will definitely continue to remove my hard water stains with this paper towel soaked hot vinegar process! Smile


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Tuesday's Tips: Cleaning and Disinfecting your Kitchen Sponge

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Today's Tip is brought to you by Kroger Krazy! 

If you’re a sponge-user like me, or your kids don't know how to rinse off the sponge after they use it, then you know all too well that unpleasant smell that starts to develop that you certainly do not want anywhere near your sink, let alone touching the dishes you will be eating from. You don’t have to throw that sponge away and buy a new one!! There is hope!! I have tried everything (bleach, lemon, anti-bacterial soap, etc.) but nothing is proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria like these two solutions:

If you’re in a hurry and it’s the only sponge you have, you can try my #1 solution: The Microwave.

  • Soak your sponge really well with water
  • “Heat” in the microwave for 1 minute
  • Careful when removing…that little guy gets HOT!!

If you have a little more time, load your sponges in the dishwasher with your dishes and run through the entire wash and DRY cycle. I will warn that when you let it run through the “dry” cycle, it may come out a little deformed – but this is part of the bacteria-killing process.

Both of these methods are proven to inactivate bacteria. And Wal-Lah! No more stink! :)


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26 Uses for Coffee Filters (Cheaper and less expensive than paper towel!)

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I received an email forward from my aunt with 26 uses for coffee filters that I just have to share! I've used coffee filters to clean windows in the past and after reading the email, I will definitely be using them more! Good thing I didn't throw away my coffee filters after I got my Keurig! You can pick up huge packs of coffee filters at most stores..even the dollar stores! 

26 Uses for Coffee Filters


1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.  

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome...  Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling. 

3.  Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish. 

4.  Filter broken cork from wine.  If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust. 

6.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.  

7.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter. 

8.  Weigh chopped foods.  Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale. 

9.  Hold tacos.  Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods. 

10.  Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.  Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes. 

11.  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter. 

12.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use strips of coffee filters.. 

13.  Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them..  It soaks out all the grease.  

14.  Keep in the bathroom.  They make great "razor nick fixers.." 

15.  As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics. 

16.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors. 

17.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews. 

18  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.. 

19.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills. 

20.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.  Saves on having extra bowls to wash. 

21.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage. 

22.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls. 

23.  Use them to sprout seeds.  Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a zip-lock plastic bag until they sprout. 

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers.  Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book. 

25.  Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

26.  Great in the tool room when separating nails and screws then use in to bottom of containers to remove moisture and prevent rust.


Thanks, Rosie!

 




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