Cleaning without extra chemicals


With cooking comes mess that requires cleaning up. Cleaning up doesn’t have to mean chemicals and extra products. We made a little mess when we made pizza sauce and buckwheat pizzas on the hob and bench. Don’t you love my sexy pink bench? I can’t wait till we redo the kitchen and i get wooden ones!   


So instead of reaching for a cleaning product I simply wait until I’ve got a sink load of dishes and then use the hot soapy water and a cloth to clean away the mess. So easy and the hot water and dishwashing liquid just cuts through grease and mess. Once clean I give it another wipe over with the cloth and just hot water. All done.  


Look all shiny and new and no mess or extra products used. Saving you time and money! Double like.


Couldn’t be easier. There is no need to buy all those expensive chemical heavy sprays when hot soapy water is such a fantastic cleaner. I think it often gets over looked. So what do you use to clean your benches and oven top?

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9 thoughts on “Cleaning without extra chemicals

  1. November 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    microfibre cloths and elbow grease.

    1. November 16, 2013 at 2:03 am

      I have a few of those too. They are great especially for glass. Mx

  2. November 13, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I do exactly the same as you. Letting the icky bits soak for a while works better than any product I’ve ever bought.

    1. November 16, 2013 at 2:03 am

      I love soaking! Does all the hard work for you! Mx

  3. November 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hi Madeleine,

    I have been a blog-stalker for a while now (hence the sudden appearance on Instagram), I should just join, huh!!!!

    Anyway – I make my own Citrus Cleaner for the kitchen and bathroom, it doesn’t do heavy-duty cleaning, but it is great for those wipe down and clean out moments, and the citrus leaves such a yummy smell… it is seriously just white vinegar and either orange or lemon rinds; if you’re interested you can find the link to the original post on my blog here:

    Enjoy reading your blog!

  4. December 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    And when it all gets really vile then a spot of vinegar and bicarb!

  5. December 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how truly simple things do the job as good as or better than the high priced products? What could be easier!

    I’m visiting all the blogs I follow because I’m very excited about my homesteading book being published! I want to tell the whole world! If you have a chance, please do stop by my blog to help me celebrate. 🙂

  6. farmer_liz
    December 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    So true M. I also find that vinegar is good for glass and stainless steel. My husband was slow to convert, so I made citrus vinegar by soaking lemon peels in white vinegar, smells like orange power, so he’s happy to use it now. He actually cleans more than I do!

    1. December 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Fantastic you married a good one there!!! I love vinegar for glass does an amazing job! I always out it in the dishwasher to get nice clean glasses. Mx