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The Pantry Ingredient That'll Clean Sticky Dust Buildup
Residue from cooking can coat the surfaces of your kitchen with a hard-to-remove greasy dust. Cream of tartar, often used in baking, is an effective and efficient cleaning agent.
Cream of tartar is acidic and slightly abrasive, making it capable of removing grime from stainless steel, brass, and aluminum, as well as cabinets, countertops
and appliances.
It will eliminate greasy patches from most surfaces, such as worktops, tiles, backsplashes, and grout, and can also be used for cleaning porcelain fixtures like the toilet.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to a bit of cream of tartar, forming a thin paste. Wipe down appliances in a circular motion with this mixture, then wipe away with a damp rag.
To clean off gunk on a pan, add hot water to the mixture and let it sit in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Using a scouring pad on items that won’t get damaged is also an option.
If there’s an excess of sticky dust that won’t come off, try using vinegar instead of water in your mixture. Vinegar is a powerful cleaning solution and safe to use on any surface.
Use equal parts or two parts of cream of tartar with one part vinegar, creating a thicker paste for very grimy surfaces. Let it sit, scrub for a few minutes, then wipe it away.