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How Do You Clean Your Stove? Shower? Sink?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

This might be a boring question, but I'm trying to figure out how to best clean up with all this new fat in my life!

I cook bacon 3 times a week and save the grease - the splatter is insane. I re-use the grease and the drips from the mason jar go everywhere. Same with the ghee I keep by the stove - drips dribbling down the sides of the jar. I fry eggs in coconut oil and it gets all over. I brush my teeth with baking soda and coconut oil. I use a mix of coconut and rice bran oil in the shower to soften my skin.

CLEANING IS SO HARD! I don't like using chemicals, I only use vinegar, hot water, and baking soda - but I spend so much time cleaning and it is tedious. Does anyone have any tips on cleaning? Please save me!

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on June 26, 2013
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Hahahaha! I just got an apron too - I feel like a little homemaker! But it really helps! There was a reason women wore aprons - they were cooking with FAT back then and had to deal with splatter! Low fat cooking is neater, but flying fat is worth it to me. And my apron is really cute.

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Yes, I cook in an ocean of oil. Splatters everywhere. And I have a commercial range, so I love cranking up the heat. Good suggestions! Thanks!

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:32 PM

@Janknitz - FANTASTIC idea!!!

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@Julius I use castor oil on my face twice a week - it is VERY cleansing, but when I tried it on my body it felt dry... I think on my body I need an oil with more moisturizing properties. But I'm curious why you suggested it - is it easier to clean it up? Does Castor oil not stick to the tub the way other oils do? I will start incorporating citrus to my cleaning routine - the smell will be a bonus!

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:27 PM

@meg - that sounds great- I'll def check it out!

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@Happy Now - I use a mix of baking soda and Dawn dishwashing liquid to de-grease the tub, and it works really well! My problem is that because of all the oils, I need to clean the tub every day to ensure that the surface isn't slippery for others. What a pain! I was wondering if anyone had techniques for maybe keeping the oils from sticking? That must be a pipe dream. Cleaning the tub every day is just the price I pay for soft, healthy skin!

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@Kyle I like the idea of bacon in the oven, and I upvoted, but then I thought that the splatter in the oven would actually be WORSE because the heat will bake it on, and I'll need a strong oven cleaner to do the job. But I will try it!

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on June 26, 2013
at 03:56 PM

I use the clay powder from h2o at home. It cleans EVERYTHING.

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on June 26, 2013
at 07:59 AM

Baking soda works better than any chemical cleaner I ever tried for the shower and the tub. The key is to use enough, and with very little water.

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on June 26, 2013
at 06:52 AM

I make orange oil spray by steeping orange peels in vinegar for about 3 weeks. Makes a good grease cutter.

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on June 26, 2013
at 01:59 AM

cook bacon in the oven.

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on June 26, 2013
at 02:08 AM

Citrus is your friend. Besides what you have mentioned I use lemon juice and salt to clean with. Also check out castor oil soap for your body. You can even make it yourself (castor beans are really seeds).

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on June 26, 2013
at 06:52 AM

I make orange oil spray by steeping orange peels in vinegar for about 3 weeks. Makes a good grease cutter.

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:32 PM

@Janknitz - FANTASTIC idea!!!

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:31 PM

@Julius I use castor oil on my face twice a week - it is VERY cleansing, but when I tried it on my body it felt dry... I think on my body I need an oil with more moisturizing properties. But I'm curious why you suggested it - is it easier to clean it up? Does Castor oil not stick to the tub the way other oils do? I will start incorporating citrus to my cleaning routine - the smell will be a bonus!

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on June 26, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Bacon in the oven is a great solution. You can bake up a weeks worth in a covered dish and have less mess than on the stovetop. Cooking at low heat gives you a healthier bacon with less spatter.

I have found no good solutions to using some sort of detergent for dishes. I've tried a couple home made soaps, but have returned to Full Circle eco-friendly free & clear detergent.

Laundry requires constant spot removal. I need to buy an apron. If anyone has any other answers here, they're much appreciated.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:36 PM

Hahahaha! I just got an apron too - I feel like a little homemaker! But it really helps! There was a reason women wore aprons - they were cooking with FAT back then and had to deal with splatter! Low fat cooking is neater, but flying fat is worth it to me. And my apron is really cute.

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on June 26, 2013
at 07:52 AM

I love the 7th Generation wipes to get grease off of the stove and whatever was sitting too close.

To catch drips setting the jar of bacon fat or ghee on a paper towel helps.

To stop the bacon and eggs from spattering so much, a mesh splatter guard helps keep it in the pan.

And, two tweaks to cooking could reduce the amount of spattering to begin with. Cook at a lower temperature, and use just enough oil to grease the pan. If it is enough to pool, it is going to be messier.

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on June 26, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Yes, I cook in an ocean of oil. Splatters everywhere. And I have a commercial range, so I love cranking up the heat. Good suggestions! Thanks!

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