The Best All Purpose Cleaner
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- Ready In:
- 1 (16 ounce) bottle rubbing alcohol
- 1⁄2 cup sudsy ammonia
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap, like dawn or joy
- Pour ingredients into empty gallon container or empty gallon milk jug.
- Fill the rest of the container with water.
- Put into spray bottle and refill as needed.
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WOW!!! This really works! I mixed up some last night-started cleaning and couldn't stop!! It works great an appliances, without leaving streaks. I have marble tiles around my fireplace that looked clean until I used this on them. I don't think I need to buy 409 or Windex ever again. Thanks for sharing!
Update 3/25/18: I came here to get the recipe again to refill my spray bottle. I have been using this cleaner faithfully for 12 years!! Absolutely LOVE it! ---- Original review; I'm a believer! I whipped up half a batch to try it out and was AMAZED at how well it cleaned. I didn't have sudsy ammonia, so I used regular lemon ammonia and it worked very well. I clean my Kitchen counters faithfully every night using a clorox wipe, which I have to dry with a paper towel, otherwise it streaks my glossy corian type countertops. I *thought* my counters were clean. I could not believe the dirt that came up on the paper towel! I had to spray and wipe a few times before the towel came clean. Here I thought my counters were spotless! After using this stuff, they are streakless and spotless! Used it on my fridge and I saw the dirt dribbling down as I sprayed. Sprayed my sink and it shines and no streaks. The only thing I don't like about it is the smell. It was a bit overpowering at first, but I got used to it. I was whipping around my kitchen like a kid in a candy store cleaning everything I could get my hands on. This beats Magic Eraser a million fold. I'm sold. I love this stuff. ETA: Ohhh my - I just noticed something - I didn't add the water to it. It wasn't in the ingredient list. I used it totally undiluted! I guess that explains the strong smell. ETA: I wet a clean microfibre cloth in water then spray the cleaner, wipe to clean with the wet cloth and then wipe dry with a dry/clean microfibre.
I have made this exact recipe for close to 10 years now. When I say I use it on everything, I mean everything. Windows, counters, bathrooms, kitchen table, highchair, outdoor furniture even my laminate and tile floors. Sometimes I use the menthol alcohol to give a minty scent, haven't purchased any household cleaners in years!
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