Reluctant to clean your oven due to the noxious fumes of toxic cleaners or the energy-wasting self-clean function? We get it. However, maintaining a clean oven and stovetop is crucial for fire prevention, indoor air quality, and ease of cooking. Discover a natural, non-toxic approach using Cleanz and other eco-friendly products in this article.
No one enjoys oven cleaning, which is why most of us put it off. However, with just a couple of products, a little easy scrubbing, and some time, you can get your oven sparkling clean without the toxins.
Note: Some self-cleaning ovens have a surface that can be damaged by cleaning products. Make sure you check manufacturer instructions to see if your self-cleaning oven can be cleaned manually. This step is especially important to make sure that our non-toxic oven cleaning method would be suitable for the finish on your appliances!
Multiple studies have highlighted the severe health risks associated with the use of conventional chemical-based cleaners, including laundry products, which include:
You might think that harsh chemicals are necessary for tasks like oven cleaning, but that's a misconception. Chemicals in oven cleaners, like caustic soda (potassium hydroxide), sodium hydroxide, and esters, are some of the harshest and most dangerous chemicals available.
For instance, a 2017 study titled "Toxicity resulting from exposure to oven cleaners" found:
While the government and industry should do more to regulate these dangerous chemicals, they haven't. Therefore, it's up to us to become advocates by using common sense and research.
This information should make us think twice about using chemical-based oven cleaners in our homes. Fortunately, there are safer and more effective non-toxic alternatives using everyday pantry staples. Ready to ditch the toxic cleaners? Let's explore non-toxic alternatives for your oven and stovetop.
If you oven hasn't been cleaned in a while, it may be necessary to to repeat the process. However once its clean it will be much easer to maintain.
It really is worth having an clean over without reverting to the nasty chemicals that are found in other oven cleaning products. Remember your food will be subjected to those chemicals.
Here are some excellent natural alternatives for cleaning your oven and stove when you don't have Cleanz products:
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In this blog we look at this really murky pool of information about microfiber, its Positives, Negatives, the alternatives, and how green those alternatives are.
When I say murky, I really mean really murky. You can find a bunch of info saying how bad microfibre is, written by companies that promote/ sell alternatives, and then when one starts digging into the alternatives, you learn that they are not so squeaky clean either.
We're well aware of the health risks linked to heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides. However, many traditional household and personal care products harbor less-discussed hazardous ingredients that contribute to the toxic load in our bodies. This accumulation of toxins, termed “body burden,” can potentially disrupt hormones, compromise the immune system, and heighten sensitivity to allergens.
Here are some straightforward yet impactful ways to reduce your family's exposure to toxins this year: