How to Clean A Couple Things
July 31, 2010 3:09 PM Subscribe
Humbly requesting the hivemind's expertise on some difficult household cleaning tasks.
posted by EatTheWeak to home & garden (30 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Hi AskMe! Over the next few days, I will be moving out of my bachelor cave of the past three years. Most of the cleaning issues before me are pretty straightforward, but there are a few areas I could use some additional insights on.
I would very much appreciate what is, in your opinions, the best materials and practices for cleaning up the following messes:
1) Burner drip pans on the stove. These have all gone black with grease and burned food. There does not seem to be a way to remove these from the stove, so I must clean them while they're still attached. This suggests soaking the greasestains with something, then wiping / scrubbing the mess away is the way to go. What should I use for the soaking and the scrubbing? How can I get these pans shiny again?
2) Persistent toilet bowl stains. Clorox bleach and a toilet brush seem unable to fully address the general discoloration of the toilet. Is there a cleaning product and method that has worked well for you in making your crapper sparkle again?
3) Persistent staining / discoloration of a plastic bathtub. Same as above, really. I've been able to do a pretty decent superficial clean of my bathtub, but I'm not quite sure how to give it the deep clean that'll get it looking like I did when I moved in. Products and methods? Would there be some overlap here between what would work on the tub and what would work on the toilet?
Thank you so much for your help!