Ceramic tile & grout cleaner

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Baking soda
1 cup Ammonia (sudsing or nonsudsing)
½ cup Vinegar
14 cups Warm water

Pour baking soda into a clean gallon-size plastic jug. Add ammonia, vinegar and warm water to fill. Swish the jug to mix ingredients before it is completely full.

Cover jug tightly, label and keep out of the reach of children.

Smaller pump- type containers can be filled from the jug for small jobs--make sure these containers are labeled and kept safely away from children as well.

To use: Spray solution directly onto tile and wipe with a damp sponge or the kind of scrubbing pad made for Teflon pans.

Hint: If grout or tiles are especially soiled, make a past of 2 tb baking soda and 1 tb Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaner (recipe above).

Brush it onto the stains with an old toothbrush. Let past remain for 5 minutes, then scrub off and rinse.

Note: This solution contains ammonia: do not mix with anything in the bathroom containing bleach or dangerous fumes could result.

Yield: 1 gallon

This recipe safely removes the soap film that frequently forms on tile surfaces and between the tiles. A more concentrated paste of the cleaner can be made (see Hint) and left to clean stubborn stains on the grout.

Cost of ingredients: $.56 Comparable Purchased Product: Tilex Instant Mildew Stain Remover, 24 oz $2.99 ($15.94) Savings: $15⅜ From Cheaper & Better by Nancy Birnes: Food & Wine RT [*] Category 17, Topic 7 Message 9 Fri Feb 12, 1993 GARLIC.QUEEN at 17:00 EST MM by QBTOMM and Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$ 71511,2253, GT Cookbook echo moderator at net/node 004/005

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