A homemade aluminum cleaner for cookware is composed of cream of tartar and white vinegar or lemon juice. A mixture of tomatoes and rhubarb can be used to clean smaller aluminum items. Lemon juice, water and vinegar are used to clean aluminum windows and door frames. Alkaline products, such as ammonia or baking soda, should be avoided in a homemade aluminum cleaner to prevent discoloration.Continue Reading
To clean an aluminum pan, fill it with 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar for every quart of water. The solution should first be allowed to boil for 10 minutes. The pan is now ready for a regular cleaning after pouring out the solution and allowing it time to cool. Lemon juice can also be used instead of vinegar in the same quantity.
Tomatoes and rhubarb are used to clean smaller aluminum items by filling a container with water and placing the ingredients into it. After placing the aluminum item into the container, bring everything to a boil, and wipe the item dry after cooling.
Rubbing an aluminum window or door frame with lemon slices and spraying a mixture of 4 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar brings back the original shine of the surface.Learn more about Cleaning Products
To wash a mop head, repeatedly rinse the mop head in a white vinegar and hot water solution, then soak the mop head in lemon juice. Allow it to dry, preferably outdoors.Full Answer >
To make homemade silver polish, gather a quart of hot water, a tablespoon of baking soda, a sheet of aluminum foil and a non-aluminum dish. Using this polish on silver with raised designs or with pieces with cement may damage the item.Full Answer >
A mixture of equal parts vinegar and water is a popular homemade window cleaner recipe; other homemade outdoor window cleaners feature ingredients such as lemon juice, baking soda, borax and corn starch. Toothpaste, peroxide and rubbing alcohol are also effective outdoor window cleaning aids. Homeowners may also make a very close approximation of Windex formula using ammonia and rubbing alcohol.Full Answer >
To clean oxidized aluminum, scrub it with grease-cutting detergent, and soak it in boiling water, lemon juice, cream of tartar and vinegar. This 45-minute procedure requires rubber gloves, oven mitts, water, grease-cutting detergent, a stove, lemon juice, white vinegar, cream of tartar, steel wool, a towel and a sponge.Full Answer >