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D Kuiken

Me too as I am preparing my home for sale and have solid oak cabinets in the kitchen.

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Nancy Nygaard

Ammonia is a decrease and all around cleaner. Just mix about a quarter cup per gallon of water and clean your whole kitchen...stubborn areas of grease may require that you use it full strength. This was one of my best cleaning products when I worked as a professional cleaner due to its broad based ability to clean just about anything without harmful effects. Keep in mind that the smell is very strong and it isn't kind on hands...gloves should be worn when using it. Another thing to keep in mind is that bleach and amonia togther is caustic...even fumes mixed can cause severe reactions.

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D Kuiken

Thank you! I should have remembered that my mother always used ammonia mixed with water to clean almost everything. Vinegar and water were used for windows.

   

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