By Mrs. Mathis
I must preface this article by telling you that I am not a big fan of household ammonia. However, there are many situations in which ammonia use is called for because nothing else will work as well. These uses of ammonia make it a worthwhile product to keep on hand. Just remember to always use it in a well-ventilated area and never, ever let it come in contact with bleach. While I can’t give a complete answer to the question, “What is ammonia used for?” I give you some hints on the most common uses for ammonia.
Using Household Ammonia to Clean Your Oven
One of the best uses of ammonia is as an electric oven cleaner. Please note that it is not generally suitable for gas ovens.
Start at the end of the day by placing a pan of very hot water on the bottom rack of your oven and heating it turning it on its lowest setting. When it is preheated, place a bowl of ammonia on the top rack, close the oven and leave it overnight. When you open your oven the next morning you will be able to wipe off even the worst burned on stains easily.
Hopefully you will also be able to get your racks clean with this method. However, if they are still dirty, try soaking them overnight in a tub of hot water to which ½ cup of ammonia has been added.
Clear Uses of Ammonia
Pour ½ cup of non-sudsing ammonia into a 32 ounce bottle and fill it with water. This will make a great cleaner for windows, mirrors and glassware. Just spray and wipe well with a clean towel. Obviously you must rinse and dry the glassware well before drinking from it.
Ammonia Use Against Bugs<.h2>
If you have a problem with ants or kitchen moths, you will be able to drive them away by wiping out your drawers and cabinets with a same ammonia solution you use for cleaning glass. Do not rinse, just let everything air dry well before you use it again.Print This Article