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Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« on: November 25, 2012, 04:25:41 am »

I have not been completely satisfied with the original recipe,  so I have continued to experiment.  I have finally come up with 2 possibilities.
1.   The LEMON DISH WASHING CONCENTRATE, originally from the UK  TMX site,  with 1 additional liter of hot water added to the original recipe, and placed in a 'squirt' bottle,  provides a good wash,  but no bubbles.
2. SPRAY AND WIPE, by Burmington on the Forumthermomix site.  I did some measuring and found that,  in a glass jar that holds 2 1/2 cups of liquid,  squash as many citrus peels in and fill jar with vinegar.  Let stand for about 2/3 weeks.
After this time, pour out liquid into a 750 ml. bottle,( about 1/2 cup) add 2 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil and fill the bottle with water.  Again, no bubbles.
I added 1/4 a cup of this to a 1/2 sink of hot water and tested it by washing a very greasy frying pan in it. It did a good job.

Both these preparations need a good shake before squirting into sink. 

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Re: Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 04:50:53 am »
Any preference for either one Chookie or happy with both options?
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Re: Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 05:03:12 am »
Judy,  both seem to work.  I think it is a case of what you have.  Citrus peel or plenty of lemons.  The peel in the jar is probably easier, but makes only 750 mls.  The Lemon concentrate makes 2 liters. I prefer the Dish Washer Tablets (powder form) for the machine.  I will continue to try both.

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Re: Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 06:11:48 am »
I've had 3 jars of orange peel in vinegar for Brumington's recipe sitting in the pantry for weeks for the spray & wipe recipe.  Had to stop making it as we eat a few oranges a week and I am well ahead of myself.

I'm still using your original kitchen sink cream to self clean the TMX, have quite a bit on hand of that too.

I'm very happy with the dishwashing powder recipe but I do use more than it says. 
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Re: Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 11:37:01 am »
Chookie I think you must be an industrial chemist in disguise.  :) :)
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Re: Kitchen Sink Dish Washing Cream, Revisited
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 08:05:16 pm »
Chookie I think you must be an industrial chemist in disguise.  :) :)

Cookie,  wish I was,  then I wouldn't have so much trouble trying to understand the different results.