HELPFUL CROCKERY AND KITCHEN WASHING TIPS:
Rarely do I find myself making a full breakfast on a daily basis like I do when on a camping trip because it seems not as enjoyable as bacon on the outdoor griddle, home fries in the cast iron and scrambled eggs yummy! PROBLEM! Ugh! The lingering leftover aroma of egg.
Many advise using and washing with Lemon, vinegar, coffee and even flour. I always carry a small 64 oz. (2 QT) jug of Clear Household Ammonia with me on camping trips for under the kitchen sink.
FIRST TIP: NEVER walk away from the dishes, cups and utensils for long. Clean up right away.
SECOND TIP: Rinse all items first clear of food and grease.
THIRD TIP: Fill the sink or a large washing container with hot water, a few squeezes of grease cutting dish detergent and 1/2 to 1 cup of Clear Household Ammonia. Wear rubber cloves, wash as you normally do, using a small amount of soap on your clean sponge or rag, rinse well and set on drying rack. This goes for utensils, cups and other cookware other than cast iron.
The same for the DISHWASHER at home. Using your normal dishwasher tab and less than 1/3 of Clear Ammonia
1. Ammonia of any kind should not be mixed and is not a friendly fellow with any other products except for dish soap, baking soda and vinegar in my experience.
2. Take care not to be a hero by getting a good whiff. This could be very dangerous. Stay back for a moment, wash with rubber gloves for protection, use a small amount of ammonia for safety.
3. Household ammonia is a solution of NH3 in water (i.e., ammonium hydroxide) used as a general purpose cleaner for many surfaces.