It’s surprisingly easy to be green in the kitchen. Recycle your cans, eat organic and bring your own reusable totes to the grocery store. However, when it comes to kitchen cleaning, a lot of us still choose old-school methods to do the dirty work. With a little know-how and terrific new products, clean and green can go hand-in-hand. Take, for instance, the Lindley™ pullout faucet (on the left) or the Anabelle™ pullout faucet (on the right) in the new Mediterranean bronze finish from Moen. Both feature a low-flow setting to conserve water for everyday tasks, such as dishwashing. But with a touch of the button, you can easily switch to a higher flow rate when you need it—like, for filling big pots of water quickly.
Other ways to green your KITCHEN routine:
• Mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle to make a natural streak-free cleaner.
• Mix baking soda, a little dishwashing liquid, and water for a natural, non-abrasive oven cleaner.
• Skip the pre-rinse cycle on your dishwasher to save water. Instead, give plates a quick rinse with the spray stream of the pullout wand before loading.
• The patented pause button is another handy way to conserve the flow of water. Instead of running the water constantly, hit pause and pull the wand out beyond the sink to perform tasks like watering plants.
Anabelle is available at Lowe’s, and Lindley is available at The Home Depot. Visit moen.com for more product details, features and information on where to buy.