Because vinegar is acidic (acetic acid), it readily dissolves food and mineral deposits. It is also antibacterial and antifungal and is therefore excellent for cleaning up after old smelly, rotting food. You can make this solution and put it into a lovely jar or simply add your orange peels as you go to a large container of vinegar until full.
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This is a particularly powerful cleaner and as such, care should be taken to test areas you use if on and to not leave it sitting on any surface. Also, if you use orange peel, take care with this solution as the orange colour can stain if not wiped off properly.
Don't toss your ageing tea towels or old clothes. Use them as cleaning rags. Cloth is more robust and more effective than paper towels, you don't have to dispose it and you can simply toss them in with your normal wash - especially if you are using simple cleaning agents like vinegar and bicarbonate soda.