As spring is here, our kitchen needs a deep cleaning which will give the entire home a fresh look and feeling. Here are several tips which will help you start and organize.
Freshen Up Your Garbage Disposal
Your kitchen will certainly start smelling better if you clean the garbage disposal. It will give it a pleasant smell and you will ensure that the disposal is well maintained. If you want to clean the disposal well, put some lemon slices onto an ice cube tray, and then add some vinegar over the slices. Put the tray in the freezer, and once they freeze, toss several cubes into the disposal. Make sure you run it until they dissolve, and your kitchen will get a beautiful lemony fragrance.
Kool-Aid Is More Than A Drink
For numerous people, the cleanliness and tidiness of the kitchen depends on the dishwasher, so keeping the dishwasher tidy is a great addition to their kitchen’s upkeep. You can easily achieve this by pouring a lemon Kool-Aid packet into the detergent section of the empty dishwasher, and then let it run for one cycle. The citric acid that the Kool-Aid mix contains will get rid of the stains in no time.
Baking Soda To The Refrigerator Rescue
Have you noticed that sometimes when you clean your fridge, the kitchen cleaners leave strong smells that affects the taste of your food. That is why, next time you clean the refrigerator, do it with a mixture made of two tablespoons of baking soda and one quart of hot water, and scrub well.
Car Wax For Your Stove Top
Did you know that car wax can have other uses as well? Well, it is so, and now you know that you can keep your stove clean using car wax. Just spread a layer of the car wax on the stove, and then wipe it off using paper towels or a soft rag. You know how the car wax protects your vehicle? The same goes for your stove as well. It is incredibly how quickly the wax coat can clean the spills.
Don’t Forget The Toaster
Before you start cleaning the toaster, first make sure that it is unplugged. One popular technique for cleaning the toaster is to flip it and then slowly shake out the crumbs. Still, it is not that easy to reach the corners, so you can use a toothbrush to clean inside the appliance.
Keep Your Coffee Maker Brewing
One of the most common kitchen appliances is the coffee maker. This item should also be kept clean and in the best shape possible. Not only the exterior and the carafe, but the interior of this appliance should also be flushed out from time to time, so that your coffee pot goes on brewing the perfect cup of coffee you like. The interior of the coffee maker can be used with a solution made of water and white vinegar in equal parts. Pour this solution into the coffee maker, leaving the carafe in place and the coffee filter in the basket, and then run the solution through the machine. In the end, rinse the interior well, running a few cycles of fresh water through it.
Cleaning Cabinets With Dish Soap
You can clean the kitchen cabinets using dish soap. You just need to combine two tablespoons of dish soap with two cups of warm water, and give your kitchen cabinets a deep cleaning. Take a clean cloth and use it for scrubbing the cabinet with this solution, making sure to follow the wood’s grain. Then, wipe some extra soap using a clean sponge and warm water, and in the end, dry the cabinet. It will become sparkling clean and your kitchen will get a tremendous shine.
Mineral Oil For Kitchen Surface Grease
When the surfaces of your kitchen start getting a greasy sheen, you can get rid of the problem using mineral oil. You just need to put several drops of mineral oil on a paper towel and then wipe the grease away. After you do this, wipe the surfaces once again so you eliminate any remains from oil, grease, or dirt.
Scrubbing The Stains From Baking Pans
Do your baking pans have everlasting stains, no matter how hard you try to remove them? The good news is that you can eliminate those stains very easily. You just need to put on your kitchen gloves, and then make a paste from Â¼ cup of baking soda and just enough hydrogen peroxide. Next thing you should do is to rub this mixture into the stains on the pans and leave it on for about 45 minutes. After this period, scrub the stains using warm water and you will be amazed how easily the filth disappears.
Freshen Wood Cutting Boards
After a while, any wood cutting board becomes stained and looses its freshness. If you want to remove the stains and the smells from it, sprinkle some coarse salt onto the board. Next, take a lemon, cut it in halves, and rub the salt all around the board with it. In the end, take a damp paper towel and wipe the mixture off.
Bar Keepers Friend
Your stainless steel and copper cookware can look just like new if you polish them with Bar Keepers Friend. Sprinkle it on a wet surface and then take a wet sponge and scrub. Once you finish this, wipe the cookware clean using a damp paper towel and rinse well.
Germs That Lurk In Sponges
Sponges are one of the dirtiest items in your kitchen, which is not surprising, taking in consideration that they are the most commonly used kitchen tools. Sponges are abundant in germs, but you can get rid of these germs in a quick and easy way. Just dampen the sponge and put it in the microwave for about 60 seconds on high temperature. Once you take it out, your sponge will be clean and ready to use.
Sit Back And Enjoy The Results
Knowing that you have cleaned your kitchen thoroughly can help you feel fulfilled and accomplished. Not only will your home become clean and fresh, but you and your family will also be safe from germs that are normally present in your kitchen. Now it is time for you to relax, and have a cup of coffee from your freshly cleaned coffee maker. Enjoy your clean and safe home.
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