Keeping your kitchen utensils (and your kitchen in general) clean is an important job of any homeowner. An unclean kitchen is not only unsanitary but also disgusting to look at. Thus, thorough cleaning is crucial for your health as well as the health of your family. But who has the time to clean the kitchen? And why would you want to put in all that effort? Well, don’t worry. We have put together a list of a few simple kitchen cleaning hacks that can come in handy while cleaning up your kitchen. Keep on reading!
Having splashes of grease and unwanted stains on the microwave is a common problem we all face. If you want to get rid of the annoying stains, try mixing half a cup of water with some vinegar and place it inside the microwave. Turn on the microwave and allow it to heat for 5 minutes. This will soften the stubborn stains all around the microwave, and you can easily clean them off with a clean, soft towel.
It is hard to clean the blender every time after grinding food. But there is a simple trick to quickly cleaning off the residue and other particles easily. Mix half cup water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Add half a slice of lemon to this mix and put it in the blender. Shake the blender gently for about 30 seconds and rinse off with clean water.
Stoves often carry a lot of burnt, greasy stains and rust. It takes a lot of effort to scrub it off clean. An easier solution would be to soak a towel with warm water and some detergent. Gently clean some of the dirt from the stove. Next, mix some baking soda with water and apply it to the stove for about 20 minutes. Wipe it off clean with a new cloth, and you will have a nice clean and shiny stove.
Cleaning off the oil and food residue from pans can be tough. Sometimes the burnt residue also dries up on the pan, which is much harder to scrub. Did you know that using salt is a very effective way to clean this burned residue and oil? Mix some salt in a small amount of water and start wiping the pan with a sponge. You can even leave the pan in saltwater for a couple of minutes to allow it to soften up. Clean the pan with more salt once again, and you will see that it looks brand new.
Refrigerators can easily turn into a home for harmful bacteria if they are not cleaned properly. This is because they contain various food that can spill or go bad if left long enough. If you have a bad odor in your refrigerator, try using an orange or tangerine peel to get rid of it. Place the peels on the corners of the refrigerator to get rid of the smell. If you want to clean the fridge thoroughly, mix lemon juice, water, salt, and vinegar in a spray bottle and apply this mixture on areas that need extra cleaning. Gently wipe your refrigerator to make it sparkle.
If you are tired of using chemical detergents to clean your sink, try using some natural ingredients. Add some baking soda all over the sink and leave it there for a few minutes. Gently scrub your sink using a sponge and rinse with clean water. You can also use lemon juice and salt to create a mixture and apply it to the sink. Clean the sink with a towel or a sponge afterward, and you won’t feel the urge to buy those expensive detergents anymore.
Vents above the stove can be quite filthy and difficult to clean. But this simple hack will make your life a lot easier. The first step is to take out the vents and set them aside. Next, boil some water in a large pan and add about ¼ cup of baking soda. Apply this mixture onto your vents and leave it on for about 1-2 minutes. The grease will soften and start to come off on its own. You can clean the vents with a towel and rinse them off.
Whether your tiles are large or small, they tend to get dirty, especially around the edges. Apply some baking soda and vinegar all over your tiles. Leave this mixture on for a couple of minutes, and then gently start scrubbing with a towel or a cleaning sponge. You won’t have to put much effort into scrubbing as the dirt will start peeling off from the tiles. Wash them with clean water and allow them to dry.
We all know how annoying those stove burners can be when they grease up and get rusty. Fortunately, this hack is simple and easy and does not involve any scrubbing. You will need a zip lock bag and about ¼ cup of ammonia. Fill up the zip lock bag with ammonia and place the stove burner inside it. Leave the bag as it is overnight, and in the morning, take the burner out. Now, wipe it off with a clean cloth. You will notice that all the grease and stains come off easily.
Cleaning off the dirt and debris stuck inside the toaster can be a hassle. This simple, cost-effective trick will help you clean your toaster in no time! The first step is to pull out the bread crumb tray and wash it off with some lemon water. Thoroughly clean it and let it dry before putting it back in. Use the same solution to clean the toaster as well but don’t soak it in water.
These simple kitchen hacks will definitely make your life much easier. Making use of the tips mentioned here will not only save your time and effort, but you’ll also save a lot of money as you won’t have to go out and buy expensive cleaning products.