Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Sanitize the Sink:

Hard to believe your sink has more bacteria than your toilet seat. To Disinfect,clean your sink using soap and water first,then spray a mist of vinegar followed by mist of hydrogen peroxide and let dry.

Stainless steel and chrome surfaces can be cleaned easily using baby oil.

Love your Oven:

Keep the heart of your oven clean by lining the bottom with a non-stick oven-liner. It can be wiped with paper towel, put in dishwasher and used over and over again.

Difficult stains inside the oven can be removed using a solution of biological washing powder and boiling water. Leave the solution on the surface for a few hours and then rinse.

Fully loaded Fridge: 

Spray the inside of the fridge with a solution of vinegar and water, concentrating on soiled areas and let it soak in. Wash the removed shelves and drawers with warm soapy water and set them aside to dry. Head back to the fridge and wipe everything down with a rag. Dry shelves and drawers and return them to the fridge. 

Use baking soda on caked on parts while using a toothbrush to clean brackets and gaskets.

Microwave Magic: 

Fill a microwave-safe glass or bowl half full of water. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar. Place bowl inside & turn on for 5 minutes. You may need less time in a high-powered microwave oven; keep an eye on it the first time you try this. This will steam up the walls of the microwave and loosen the dried-on gunk. Remove the glass container. Wipe down the inside of the microwave with a clean rag or paper towel. The loose gunk should come off easily now. This method can also be used but with washing up liquid but turn the microwave on for just 1 minute. Baking soda can also be added to the bowl to serve as a deodorizer.

BBQ Grill Bliss:

Pour two cups of vinegar with two cups of water into the spray bottle. Put the lid on the bottle and shake it vigorously to mix the water and vinegar together. Fold aluminum foil until you have a small square of approximately two inches across in each direction.
Spray the water/vinegar solution on the racks of the grill and the area above and underneath them to saturation. Let this dry for 10 minutes. While the grill dries, pour out any extra water/vinegar solution and refill the bottle with vinegar only. Spray the vinegar on the foil and use it to scrub the grill's interior. No rinsing is required.

Cleaning the hob:

Tip a large amount of the white vinegar into the spray bottle. Spray the vinegar onto the hob surface, leave for few moments then wipe clean. Cut a fresh lemon in half. Use one half as a scrubber, letting the juice cut through any remaining grease. For really stubborn marks, sprinkle a little sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and wipe with a clean cloth - it’s a great way to scour without scratching. (Of course, each of the above could do the trick on their own, depending on the degree of spillage). Then a quick wipe with a paper towel and it’s as good as new.

Cleaning your George Foreman grill:

To clean a George Foreman grill, heat it up for one minute with a damp paper towel in between the grills. This will steam the grill and loosen the caked on grease. Wipe down with a cloth or paper towels. For stubborn marks, rub down with hot soapy water. Then rinse well with clean water.

Cleaning tea-stained mugs:

Begin by washing the cup as usual to remove any surface liquid/stains that may be present. Next, mix up a paste using one of the following mixtures:

Baking soda and water OR Equal parts of white vinegar and salt.

Make sure the stained areas of the cup are wet. Apply one of the above pastes using a soft cloth. Scrub the surface until the stain is removed.


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