Keeping your kitchen clean will extend the life of your kitchen. Since meals are prepared regularly, it is hygienic to keep your kitchen clean. A kitchen is usually exposed to grease and moisture on a daily basis. Therefore, it is wise to use a suitable cleaning agent to kill the bacteria. After cooking in a kitchen, it is wise to immediately wipe up everywhere. This prevents a lot of work afterward and also keeps your kitchen in optimal condition.
We have listed a number of valuable tips for cleaning your kitchen. You can read through the list and use them to your advantage.
How to Clean Corner Joints?
Do you suffer from dirty, black joints in the kitchen? There are several tips for cleaning those hard to reach joints or corner.
Cleaning with vinegar
Vinegar is a useful detergent to clean your joints. You can clean the grout with a toothbrush. You can also choose to fill an empty spray bottle with vinegar and spray it across the grout. Let the grout tile soak for a while and then remove the dirty residues with a cloth. Make sure to avoid the use of scouring pads on scratch-sensitive surfaces.
What if that vinegar spray smells strong? Open your window for a moment to dismiss the vinegar smell easily.
Cleaning with chlorine
Although chlorine is not a favorite cleaning solution for many users, it does produce a cleaning wonder. Spray chlorine on your brush or possibly spray chlorine on the joints and scrub. Users should be cautious of using chlorine with fabric products, such as clothing and colored clothes. Chlorine might contaminate the fabric color and it would be a shame if they pale unnecessarily.
Cleaning with Alcohol
Alcohol is common in drinking products in the supermarket, but meanwhile, they do produce positive results during the cleaning. You can apply alcohol to the joints by spraying or smearing. Let it soak for a while and then get rid of dirty grimes or particles effortlessly with a cloth.
Mixed Soda, Water, and Thick bleach
Make a mix of a quarter thick bleach, a quarter soda, and the rest with water. Spray or smear this on the joints and corner. Let it soak for two/three hours and then rinse off. Voila! Those small joints corners are radiantly resumed to clean and fresh again.
How to Clean Tiles in Kitchen
Cleaning tiles is a common task in the kitchen cleaning. Most people might think it can be easily done, however, if you know some valuable tips, your tiles cleaning job would be accelerated. Here is a helpful tip: throw a little fabric softener in hot/warm water. For a bucket with 5 liters of water, you can add 2 tablespoons of fabric softener. Then take a cloth and dip to wipe cleaning. An alternative to fabric softener is rinsed aid.
How to Clean Up Cooking Liquid/Milk from the Gas Stove?
Dried cooking liquid or boiled-over milk stains on your stove can be quite laborious. Don’t brush, but let them soak. You wet a dishcloth thoroughly with hot water and leave it on the stain for ten minutes, then you can wipe off the dirt in no time.
Burnt-in stains can be removed with green soap. By smearing the surfaces with this, covering with a wet cloth, and allowing it to soak for a while, the stains will disappear. Dirty knobs on the stove can be rotated in the dishwasher without any problems.
How to Clean the Range Hood Filters?
Modern range hoods have filters. The filters ensure that only the water vapor can escape and that oily greases and other pollutants remain in the filters. Therefore, the filters must be replaced regularly. How can they be cleaned? One tip is using the dishwasher. You can also use soapy water, and here are several ideas for cleaning the filters of the range hood.
- Mix hot water and a dishwasher tablet to clean the filter;
- Place the filters in the sink and then pour hot water over them. (so that the worst dirty greases can be flushed off). Then soak them in hot water and a dishwasher tablet;
- Add some soda to the soapy water;
- Place a pan with water and a squeezed lemon on the fire and turn on the range hood. Let the lemon water evaporate. You will see that cleaning is a lot easier;
- Try using biotex to make the soapy water;
- Clean all loose parts with tea towels dipped in ammonia. Then put all loose parts in a plastic bag and let them stay overnight. Rinse everything off with hot water the next day.
How to Clean Oven or Microwave
You can use an oven cleaner or biotex to clean your dirty oven. Make lukewarm water with a scoop of biotex and use it to scrub away the dirt. Run a glass of water with a slice of lemon in your microwave for five minutes. The fat in the microwave dissolves and easy to remove.
How to Clean the Counter Top?
We rinse and clean our dirty dishes every day. We wash our hands and use them for cooking every day. How do you get the worktop clean again? We have collected the best tips for cleaning the countertop for you.
Our Cleaning Advice
A marble or granite countertop should be cleaned with hot water.
A granite worktop is best cleaned with chlorine, acetone or hydrogen peroxide.
A stainless steel worktop can be cleaned well by treating it with green soap and a cloth. Rub in well and wipe with a damp cloth. If there is scale or lime on a stainless steel worktop and it is difficult to remove, apply some cola to the stain. Let the cola take effect and wipe clean with a scouring sponge.
Finally, you can rinse well and remove grease with washing-up liquid and water. You should also note that a scouring pad can damage scratch-sensitive layers, especially stainless steel surfaces.
To Change A New Cleaning Dishcloth Every Day
When cleaning the countertop, it is recommended to use a new (clean) dishcloth every day. If a dishcloth is left for a while, bacteria will infect the cloth.
How to Clean a Gas Burner?
The gas burners are often poorly cleaned during the normal cleaning of the stove. A good alternative to the gas burners is to use ‘brillo’ sponges. Rub very carefully and ensure that they will shine again afterwards.
How to Keep Stainless Steel Surfaces Clean
Small children prefer to touch everything. Therefore, stainless steel surfaces are often covered with fingerprints and stains. This can be easily removed by putting a little olive oil on a kitchen paper. Rub gently in circles and there will be no more spots.
How to Clean the Drain?
You can keep your drain clean by adding a scoop of soda dissolved in hot water once a week. Feel free to throw coffee grounds down the drain, coffee prevents grease deposits in the drain and does not clog.
How to Remove Odors from the Waste Bin?
This is how you prevent the waste bin from smelling.
Panty stocking with cat litter
You can reduce unpleasant odors in the waste bin by filling a panty stocking with cat litter and putting it at the bottom of the waste bin. This also works for the refrigerator.
Soda can work wonders to prevent those nasty smells in your trash bins. Sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of the trash bins or directly into the garbage bag to let soda absorb the foul odors. Soda is also a great product for cleaning your trash bins. You will notice that the foul trash bins’ smell will disappear in no time.
Moist lemon wipes (or other fruit) provide a fresher scent in your garbage bin. Empty one or two wipes at the bottom of the trash bin and replace them every time when you replace the trash bin.
One disadvantage of the moist scented wipes is that they often ‘dry out’, which is why they have to be renewed with every new garbage bag.
Disinfect Smelly Garbage Bin with Bleach
Sometimes you also have to clean a garbage bin completely in order to get rid of bad odors. An effective disinfectant is bleach. Be careful with the use, as the smell is very strong. Make sure the area where you are cleaning the trash bin is well ventilated.
Bonus Tip: a Shiny Sink
Has your sink become dirty dull and wondering how to resume its fresh and clean again? Then sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of salt for home, garden, and kitchen into the sink and scrub well with a scouring pad.
Then rinse cleaning it off with warm water and rub it in with some vinegar. Your shiny sink has been restored after cleaning.