Best Kitchen Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Best Kitchen Cleaning Tips and Tricks
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Keeping your kitchen sparkling clean and neat can get challenging, considering that it’s in use daily for preparing meals. Spills, splatters and dirty dishes are chores you get to deal with on a daily basis. And if that’s not enough, there are always those blind corners and spots where dust and grime build up. However, there are some neat tricks with which you can maintain cleanliness. Here are some tips to help you along:

Cooking Range

Easy ways of getting the grime and grease off your cooking stove’s top is by applying a paste of synthetic vinegar, water and baking soda. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then pour a little more synthetic vinegar, allow it to bubble before wiping off with a microfiber cloth.

Microwave Oven

These are known to get spluttered with gravies and other foods that are warmed/cooked in them. They also begin to retain strong food smells. An easy way to get your microwave smelling fresh and looking spick-and-span is by placing some old lemons to steam inside the oven. This makes it smell great. The liquid that oozes out of the lime can be used to wipe down its interiors and make it shine like new too.

Chimney Hood

With Indian cooking being what it is, there is always a lot of oil fumes flying around. The chimney hood acts as a magnet for grease and when the dust settles on it too, it becomes a very tough muck to get off. The best way to get rid of it is by applying some oil to a rag and rubbing it. You will be surprised how fast it all comes off to reveal a shiny hood.

Kitchen Cupboards

For the perfect DIY wood polish, apply a mix of lemon oil and white vinegar and use it to wipe down your wooden kitchen cabinet doors. You not only get shiny cabinets, but a fresh-smelling kitchen too!

Stubborn Corners

You could also use a vacuum brush to suck out dirt from hard-to-reach corners in your cabinets and shelves.

The best way to maintain a clean kitchen is of course by daily wiping down countertops and cooking range, clearing up and putting things away.