Keeping the kitchen clean not only prevents diseases, but it makes our cooking space more than esthetically pleasing. The following simple kitchen cleaning hacks will help save you hours of scrubbing and leave your kitchen naturally sparkling.
1. Clean Dirty Oven
Main ingredients: Baking soda + White vinegar
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda inside the oven. Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and sprinkle on the stain. The mixture will produce foam and dissolve dirt. Wipe with a warm damp cloth.
2. Deodorize Fridge
Supplies: Tea-bag + Baking soda
Place a brewed cold tea bag in a small bowl of baking soda. Place the bowl inside the fridge.
3. Clean Burned Pots
Ingredients: White vinegar + Water + Baking soda
Add two glasses of white vinegar and 1/4 water to the pot and boil for a few seconds. Remove from the cooker and add two spoons of baking soda. Leave to act and wash the pot.
4. Clean Dirty Dishwasher
Prepare: White vinegar
Place a cup with white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher and run empty in a complete and hot cycle.
5. Make Shine Stainless Steel Stuff
You Need: Wax furniture or Baking soda + Scouring pad
To make it shine again use wax for furniture and clean the exterior to give it a dazzling shine.
Another way you can use is to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in the stainless steel sink. Clean with a scouring pad and rinse to get your sink to shine like a mirror.
6. Clean Tile Floors
Ingredients: Baking soda + Hot water + Fabric softener or Essential oil.
To keep your kitchen floor spotless add a spoon of baking soda to hot water. If you want it to smell good too, try adding a trickle of fabric softener, or a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I like lavender or lemon.
7. Greasy Hood Filter
You Need To Have: Warm water + Baking soda + De-greasing dish soap
In a big enough container pour warm water and add 1/4 baking soda and one or two spoons of de-greasing dish soap. Stir and submerge the hood filter. Leave for about 15 to 30 minutes. Rub with a small brush to eliminate any remaining dirt.
8. Remove Greasy on Kitchen Cabinets
Supplies: Hot water + Dish soap + Scouring pad
It is almost inevitable to get your kitchen cabinets all greased up. Easily remove grease with some hot water and dish soap. Since dish soap is made of alkaline, it dissolves the grease naturally.
How to do: Mix a small amount in a container with hot water (best to use gloves). Use a nylon scouring pad to gently scrub the surface, then leave to air dry.
9. To Clean Kitchen Granite Countertops
Ingredients: Dish detergent + Rubbing alcohol
If you don’t want to use commercial granite cleaners, make your own dish detergent and rub alcohol. Avoid acidic cleaners as this may damage the granite.
10. Clean Your Wooden Cabinets
Prepare: Vinegar + Dish soap + Water
A simple solution of equal parts vinegar and water can help dissolve any grease on your wooden cabinets. Spray it on the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it clean with a soft cloth. For extra stubborn grease, mix a bit of dish soap, vinegar, and water.
11. Keep Glassware Sparkling
Ingredients: Lemon juice + Dishwasher
To keep glassware from bad smell and hard water stains, add the juice of one lemon to the dishwasher. Allow it to dry completely before taking it from the dishwasher.
12. Clean Stove Burners
Supplies: Ziplock bag + Ammonia
Stove burners tend to get embarrassingly dirty after several cooking sessions. Scrubbing them can take too much time and effort, but with a bit of ammonia, the grease stains are no match.
How to do: You just wrap the burners in a ziplock bag with a small amount of ammonia and leave on a cookie sheet outdoors overnight. The next day, you can easily wipe it clean with a sponge.
13. Clean a Smelly Sink or Drain
Prepare: Baking soda + Paper towels + Vinegar
Drains can also contain plenty of bacteria, which can also cause smelly doors. To remove them, sprinkle your sink with baking soda and line them with paper towels soaked with vinegar. Let sit for around 20 minutes then dispose of the towels. You may clean your sink and faucet as usual.
14. Clean The Cutting Board
Main Ingredients: Salt + lemon
For a clean and odor-free cutting board, sprinkle salt all over the cutting board and rub with a lemon cut in half. Leave for 5 minutes and rinse.
15. To Clean The Grill
Natural Cleaner: Onion
This cleaning hack works best if the grill is still warm. Cut an onion in half and rub it over the grill racks until all the grease has dissolved.
Have you used these ways to clean your kitchen? If you have other kitchen cleaning tips, please feel free to share them below!