Simple Advice for Cleaning a Kitchen

Cleaning a Kitchen Food particles and moisture make the kitchen a perfect environment for growing germs that can cause you and your family to fall ill. To prevent this from happening, here are some easy tips for you to follow....

Kitchen Cleaning
Cleaning a Kitchen

Food particles and moisture make the kitchen a perfect environment for growing germs that can cause you and your family to fall ill. To prevent this from happening, here are some easy tips for you to follow.

Oven Racks

To avoid spending a lot of time scrubbing your oven racks, simply soak them overnight in dish soap and extremely hot water. It's best to do this in a laundry or utility tub, but your bathtub will work as well. However, you need to place old towels in the bathtub so you don't scratch the tub's porcelain veneer.

Wall Splatter

No matter how careful you are, sometimes food or oil ends up splattered on your kitchen walls. For stains such as mustard, ketchup, or wine, use a wet paper towel. When it comes to oily stains such as cooking grease, wash the spot with dishwashing soap mixed with water, and rinse.

Ceramic Tiles

In order to clean liquid or sauces off ceramic tiles, dampen a clean sponge with alcohol. This gets rid of the grime as wells as disinfects the tile at the same time.

Stainless Steel Sink

You don't need a commercial cleaner to clean your stainless steel sink. Just wet your sink and add a little baking soda. Scrub using a dishrag or a soft nylon brush, then rinse with water. To disinfect, add white vinegar to a paper towel and wipe down the sink. Rinse and dry with another paper towel.

Stovetop

To easily clean a spill on your stovetop, sprinkle it with salt. The salt has a mild abrasiveness that won't harm the surface, plus the salt acts as an absorbent.

Garbage Disposal

To clean the garbage disposal, make ice cubes that are half water, half vinegar and grind them in the disposal.

Glass Coffee Carafe

If you don't want to use chemicals to clean your glass coffee carafe, fill it with ice cubes, add two tablespoons of salt, and replace the lid. Swirl the cubes and salt vigorously for several minutes until the coffee stains and water spots disappear. Then rinse and dry.

Microwave

To loosen the stains in your microwave, add 1/4 cup vinegar to one cup water in a glass mixing bowl. Set in the microwave and turn it on for three minutes. Then let it stand in the microwave for approximately ten minutes, and this will make for an easy cleanup.

Cutting Board

It's important to remember to clean a cutting board to prevent cross-contamination. Always rinse right after use, and to disinfect a wooden board, pour three percent hydrogen peroxide over it and spread using a clean sponge. Let it stand for a few minutes as the fizz will kill the germs. Wipe off using a clean sponge.

Dishwasher

Once a week, pour one cup of white vinegar into the bottom of your dishwasher and turn it on. This will clean it and eliminate any odors. Do not have any dishes in the machine during this process.

Garbage Can

Even if you have a bag in your garbage can, meat juices and other food particles can build up. When the can starts to smell, this means bacteria and mold has started multiplying, and touching the can or its lid and then another surface is likely to transfer germs. On a weekly basis, take your garbage can outside and spray with a disinfectant. Let it sit according to the product's instructions, then rinse and allow it to air dry. During the winter months, set your can in your shower and follow the same cleaning process.

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