The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house, so naturally, it’s easy to get dirty. While nobody likes cleaning the kitchen, it’s definitely a must. Nobody wants to eat food prepared in a dirty kitchen! We have gathered some of the easiest cleaning hacks to help you keep your kitchen tidy.
Microwave Cleaning Hacks
If you don’t cover your food when you microwave, you’re microwave is probably splattered with food. I know mine is. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to clean your microwave.
One of the easiest ways to clean out your microwave is by using a paper towel. Simply dampen a clean paper towel and wipe away the crumbs and gunk in your microwave. Paper towels are good for more than just wiping away crumbs. If the water isn’t enough, you can dip the paper towel in vinegar and lemon juice to help wipe away the tougher spots.
You can also dampen a handful of paper towels, put them into the microwave, and heat them on high for five minutes. Doing so will help loosen the grime in your microwave. Once the paper towels have cooled down, you can use them to wipe away the excess gunk.
To clean your microwave using vinegar, mix a cup of water with 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Heat it for four minutes. The steam will loosen the grime so you can easily wipe it off after.
Dish Soap and Baking Soda
If you have particularly dirty microwave, you’re going to need a cleaner with a lot more power. Stir in an ample amount of dish soap into a microwavable bowl with water. Then, add in the baking soda. Microwave on high for a minute until it begins to steam. After, dampen a cloth with a paper towel to wipe away the grime.
Oven Cleaning Hacks
Sometimes food ends up on the racks and the bottom of oven. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to clean your oven with items already in your kitchen!
Salt To Clean Your Oven
Salt is a quick, cheap way to clean your oven. If you have leaks while you’re baking in the oven, salt is an easy way to to clean them up. Sprinkle some salt on the leak then wipe the spot once the oven has cooled.
Water and Lemons
Cleaning your oven with water and lemons is super easy! Fill a pan with water and add the juice of two lemons into the water. You can also add the lemon halves into the pan. Let the water in the pan boil before you take it out. The steam from the water will loosen the grime and grease. Make sure you let the oven cool before wiping it down with a wet cloth
Fridge Cleaning Hacks
Is your fridge starting to smell a bit funky? Use these cleaning hacks to freshen up your fridge!
Using A Vacuum To Clean Your Fridge
To quickly pick up loose crumbs in your fridge, use a vacuum! For the best results, empty out your fridge first. Make sure you get under the drawers and behind the coils.
Cleaning With Vinegar and Water
To clean up the sticky spots, use a mixture of water and vinegar. Use your solution to clean the stains with a sponge or a cloth. For especially tough spots, use a toothbrush to scrub the stains.
Cooktop Cleaning Hacks
Arm & Hammer Toothpaste To Remove Burn Spots
Burn spots on a glass cooktop are annoying to look at, but they also smell awful when the cooktop is on. To remove those pesky spots, put toothpaste on the burned spot and rub the paste into it with a hold toothbrush or your finger. Let the paste sit for 15 minutes, then wipe it with a damp cloth.
Hot Towel and Baking Soda
To remove stains from your cooktop, sprinkle baking soda generously onto the cooktop. Soak a towel in hot water and dish soap, then lay it over the baking soda on the cooktop. After 15 minutes, gently rub the towel into the the stains in a circular motion. Clean off any remaining residue with a cloth.
Dishwasher Cleaning Hacks
Although you can buy dishwater cleaners, plain white vinegar is a much cheaper option. Just place a cup of vinegar on the top rack near the center. Then run the dishwasher on a high heat cycle. Be sure to wipe the inside with a soft dry cloth when done.
When cleaning the dishwasher, be sure to check the drain trap to see if there’s any food in it. If the machine seems extra dirty inside after a vinegar cycle, you can sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and run a hot water cycle again.
It’s possible to get your kitchen tidied up with things you probably already have in the house. Use these easy kitchen cleaning hacks to keep your kitchen nice and clean!