Your kitchen goes through a lot in a week, between culinary messes, dirty dishes, and ordinary accidents. It’s certainly one of the busiest rooms in the house (not to mention where you prepare your meals), so keeping it clean is essential. Cleaning every surface in your kitchen on a regular basis, whether it’s a sauce-splattered cooktop or a coffee-stained counter, may be difficult, especially when you’re on a tight schedule. These cleaning tricks for the kitchen can help you degrease, deodorize, and sanitize in less time. Change up your cleaning routine with these suggestions to keep your kitchen gleaming.
Maintain a pleasant odor in your garbage disposal
Few things are as repulsive as a foul-smelling garbage disposal. To fix this, use lemon ice cubes, one of our favorite kitchen sink cleaning tricks. Simply fill an ice cube tray with lemon slices, rock salt, and water to make them. Once the cubes have frozen, pour them down the drain and run your garbage disposal until the ice has disintegrated. Ice helps knock off any muck and filth as rock salt cleanses the blades. The lemon helps to keep the fragrance of your sink fresh.
While you’re sleeping, clean your oven
Forget about auto-cleaning. This high-temperature oven setting is known to set off the fire alarm and stink up your kitchen. Instead, mix a DIY solution of 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, and 1/2 cup baking soda in a spray bottle. Remove the grates and coat the interior of the oven with the solution when it has cooled, being careful not to get the solution on the heating components. Close the door and retire to bed for up to 12 hours, allowing the solution to work its magic. Clean the oven with soapy water and a soft towel when you wake up.
Make sure your oven rack is clean
Laundry detergent isn’t the only use for powder detergent. Soak your oven racks in a bathtub filled with powder washing detergent to restore their natural sheen without cleaning (and maybe damage!). Allow at least four hours for it to rest before removing it and washing it with clean water.
Polish woodwork using lemon oil and vinegar
Do you prefer natural cleansers over commercial ones? Try the homemade wood polish has a pleasant aroma and sheen. To prepare it, mix 1 part lemon oil with 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle. Wipe clean your cabinets, pantry door, and baseboards with the solution sprayed straight onto a dry microfiber cloth.
Clean out your cabinets using your vacuum
Use your vacuum to clear out cabinets for another kitchen cabinet cleaning trick. Rather than wasting time picking up crumbs with a towel, use the vacuum brush attachment to suck them up at the touch of a button. This cleaning method is very effective on pantry shelves.
Using oil, wipe clean your range hood
Your range hood is a grease magnet, and as dust accumulates, it becomes more difficult to clean with regular sprays. Vegetable oil is one of the greatest kitchen stove cleaning tricks. Simply apply a few drops to a cloth or paper towel and wipe the surface clean.
Put Tang in your dishwasher
In a dishwasher, hard water deposits can accumulate over time. If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning your dishes properly, it’s time to get some Tang. Pour a whole container of the fruity powdered beverage into an empty dishwasher for this kitchen cleaning tip. Allow the machine to complete a full cycle. Add your dirty dishes, run a complete cycle again, and your dishes will be spotless.
Soak your range hood filter in water
The hood vent filter on your stove may quickly get oily, dirty, and filthy. To clean it, bring a big pot of water to a boil and gradually stir in 1/2 cup baking soda. After that, immerse the filter in the saucepan. If your pot is too small to contain the entire filter, soak each side separately. Turn the filter over and soak the other side after one side is clean. It’ll be hot, so bring your gloves!
Using a toothbrush, scrub the disposal guard on your sink
Food trash can accumulate on the underside of the garbage disposal guard in your sink without your knowledge. Turn the flap inside out after soaking a toothbrush in an anti-grease solution. Scrub any food waste from the guard with the toothbrush.
Rejuvenate old baking sheets using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide may be used to fix more than just your sinks and bathtubs. Even the most damaged baking sheets may be restored to their former splendor. Simply sprinkle baking soda on your baking sheet, followed by a couple of sprays of hydrogen peroxide, then another layer of baking soda. Clean your freshly recovered baking sheets in a few hours.