Kitchen Cleaning Tips – The 3 Biggest Areas To Clean
In my opinion kitchen is the second biggest room in terms of cleaning efforts around the house. I am not assuming this is universal, but for me it’s just like this. This is because maybe my kitchen is fairly big and has got a lot of cooking equipment such as microwave oven and shakers.
It takes quite some time for me to clean it properly, and I am going to talk what I consider being the 3 most important areas: the oven, the refrigerator and tile.
So let’s talk about the oven first. Firstly, you need remove all the shelves and trays. But instead of just putting them on the floor thinking to deal with them later, put them in a soapy water and have them to soak.
Then, put a bowl of water in the oven. Turn it on and leave it for 15 minutes. This way the steam that will form will help you when you scrub trying to remove any baked or scum. After that, in your kitchen sink out some hot water and washing liquid. Wipe over the internal walls of your oven with a cloth and from time to time rinse it out in the sink.
These tricks will help you out immensely with the cleaning of your oven.
Now let’s talk about tile and grout. There are many products that works well. However, if you want to go for something more natural and homemade, I suggest you try this mixture out: baking soda with a small amount of vinegar. You also need some scrubbing tools, such as an old toothbrush you don’t need anymore. Once you have scrubbed enough and you’re happy with that, you can rinse with water and let it dry out. For stains that are difficult to remove you can use some shaving cream. Let it soak for a few minutes before scrubbing.
I do recommend you do these types of cleaning regularly. However, if the area you need to clean is too big and you don’t want to spend too much time on cleaning tile and grout, seek for the help of professionals. For fair rates you can save time and energy.
Finally, something I often overlooked when cleaning the kitchen, whether for laziness or simply because I forgot about that. I am talking about the refrigerator.
Sometimes you are forced to clean it because any electrical failure in your house might transform your refrigerator in a disaster of rotting food. Here are the steps you should follow as well as what to use. Take everything out after you have unplugged it. If there are still some foods in decent conditions, put them in a cooler as soon as you can.
Wash all the crisper drawers in the sink with normal washing liquid and water. For the refrigerator itself, normal soap is good enough most of the times. However, if you think it’s not working properly, try using some baking soda. Vinegar could also be a great ally in this battle against dirt. For the outside, a normal soap and water solution with a piece of cloth should be enough.
So these are the 3 most time consuming areas in your kitchen. Get them done first, and the rest of the room will come much much easier.