Cleaning the kitchen can be one of those chores that seems to take FOREVER! And when you’ve finally finished cleaning the whole thing, you have to start all over again! Use these hacks to stay on top of kitchen glutter, junk, and dirty dishes!
Put a mixture of lemon, ice, and salt down your kitchen drain and run the garbage disposal. The salt and ice work together to break down any gunk and grime that may be stuck in the pipes and the lemon makes it smell good.
For copper that’s tarnished and stained looking, ketchup may be the solution! Just rub the ketchup on the copper pot, let it sit for Should a bit, and then wipe and rinse it off. The stains should be gone!
A great idea for making your fridge easier to clean is by putting wax paper on the shelving. Then, if there’s every a spill, you can just replace the wax paper instead of having to clean the whole shelf!
Don’t scrub and scrape at crusted on food in your microwave. Instead, fill a bowl with vinegar and a bit of water, put it in the microwave, and run it for a few minutes. When it’s done, the gunk should come right off!
Clean your stainless steel toaster and other such appliances by using cream of tartar! Simply lightly cover the appliance, let the cream sit for a bit, and then wipe it down. The reactions should make your stainless steel sparkle like new!
Your cutting board needs to be cleaned and deeply sanitized every once in a while– a small scrub isn’t sufficient. A great way to do this is by putting salt on the cutting board, and then rubbing it around with the open end of a lemon.
For dirty burners, you don’t have to scrub at them until your hands go raw. Instead, fill a bag with a ammonia, put the burner in the bag, and let it sit for a few hours. When it’s done, the gunk should wipe clean off!
The dishwasher needs to be cleaned, but that can be a hassle if you clean it normally. Instead, put a bit of lemon Kool-Aid in the soap dispenser and run the dishwasher. This should clean the whole dishwasher without you having to do much at all!
You can also clean the dishwasher by putting a cup of vinegar on the top rack and running it like normal. The vinegar will get dispersed throughout the whole dishwasher, cleaning up any hard to reach places.
Clean your oven with a homemade cleaner made out of vinegar and baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda on the messy parts of your oven, slowly add vinegar to make a paste, let it sit for a bit, and then wipe it off. The chemical reaction should have broken down any grime.
You can also use baking soda to clean your stainless steel sink! Sprinkle the baking soda on the sink and spread it around with some warm water and an old toothbrush. Once you’ve scrubbed it well, just rinse the whole sink down and it should be shining like new!
For pots and pans with lots of stuck on food, try this! Put a dryer sheet at the bottom of the pan, fill it with hot water, and then let it sit overnight. The next morning, when you go to clean it, the stuck on food should come right off.
If you can’t wait overnight, then make a mixture of 1 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 1 cup water. Let the water boil, add the vinegar, and then put in the baking soda while scrubbing the pot. This should help clean things up.
I love making blenders but hate cleaning it afterwards. And then I found this hack! Once you’ve finished the smoothie, fill the blender with warm soapy water and run it for about 10 seconds. This should clean the whole thing; just rinse it and then let it dry!
For any chrome pots or hardware, a half contest a lemon can solve your problems! If the chrome is stained and dirty, just rub the lemon on it. The juices should help bring the sparkle back to the chrome!
Make a homemade gunk remover with 1 part coconut oil and 1 part baking soda. Mix them together and apply them to the kitchen cabinets or other spots that have tough grease spots!
Take care of the back of your fridge by cleaning the refrigerator coils! This will keep your fridge safer, healthier, and can even save you some money! A small vacuum or vacuum attachment can clean it up real fast.
Clean up and prevent water spots on your faucet by rubbing wax paper on it! This sounds weird, but it totally works to help keep finger prints and water spots off of your faucet.
For your coffee maker, try running hot water through it without any of the coffee. You could run soapy water, too, but just make sure that the soap won’t ruin the coffee maker!
Sponges are used to clean things in the kitchen, but it can actually be one of the dirtiest places. Replace your sponges every once in a while, or you can put them in the microwave and zap it for about 2 minutes. That should help keep things clean as well.
You can keep your whole kitchen cleaner and more organized by unloading the dishwasher as soon as its done running. This will keep your cupboards stored well and also allow you and your family members to put your dirty dishes right in the dishwasher instead of sitting in the sink.
Before you start cooking, fill your sink with warm soapy water. Then, as you finish with your pots and pans, put them in the sink. This will prevent food from getting dried on and allow you to quickly clean them when you’re ready.