Keeping the kitchen clean can be one of the most time consuming and least fun chores to do around the house. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks for creating faster cleaning routines and for making some difficult spots in the kitchen easier to clean. Perhaps there are some tips out there that you never thought to ask about.
First of all, a messy kitchen is never going to get better if you don’t set aside time every day or every other day to do some of the common maintenance. This includes sweeping, mopping, wiping down counters and doing the dishes. It sounds like a lot, but once you commit a few minutes a day to one of these tasks, your kitchen will stay a lot cleaner for a longer time.
Once you get the big tasks like those done, you can start to focus on smaller areas.
Ovens. You can use good old water and baking soda inside of the oven to wipe it clean. A neat trick for getting to the area in-between the glass on the oven door is to use a torx screw to remove the backing of the door.
Range Hoods. Turn off range hoods before cleaning them. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and sponge or cloth to avoid scratching your stainless steel. You may need to use a degreaser to wipe off built up grease. Wipe off the cleaner with water. Do not spray into the interior of range hoods. Instead, spray cleaner on a rag, then wipe the interior. Wipe fan blades and take out the grease filters. Run the filters through the dishwasher and let them dry before putting them back in the range hood.
Sinks. Wipe down your sink with baking soda and scrub with a toothbrush.
Garbage Disposals. Run lemon slices down the garbage disposal to get rid of smells. Even better, have an ice cube tray full of lemon slices, vinegar and water and run these ice cubes down the disposal.
Microwaves. Microwave a bowl of vinegar and water for a few minutes and then wipe it down.
Dishwasher. Put two cups of white vinegar in a dishwasher safe container. Run the dishwasher with only this container inside.
Coffee pot. Run your coffee pot with water and vinegar.
Blender. After use, fill the blender with water and a few drops of dish soap. Run it for 30 seconds and rinse it. Let it dry and put it away.
Cabinets. Clean tough spots on your cabinets with vegetable oil and baking soda.
Another helpful piece of advice is to always clean as you cook. That way you avoid having to tackle one big mess later. If you have any questions about cleaning or purchasing range hoods, call us today at 1-800-914-9775, and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Kitchen range hoods ventilate the grease, air and smells that occur while cooking. It’s critical to keep your range hood clean and in good condition so you can cook in peace and in clean air.