Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012
Cleaning a kitchen is not such a hard task, as long as you follow a few basic tips. While you are cooking there are many dirty dishes that you don't have time to wash immediately. Why don't you fill up the sink with warm water, pour some soap and put the dishes there. This way your dishes will be wiped off and washing them later will be very easy. The countertops in every kitchen are the dirtiest areas and you can often feel that as they become sticky. Spray some all-purpose cleaner and wipe down regularly. If the spots are persistent, cover them with clean wet cloths for a few minutes. This way the dirt will be wiped off and you can scrub off the rest. Don't forget that the dishwasher needs to be cleaned once in a while too, or the food residues can cause a serious problem. Empty the dishwasher, put some baking soda or vinegar and run on hot. Pots and pans often need lots of scrubbing, especially after food burns on them. If that is the case with a certain pot it will take you a while to scrub the burnt area. It's better to just fill the pot with water and put it on the stove to boil. The boiling water will loosen the food residue and after that you can easily wipe away the rest. One of the major problems with every kitchen is the clutter. Just like every other room in the house, it often seems that clutter appears from nowhere and overnight the kitchen is messy and needs tidying up.
The first tip is to always put dishes, utensils and cutlery where they belong. If you have used a pot to boil water, why leave it on the table? When you have collected a few empty bottles, simply go and throw them away. Keep items that you don't use regularly in the cabinets, somewhere on the top shelves. This is a way to stay organized and never wonder where a spatula is.
Another useful tip is to remember that eating and storing food in the kitchen, as well as cooking there are enough reasons to keep it as clean as possible. Mopping daily won't take you more than 5 minutes, but you will feel better. You don't have to do an intensive cleanup every day, of course, but dusting and damp moping of dirty spots and drink spills is a must. Make sure the area where you prepare the food is always clean. When it comes to brushes, sponges and cloths you need to pay attention to them too. Wash the cloths that you rinse the dishes with at least once a week, change the sponges regularly and clean the brushes. Keeping these supplies sanitary is important so you don't spread dirt and food residue. A sponge can be cleaned by putting it in the dishwasher along with the pots and pans too. A great tip is to use baking soda and always have a good amount of it in the kitchen. It is a mild abrasive and it's perfect and natural supply for cleaning sinks, appliances and countertops. It removes not only grime, but odor too. Sprinkled on oily spots, it will absorb it quickly. In order to have a fresh smelling kitchen, sprinkle some baking soda in the trash can. Don't forget to change the trash can as soon as it is full, not after it starts overflowing.
Follow these easy kitchen cleaning tips and you will soon see that you have a better and cleaner kitchen.
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