Let's face it...nobody likes cleaning...especially the kitchen! It seems like it's always grab and go and the effort of cleaning the kitchen seems not be at the bottom of the priority list..I mean..I want FOOD not CLEANING !
Here are some quick cleaning tips that can help you clean faster the next time around:
Lemon Wedge your Sink and Taps
This is a simple way to get your sink to look shiny and brand new again, which will give you that wonderful feeling when you enter your kitchen every day. Something about a clean, shiny kitchen sink, just makes us feel better. Cut a lemon in half and rub the juice all over the metal. It cuts grease, disinfects and smells awesome!
Baking Soda and Vinegar
These two general household items you have in your cupboard will help you with a myriad of cleaning problems. Mix a paste of a half a cup of baking soda with a few teaspoons of water and apply it to your sink, your oven door, your stove, or in your refrigerator. Let the paste dry completely so that it really permeates the tough grease and dirt. Then spray with vinegar. Beware it will start sizzling! But this is exactly what you want, because that means that you don’t have to scrub for hours. Once the vinegar has done all the hard work for you, take a hard sponge or steel wool and scrub the remainder of the dirt. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth once clean.
Hot vs Cold Water
Washing dishes has to be the worst, most miserable, time consuming task in the kitchen, but you could be making the task so much more difficult by not understanding the difference between hot water and cold water for certain dishes. For caked on egg and milk that has been burnt into a pan, hot water will make it worse. These items are proteins and will become more resistant when in contact with heat. Use cold water for cleaning egg, milk, yoghurt, caked on cheese or any other protein based food item.
Bowl of Vinegar in the Microwave
For those annoying, hard splatters of food, the best way to clean it is to place a cup of water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar in the microwave for 5 minutes. It will loosen the grime and you can very easily wipe it off.
Cream of Tartar
This works wonders on stainless steel appliances. Make it into a paste and rub it on your toaster, kettle, or refrigerator door with a soft cloth to get rid of those grease splatters and dirty finger marks. Wipe it off again and you will have shiny, clean appliances.
We procrastinate when things aren’t easy, or when it seems like such a mission to do. So, all you have to do is find a way to make cleaning the kitchen simple.