No one likes cleaning the kitchen. It's a tedious chore. However, there are ways to make it less grueling. Check out our five kitchen cleaning hacks so you can save time to do the things you enjoy!
There are many techniques for cleaning your oven that involve a few household ingredients and a little patience while you wait for the grease to slowly release. But an even quicker way to a clean oven is to never get it dirty in the first place! Buy yourself an oven liner so that the next time you make your famous roast chicken, you have only the liner to clean.
Sticky cabinet hack
You know that layer of sticky dust that settles on kitchen cabinets or on top of your refrigerator? It is almost impossible to remove with just about any type of cleaning product, except one — mineral oil. Just spread a thin layer of it on surfaces, and then a little dish soap and warm water on a cloth will wipe off all that nasty dust!
Stainless steel sink hack
Your sink is a catchall for every type of food, oil and acid that you use to cook with or consume. It's seen its fair share of diverse ingredients, so it deserves some TLC. However, it can be difficult to cut through the grease that settles on the bottom and sides of your sink. The best way to remove it is with some baking soda. You will be amazed at how well this ingredient cuts through the grime and reveals a sparkling clean sink.
Your stove sees it all, including your forays into different types of cuisine. Also, the stove is one item in your kitchen that needs to be cleaned often, especially if you're an avid cook. The best and quickest way to get it clean is by using a combination of dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. First, put a layer of dish soap on the surface and follow it up with the baking soda and then the hydrogen peroxide. Use some kind of soft bristle brush to gently scrub away dirt.
Sometimes the microwave gets overlooked because the mess is concealed behind a closed door. But you definitely want to keep this appliance clean so that old food spills don't seep into the new food you heat up in the microwave. Here's the hack: Put water and lemon in a bowl and bring the water to a boil in the microwave. Then let the steam work away at the dirt and grease. Follow up by wiping everything clean with a cloth.
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