Kitchen is the messiest room to clean in the house, but it is quite easy to keep it clean throughout the week, even if you usually don’t have enough time. We all know that cleaning a kitchen is never anyone’s favorite chore, but with a few hacks, you can breeze through the task in no time.
Your kitchen should always be thoroughly clean because it is the source of energy of every member of the family.In this post, we are going to share with you some of the easiest cleaning hacks that will keep your cabinet floors, countertops, and floors, as well as appliances, are grease-free.
1. Cleaning greasy stove vents
The vents are the place in your kitchen that accumulates all the grease, but many people often ignore them because, well, it is up there. But in reality, greasy kitchen vents increases the risk of fire as grease is highly flammable. It can also lead to plumbing, vermin, and environmental issues. So, how do you scrub them clean? Here is a hack!
- Remove the vents
- Boil water in a large pot
- Add some ¼ cup of baking soda in the water until the water starts to fizzles. Add the baking soda slowly to avoid injuries.
- Place your vents in the mixture and let them boil.
- Flip the vents occasionally and watch all the grease come off easily leaving your vents brand new.
2. Cleaning your kitchen tiles
Kitchen tiles are often neglected when cleaning the kitchen. Regardless of the sizes, kitchen floor tiles attract a lot of dirt, and thankfully, there is the easiest way to clean them. Do you still have that baking soda, right? Follow the following steps to turn your kitchen tiles into brand new.
- Sprinkle the baking soda on the floor
- Fill a spray bottle with cleaning vinegar or ¼ of bleach and spray over the floor covered with soda.
- Leave it for a few minutes and scrub the dirt away using an old toothbrush
- Don’t wait too long to scrub the floor because the dirt will settle back in the rows.
3. Renewing your skillets
If you don’t buy your cookware from a trusted brand it will bound to turn color within a few days of purchase. Before you replace them, there is a hack you can use to turn them like they were when you bought them.
- Pour a little water in the pan or pot
- Add little vinegar
- Pace it on the stovetop and set the heat at medium to high until the water boils.
- Remove the pan from the stove and add a small amount of baking soda (hope you still have it) slowly so that it doesn't fizz violently.
- Empty the pan and start scrubbing
4. Cleaning your kitchen sponge
I know what you are thinking, “it can’t get dirty; it is cleaning sponge." Sponges can carry lots of bacteria from one utensil to another, thus the need to clean them regularly. So, how do you clean them?
- To kill all the bacteria in the sponges and unstick the dirt and oils, place the sponge in a glass of water and microwave it for a few minutes.
- Alternatively, you can put it in the dishwasher with other dishes on a long cycle.
5. Cleaning a stainless steel sink
If you have a dirty stainless steel sink, there is a quick way to clean it. The sink is one of many places in the kitchen that collect all sorts of dirt and germs, use the following things to clean off those nasty stains and germs from your sink.
- Baking soda paste (maybe don't get rid of baking soda just yet). Baking soda can be made by diluting soda with water or vinegar.
- Vinegar and dish soap
- A mixture of dawn dish soap and peroxide
6. Cleaning your baking dishes
Many people often avoid scrubbing baking dishes, and today, we are going to show you the easiest way to clean it.
- Cover the dirty surface with dish soap and baking soda paste
- Pour hot water over it and leave it for a few minutes
- Crumble an aluminum foil and use it to scrub the dish surface.
7. Polishing up the burners of your stoves
This may seem like a daunting task, but there is a simple way to clean the burners of your stove. Follow these steps:
- Fill a Ziploc bag with about ¼ cup of ammonia
- Put the burner inside the bag and lock
- Leave the burner inside the burner overnight
- In the morning, wipe off the junk using a wet towel or a sponge.
8. Shining the kitchen faucet
Following the following trick to clean your faucets quickly:
- Get a small bag or a Ziploc bag
- Mix vinegar and soda and fill up the bag enough to cover the faucet
- Cover the neck of the faucet with bag and secure it with a rubber band,
- Wait for a half to one hour and take off the bag.
- Wipe off the solution with a towel or sponge and scrub the rust with an old toothbrush.
9. Collecting dirt from the floor after sweeping
Generally, you will use a dustpan for this task, but what if I tell you it will take you a lot of time to remove all the dirt from your kitchen floor using the dustpan? So what is the trick? A wet paper towel; nothing complicated, just wet the paper or baby wipe and lay it on the floor. Next, just move the dirt over it.
10. Cleaning the fridge
If you don’t clean your fridge well enough, it will start to smell. To avoid this, use the methods below:
- Put peels of potato in the fridge
- Cut half an orange or lemon and stick cloves in it, then place it on the shelf of the fridge.
- Soak a cotton ball in a vanilla extract and insert it in the fridge in a small bowl.
11. Cleaning your oven
To clean your oven easily, you are going to need ammonia, baking dish, dish soap, a pot of water, gloves, sponge or scrubbing pad. After assembling these ingredients, follow the steps below:
- Heat your oven up to 150 F
- Put the pot of water on the stove and boil
- Turn off the oven when it reaches 150 F
- Pour a cup of ammonia into a baking dish and place it on the top rack of the oven.
- Place the pot of boiling on the rack beneath and close the oven.
- Leave it overnight and empty the oven in the morning.
- Scrub the oven