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Hacks for a clean kitchen

It’s always fun to cook but what comes after may not always be the best. Cleaning up the mess that you created while cooking is a task. However, keeping it clean is important as it is where all your meals are prepared. It can be a coffee counter or a stovetop, every surface in your kitchen needs to be cleaned daily, but doing so can be challenging. Despite all this, some days it may seem impossible with a tight schedule. Here are a few hacks for a clean kitchen that you need to try, they will help to degrease and sanitize in less time.

Cleaning the kitchen isn’t just about making it look good but an unclean kitchen can cause health problems as well. Grease can attract dirt and more grease. Small bits of food or spilled liquids may attract roaches, rodents, and become media for microbes to grow on. But you don’t need to worry, just try the following tips and you will have a shining and healthy kitchen in no time.

1. Keep your disposal clean

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One of the worst things you can do is to keep your garbage disposable dirty. The best remedy for it would be to use lemon ice cubes. To make these ice cubes all you need to do is fill an ice cube tray with lemon wedges, rock salt and water, of course! Freeze it, pop the ice cube, and put it in your garbage disposal. The rock salt helps with the scrub and ice helps with the gunk. At the same time, the lemon helps keep your sink smelling fresh.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

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Using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can be a game changer. This combo doesn’t just help with your sink and tub, it can rejuvenate your baking sheet and make it look brand new. All that needs to be done, is that you need to spray hydrogen peroxide and then layer it up with baking soda. In just a few hours, these baking sheets would be brand new once again.

3. Clean your oven

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Fill up a bottle with 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Remove the grate and coat on the inside just with the use of this solution. Make sure that the oven is cooled down before doing this. Sleep through it overnight, make sure to give it at least 12 hours. Wake up and clean the over with soapy water and then dry it with a plush cloth.

We’d like to remind you, however, that you must wear gloves while cleaning the kitchen to keep yourself free from dirt, microbes and any kind of chemical reaction.

4. Clean oven rack

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Yes! Powder detergent isn’t just for laundry. If you want to bring back that original shine on your oven racks, then all you need to do is soak it in a bathtub that is filled with powder washing detergent. In just 4 hours you will see the shine. Just remove it and rinse it will clean water.

5. Polish with lemon oil and vinegar

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Want to polish the wood around your house? You may be used to hiring a professional to do it. However, a natural remedy that just might help. Fill a spray bottle with 1 part of lemon oil and 1 part white vinegar. Spray it on a microfibre cloth and then wipe down your cabinets, pantry door, and baseboards. However, if you can’t find a microfibre cloth, use a well-used pure cotton cloth.

6. Vacuum for cleaning out cabinets

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Using a Vacuum cleaner for cleaning your cabinets, instead of using a cloth is a time saver. It works wonders on pantry shelves, too. Although you must take extra care if you have small children at home; keep the vacuum cleaner and its parts away from children.

7. Tang for your Dishwasher

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If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning dishes like it should be then you need to try this hack. Pour the entire container of Tang into the dishwasher. Let the machine run the entire cycle, Put your dirty dishes and you will get them sparkly clean.

8. Scrub your sink’s disposal guard

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All you need is a toothbrush, a used one will work. Sometimes food waste might get stuck on the underside of your sink’s garbage disposal guard. You may not even release it. Just soak the toothbrush in an anti-grease solution, turn the flap inside out and then move the toothbrush around the guard to scrub off any food waste.

These simple tricks will save you plenty of time as well as give you the result expected. Which of these hacks will you be trying out, do let us know in the comments below. You can also read more of such articles in our Self-Help Section.

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