Cleaning is a tedious task; we all know. But, if it’s done regularly and using the right techniques, it can be accomplished quickly and without hassle.
Like bathrooms, the kitchen is another place that can attract a lot of germs, and not cleaning it regularly can pose severe threats to the health and hygiene of the entire house. Most of us also devote a lot of time and effort in decorating our kitchens and invest a lot of money on getting the best of the countertops, sinks, splashback, crookeries, lights, etc. So we must keep them clean.
Today, we have shared a few simple hacks to make your life easier and to keep your kitchen clean.
Kitchen cleaning tips
To start with, let’s consider the item which is most used in the household – the kitchen sink. They can be the dirtiest, and if left unclean for long, they can hone life-threatening bacteria. Simple products like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice can clean any type of kitchen sinks Newcastle.
Never leave any unwashed dishes in the sink, particularly before going to bed. After all, no one loves to brew the first cup of coffee amidst a stinging smell! Before you start cleaning the kitchen, remove the drain stopper. Using a mild soap, soft cloth, and warm water, rinse the outlets, drain, and the rim. To avoid any stubborn stains from forming, follow this diligently every time you use the sink. Open the hot water tap slowly to get rid of any materials that may clog the drain.
Once a weak, give the sink a deeper clean with a mixture of 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Pour the mix over the surface of the sink and let it stay for a while. Scrub it with a toothbrush. If there is any dirt, you can also sprinkle some baking soda directly on it. Once again, pour some hot water on the entire sink.
For a getting a shinning look, sprinkle all-purpose flour on the dry sink and using a clean towel, slowly buff it on the entire surface.
Whether you have a wood countertop, or granite or laminated countertops, you can clean them using baking soda, mild household cleaner, and a clean microfibre cloth. To avoid stains from forming, wipe the affected area without much delay, and always remember to use a clean cloth. Use the cleaner and a damp cloth for regular cleaning.
For stains, from wood countertops, use a lemon. Squeeze half of it directly on the stain, and using the other half, apply salt on it. Keep the mixture for a few minutes and clean it with water and vinegar mix and a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning granite countertops are also equally easier – prepare a paste of baking powder and warm water and apply it on the stains. Keep it for a few minutes and wipe it off. If the stain is too strong, you can let the paste stay overnight. To secure the paste, you can apply a plastic wrap after applying it and tape it from both sides.
For stainless steel or glass countertops, never use any rough rubbing pads or steel wool as they can form scratch and impact their longevity.
There are dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, and various other devices in the kitchen, which also needs to be cleaned. Wipe them dry when not in use, and once in a while, do a deep cleaning. You can hire the service of cleaning experts who can clean these electrical appliances with their specific tools. And also, make sure that there’s no damage caused in the process!