If there’s any room in your house that needs to be kept spick and span, not just for aesthetic reason, but for basic health and hygiene, kitchen definitely stands tall. However, irony of the situation is that keeping the kitchen spotless is perhaps the dream of many and the woe of all, thanks to all the baffling stain, grime and odor. The little machines that often line up along our kitchen countertops or park themselves in appliance corrals save us time and effort when we cook. Though most small kitchen appliances come handy, taking care of them may need your time and dedication. If you have waited too long between cleanings, the task of getting your kitchen appliance conspicuously new may seem like a daunting one. This article provides excellent suggestions and guidelines for cleaning these kitchen appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers and more. Read on to know how to clean your kitchen appliances.
Tips For Cleaning Your Kitchen Appliances
It is important to clean your refrigerator once in every month. Begin by removing all food items, jars, boxes and stored items from your fridge. Discard all expired foods, empty containers and jars. Next, dislodge all the drawers, shelves and trays. Be gentle while taking off the glass shelves. Rinse the shelves and drawers with a mixture of mild soap, lukewarm water and a small amount of baking soda, to get rid of the grease, dirt and odor. Using a dry clean cloth and a soapy solution, swab the interiors of the refrigerator and freezer, before restoring the shelves, drawers and food back.
While a dishwasher’s job is to clean the dirt and grime off the utensils, in the process the machine can get annoyingly messy. To clean your dishwasher, put a coffer cup filled with vinegar in the dish washing rack and run it through a complete cycle, using the hottest water setting available. If your dishwasher still stinks, try sprinkling cup of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and again run it through a complete cycle using the hottest water. Using a mild soapy solution, gently scrub the top, bottom and edges of your machine.
It is likely for your microwave to get splattered and battered after the cooking crusade. To clean your microwave oven, remove the glass tray from the oven and rinse it gently with a mild soapy solution. Next, clean the interior of the microwave using a mild dishwashing liquid, general all-purpose cleaner or a mild baking soda solution. For more stubborn stains, you can use 1 cup of water and ¼ cup of vinegar. Mix it well and microwave it for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the microwave and leave the bowl there for 15 minutes with the door closed. Remove the bowl from the microwave and again scrub down the inside.
Too much of cooking is likely to get your stove greasy and grimy. To clean your kitchen stove, start by bumping off the knobs, grates and burner covers and cleaning them. Gently wipe the surface of your stove and then dip it in hot, soapy water using a good dish detergent. You can use readymade cleaners for more stubborn stains. However, refrain from using abrasives on your stove top because they can scratch or damage the surface. Finally, wash the walls and the cabinets behind and to the sides of the stove.
Your coffee maker can get really dirty, thanks to the accumulated mineral deposited over long time. This can even make your coffee taste bitter. To clean your coffee maker, add adequate white vinegar to your coffee pot. Then add enough water to fill the pot to the top. Pour this mixture into the water reservoir and turn the coffee maker on. Once the mixture has run completely through, turn the coffee maker off and let it cool for about 10 minutes. After this, run the coffee maker twice with fresh, clean water, making sure to let the machine cool for 10 minutes in between brews.