Life Hacks on How to Clean Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it easily gets dirty. Cleaning the kitchen looks like a daunting task. But there are alternatives in cleaning your kitchen. These alternatives make cleaning your kitchen easier and cheaper.

Baking soda and ammonia for the oven and stove.

Mix baking soda and water to come up with a paste. Scrub the inner part of the stove with this paste. Spread the paste on your oven, then let it stay overnight. Don’t include bare metal surface as well as the oven door though. Cover any oven openings with foil. Use a spatula or a plastic scraper to take of the paste, then rinse those areas with water.

Ammonia is best used to clean burners. All you have to do is put your burner in a Ziploc plastic bag, put a quarter cup ammonia, and then seal it. There is no need for the burners to soak in the ammonia; it only needs to be exposed. Put the plastic bag on a baking sheet and then let it sit outside overnight. After that, clean the burner using a sponge then soak it in water with dish soap. Make sure you don’t mix bleach with ammonia to avoid creating toxic fumes. For electric stoves, you can simply use water for cleaning.

Clean sink with baking soda or lemon and salt.

Sprinkle baking soda evenly on your sink and scrub it using a sponge or an old toothbrush, and then rinse sink with water. You can also use salt and lemon to clean your sink. Cut lemon in half, sprinkle salt on sink and use the cut lemon to scrub sink. Make sure you clean your disposal as well. Here is a simple trick; put lemon slices and vinegar in an ice cube rack, and then let them freeze. Put those cubes in the disposal two to three times a week to keep the sink disposal fresh.

Clean refrigerator with baking soda then organize.

Use baking soda and hot water to clean the refrigerator, because soap and detergent may leave a scent that can affect the food you store. After cleaning your fridge, organize it. Don’t clutter things in your fridge. Categorize the types of food, don’t mix vegetables and meat. Wrap meat properly.

Small appliances and equipment. 6 Bamboo Kitchen Tools

Citric acid can wipe out lime deposits and stain, which is why using lemonade to clean your dishwasher is very effective.

Put a container with lemon and water inside the microwave to steam-clean it.

For your toaster, you can use a small pastry brush to clean the crumbs off.

Here is a shortcut; put soap and water into your blender, whirl and then rinse.

Use a cream of tartar to polish stainless steel.

Use lemon and salt to clean wooden cutting boards and then rub oil on them.

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Zanne Sumcio

Our modern world is full of great product choices and the freedom to choose whatever we desire. But sometimes all these choices can become overwhelming and downright confusing. Technology giveth and technology taketh. Enter's Shopping & Lifestyle Editor: Zanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. And she loves shopping and living an active lifestyle through travel, cooking, entertaining, and playing badminton. Thus, Zanne knows how to use technology to uncover the best ways to enjoy life for the most value for your hard earned money.

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