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Easy Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Updated on March 9, 2011

White Goods

I have some very useful tips on how to keep your kitchen clean and spick and span. This hub is about the larger items, your white appliances. I hope you will find these tips helpful.

To remove yellowing stains off your white appliances, wash them with a mixture of half a cup of bleach, eight cups of water and a half-cup of baking soda. Rinse well with clean water and dry thoroughly. Once the appliance has dried, rinse again with one cup of vinegar and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Buff with a dry cloth to shine.

Warning: Do not mix vinegar with bleach. Do not use this method on stainless steel appliances.

There are several ways of keeping the inside of your fridge and freezer fresh and clean. Periodically, wipe down the walls and shelves with vinegar, alternatively a weak solution of club soda and a little salt.

For harder dried on stains, wipe down with a solution of three tbsp. baking soda to four cups of warm water. Get the mixture nice and thick like a paste and leave it for about an hour, then clean down with a white vinegar and water solution.

To keep the inside of your fridge smelling clean and fresh try leaving a small open box of baking soda on a shelf in the fridge. Change every three months.

I find fingerprints on stainless steel appliances really annoying to remove fingerprints from stainless steel appliances, wipe down the surface with baby oil. Rinse off with club soda.



Prevent a smelly microwave by placing a bowl of water with three or four slices of Lemon on the carousel and cooking on high for about thirty seconds.

To clean inside the microwave place a bowl of white vinegar on to the carousel and cook till it boils, leave it boiling for half a minute. Then wearing rubber gloves, dip a cloth into the white vinegar and wipe down the inside surfaces. Please be careful because the vinegar will be very hot.

Hobs and Ovens

For most spills and stains on your hob you can use hot water and regular detergent but for some really hard baked on spills try baking soda and water mixed to a smooth paste. Leave for ten minutes and then wipe off with a white vinegar and water solution.

If you are cooking in the oven and you see spills happening then quickly sprinkle one part cinnamon with six parts salt on to the spill. When the oven has cooled then simply wipe away. This also prevents those unwanted burnt food odours.

Oven racks are quite simply a pain in the backside when it comes to cleaning, try this simple method. Place your racks into a plastic bin bag with a cloth soaked in ammonia. Seal the bag tightly and leave overnight, preferably outside because of the fumes. Just wash down with warm water and soap the following day.

Have you got the brown scorch marks on your oven windows? Then use my favourite method of the baking soda and water paste. Apply to the window, leave for fifteen minutes and then wipe off with clean water.

I was going to offer advice on cleaning Dishwashers but seeing that I don't own one, I don't feel that I am qualified. My Fiancee owns one but I am so easy to clean, just put me in the shower, Ha Ha.


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