If you want easy kitchen cleaning tricks, you are in the right place. These easy tips will keep your kitchen cleaner and let you have fun while doing them. From cutting boards to kitchen kettles, your kitchen will sparkle and shine.
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Kitchen Cleaning Tricks
Follow our step-by-step guide that will help you save time and money.
1. Clean fruit and veggies without harsh chemicals
Scrub fresh produce with a mixture of baking soda and water to remove grit, grime, and pesticides.
2. Give the coffee grinder a clean new look
To remove stuck-on grinds, toss a few chunks of stale bread into the small appliance, pulse, then dump the crumbs. The coffee will stick to the bread!
3. Clean cast iron without causing rust
Scrubbing cast-iron pans with soapy water is a no-no. It strips away the magic of the pan. Instead, clean cast iron with a salt scrub to remove stuck bits of food. Pour a cup of coarse kosher salt into a warm skillet, then scour with a Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan. Rinse with hot water and dry with another towel.
4. Make an electric kettle glimmer
Limescale often builds up on electric kettles, French presses, and other metal kitchen tools. To make them shimmer and shine like they’re brand new, scrub them with 1 part vinegar to 1 part water.
If there are no electrical elements to what you’re cleaning, go ahead and soak the metal in the solution or fill a kettle with vinegar water. And let it sit overnight.
5. De-crust a microwave
Get an Angry Mama, pop it in the microwave, and let it cruise around the turntable for a minute. This double-whammy hack loosens all that gross caked-on stuff inside the microwave (making it easier to wipe away later).
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6. Combat cross-contamination
It’s always wise to have two cutting boards — one for raw meat, one for everything else. It’ll help separate raw meat juices (ew) from raw fruit and veggies, keeping you and your family safe from cross-contamination.
7. Bring new life to wooden spoons
When wooden spoons don’t look (or smell) like they used to, boil them in a pot of water and leave them lying in the sun to dry.
8. Keep wooden cutting boards looking new
Scrub a wooden cutting board with coarse salt and massage with half a lemon to clean away food particles and smells. To keep wooden boards in tip-top condition, once a month, condition by scrubbing with food-grade mineral oil.
9. Put an end to slippery cutting boards
Need a little traction underneath a wooden cutting board? Place a damp dishtowel under the board to keep it from slipping and sliding across the countertop.
10. Keep sponges dry
Use an upside-down binder clip as a cute little stand to keep a kitchen sponge upright. It’ll dry faster and stay ick-free for longer. Plus, decreasing moisture in the sponge means germs, mold, and stink have less chance to build up.
11. Learn to fight fires
If your fire extinguisher isn’t within reach (in your kitchen, it should be), before stopping, dropping, and rolling, sprinkle baking soda onto a small grease or electrical fire to extinguish the flames. When heated, baking soda releases carbon dioxide, which helps stifle the fire. It is always a good idea to have a kitchen fire extinguisher on hand in case of a kitchen fire.
12. Keep knives sharp
Remember to sharpen your knives. Get a good knife sharpener.
Another way to preserve sharpness: After chopping, transfer food to a pan or bowl using the back of a knife rather than drawing the blade across the cutting board.
And remember, kids, a sharper knife is a safer knife. Sometimes it is just time to get new knives.
13. Remove icky cooking smells from your hands
Neutralize garlic- or onion-scented hands by rubbing them with lemon juice and baking soda.
14. Keep recipes clean
This means keeping your phone clean. We are all cooking using our phones these days, and you want to keep them safe and out of the way. But handy so you can check the recipe often. You can use a flexible phone holder that is perfect for keeping your phone clean and nearby.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.
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