Have you noticed just how difficult it is to clean your stove and your countertops, and to remove that stubborn grease that simply won’t go away? How much money have you invested in professional-grade cleaning products, hoping that they will dissolve the dirt and make it easier for you to clean your kitchen? If none of these solutions worked for you and you are looking for cheaper, better and eco-friendly alternatives, then you are in the right place, as here you will find no less than 40+ kitchen cleaning tips every woman should know!
Baking soda has tens of different uses: not only does it come in handy whenever you bake cakes and homemade bread, but it can also help you whiten your teeth and, most importantly, it can turn out to be a reliable, efficient, cheap and eco-friendly cleaner for your stove and kitchen appliances! Replace the conventional cleaner that bursts with dangerous chemicals and has an unpleasant odor with baking soda, and you will certainly not regret it!
The stove burner’s grates tend to be a magnet for dirt and grease, and that is perfectly understandable: whenever your frying pan drips a bit, it all gathers around the grates of your stove burners, thus making them very difficult to clean. As a matter of fact, most of us would rather have the grates replaced than spending time, money and energy cleaning them, but if you want to be a responsible homeowner and reduce your carbon footprint (while saving some money at the same time!), then you should definitely consider using some ammonia to clean them! Here is a tutorial that will show you just how easy it is to do that.
Stainless steel sinks have become the norm for every modern homeowner – easy to clean, durable and rather affordable, stainless steel sinks are definitely a great and hassle-free long-term investment. However, they can sometimes become greasy and dirty as well, so what is to be done when that happens? Check out this tutorial and see just how easy it is to make your stainless steel sinks shine and look as good as new!
Cleaning your kitchen sink and garbage disposal unit can be very challenging, and the truth is that there are many products designed to dissolve and eliminate the food remains and other debris that may clog your sink’s drainage. However, if you want an eco-friendly and cheaper alternative, then look no further than this one: you will be amazed to see just how powerful lemon can be, when combined with some vinegar and baking soda!
Lemon and vinegar can be used in many different ways around the kitchen: not only can you use these two seemingly magic ingredients to unclog your garbage disposal and to remove the grease from your stainless steel kitchen sink, but you can also use them to remove that unpleasant odor from your fridge. Some foods can give off a foul smell, one that does not go away easily – here is a hack that will help you keep both your fridge and your kitchen fresh and nice.
When it comes to cleaning our kitchen and all the adjacent appliances, we often overlook the microwave, when the truth is that it deserves all our attention. The microwave can get just as greasy as your kitchen sink or your stove, this is why it must be cleaned and degreased on a regular basis – and all you have to do is to fill a cup with water and add some lemon to it! Put it in the microwave and heat it up, as the steam will make the grease a lot easier to remove. Check it out!
The toaster is one of the most difficult kitchen appliances to clean – removing the small bread crumbs is one thing, as all toasters come with a small bread crumb tray nowadays, but what about the dirt and debris that tends to accumulate both on the inside and the outside of your toaster? Here is a simple, cost-effective and super speedy way to make your toaster squeaky clean – you will never have to worry about germs sticking to your morning breakfast toast ever again!
There are many different ways in which you can clean a blender – you can either do it under a basic water jet or you can use an old toothbrush to remove the fruits and veggies that often get stuck in there. However, if you are looking for an alternative to that, then here is the quickest and most efficient tip to clean your blender and make sure it will always work at full potential!
Baking soda may come in handy for degreasing your kitchen appliances and removing all germs and bacteria, but if you have a stainless steel toaster and you want to keep it as clean as possible, then you should definitely try this kitchen cleaning hack that involves some cream of tartar and a few drops of water. You can check out the before and after pictures in the tutorial to see just how efficient this basic mixture can turn out to be!
This is by far one of the most amazing kitchen cleaning tips you can possibly come across – who would have thought that you can easily remove all the grease and the baked-on food debris from your pan by simply adding a dryer sheet on top of it and filling the pan with warm water? When the hot water touches the sheet, it will result in grease-removing bubbles and the sheet will simply absorb all the dirt! Fast, effortless and super efficient!
Wooden cutting boards are notorious for being super difficult to clean, given the fact that they have a porous surface that creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. However, here is a new and inventive way to clean, degrease and disinfect your wooden cutting boards – all you need is half a lemon, a generous pinch of salt, several drops of water and a sponge that you can use to rub all the food particles off the cutting board!
Cleaning your cupboards can be very time-consuming, especially if you have not done it in a while and dirt has started to gather all around them. Fortunately, you now have the best alternative to the conventional cleaning products – the Liquid Bar Keepers Friend! Easy to use, strong and with a pleasant smell, this simple solution can work like magic and make your cupboards look as good as new! Check it out and try it on your own cupboards.
This is another alternative to the cleaning method described above, the one that involved water and lemons. You can easily achieve the same outstanding results with vinegar, some water, a few drops of lemon essential oil and a small toothpick that will help you reach those small, dirt-filled areas! Check out this method and see whether it appeals to you!
Just because a cleaning product is marketed as an “oven and grill cleaner”, it does not mean that you cannot use it on other products and appliances, provided that they are made from metal – ultimately, it is the same thing! Here is a great tutorial that will show you how to make the best of your conventional, multi-purpose Oven and Grill Cleaner, and just how easy it is to remove all the dirt and grime from your crockpot. This trick works even for the old and hardened dirt, which is known to be the most difficult one to remove – just make sure you have some hardcore metal brushes at your disposal!
If you want to keep your copper pots shiny, clean and bacteria-free, then you might want to take salt and vinegar into account! Vinegar is highly acidic, and this is precisely what makes it your best ally in the battle with hardened grease and dirt – add some salt to it, and its effect will be even more potent. As a matter of fact, vinegar and salt is the ultimate combination if you have decided to clean your entire kitchen – it can work on just about any surface!
We all know that conventional oven and grill cleaning products can be extremely irritating for your eyes and skin, especially if you do not wear gloves when using them – however, why expose yourself to the risk of developing irritation, asthma, bronchitis, allergies or other severe respiratory conditions, when you can use baking soda and achieve the exact same results? Here is how you can do it!
If there is one ingredient that is more powerful than vinegar or lemon juice, that is definitely baking soda! Cheap and readily available at just about any store or supermarket, baking soda can help you clean that greasy stove hood – if you have postponed cleaning it until now, then perhaps it is time to take the matter into your own hands and deal with it. Besides, you will be amazed to see just how easy it is!
As crazy as it may sound, the truth is that one of the most efficient ways to get rid of that greasy oil that gathers on your stove and around the kitchen is by using oil! They say that the easiest way to cure your hangover is by drinking alcohol in the morning, and the same principle applies to cleaning your kitchen oil splatters – be careful, though, as not any oil is suitable. Mineral oil is the best choice in this situation!
Hydrogen peroxide is the ultimate grease remover when combined with baking soda, and the before and after pics in this brief but conclusive tutorial certainly testify to that. Combine these two powerful and highly potent grease removers and use them to get rid of the grease stains around your stove burners, for good. You will never have to stress yourself and worry that your stove will get stained whenever you place the frying pan on it!
If you have one of those small, handy and portable vacuum cleaners for your car, then you will be surprised to hear that you can easily use it to clean your refrigerator coils as well! Here is a tutorial that will show you how you can easily use the vacuum not just for the coils, but also for your air condition system – both these devices attract dust like a magnet.
Is there anything more annoying and unsightly than having to deal with greasy kitchen cabinet doors? Have you noticed that no matter how hard you try to scrub it off, it simply does not go away? Here is a new way to get rid of the grease and all the dirt and grime that comes along with it, and you will be surprised that you have not tried it earlier!
Cleaning and degreasing your kitchen is not enough – you have to strive to keep it clean even when you cook or bake, as this will minimize the time you need to invest in cleaning it. Here is a tutorial that contains some useful tips, hints and pointers that will help you do just that!
Conventional cleaning products wreak havoc on the flora and fauna, and everybody knows that – if you are an environmentally-friendly person and you try to go green and minimize the impact of your activity on the surrounding environment, then the Heinz cleaning vinegar will definitely become your next best friend! This is an all-purpose cleaning product that can be used on just about any surface that is not reactive to highly acidic compounds.
Although many may regard hand washing the dishes as inconvenient, time-consuming or even old-fashioned, the truth is that it can save you way more money and trouble than the washing machine. The washing machine consumes a lot more water for cleaning and rinsing the dishes, which is counterproductive if you want to be eco-friendly or to lower your monthly utility bills. Check out all the other useful tips, too!
Spring is here, which means that now is the perfect time to clean your burners! If you ran out of ideas and you want to keep the costs associated with preparing your kitchen for spring to a minimum, then this tutorial will definitely come in handy, for it will offer you a deeper insight into the cheapest, easiest and most efficient environmentally-conscious ways of cleaning your burners!
As mentioned above, peroxide and baking soda make an outstanding team, and they are a great choice for cleaning your oven as well! Rust, grease, food particles and all the like – cleaning your oven can be a nightmare sometimes! However, this tutorial will show you how to get your oven ready for spring without investing too much time, money or energy in the cleaning process – just let the baking powder work on your behalf!
No matter if you have a stainless steel oven or fridge, dish soap can be easily combined with white vinegar for the best results – you can always count on this mixture to dissolve the grease and make it easier to remove right in front of your eyes! Check out this comprehensive tutorial to find out how you can make your own eco-friendly cleaner.
Glassware can be easily scratched, and that is certainly the last thing you want for your expensive glass baking trays! If you are looking for an alternative to the harsh metal or wired brushes that you would normally use for clay pots or wrought iron pots, then look no further than aluminum foil, for it can turn out to be the best glassware scrubber you have ever laid your eyes upon! Check out this tutorial and see for yourself.
Once again, cleaning a glass cooktop can be a very delicate process, as you certainly do not want to scratch it – the good news is that baking soda comes to the rescue yet again! Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the glass cooktop, then apply a wet towel right on top of it and turn the cooktop on for a few minutes – just enough for the water from the towel to dissolve the baking soda and enable its active compounds. Turn the cooktop off, allow it to cool for a while then simply use the towel to scrub off all the dirt! That’s it!
As you may already know, bleach does not work on wood or other porous materials, which means that it would be ineffective for a wooden cutting board. However, if you have a white plastic cutting board and you noticed it started to become yellow lately, then some bleach can really come in handy for whitening it all up, quickly and without too much effort! Check out this tutorial to see how it is done!
Are you tired of spending hours scrubbing off the grease and dirt from your kitchen appliances? Do you want to try something new for a change, something that will really help you save time and energy? Here are some of the best kitchen cleaning hacks/cleaning shortcuts that every woman should know. Fast and effortless!
It goes without saying that baking soda is an universal, natural all-round cleaner for your kitchenware and all the cups, trays and such – and here is how easily you can remove those bothersome and unaesthetic coffee stains from your cups! All you need is some baking soda and a fresh piece of cloth.
Just as the name of this product suggests, you can easily clean your crockpots – and the best thing about the product is that it does not give any unpleasant fumes or odors, unlike it happens with most of the products of its kind. Check out this tutorial to see just how easy it is to make your crockpots shine and look as good as new again, with a basic multi-purpose cleaning product.
Have you noticed that your sink fixtures start to get all stained, although you have recently cleaned them? Those white stains are not food or grease stains – they are hard water stains, which are very difficult to remove. However, vinegar comes to the rescue again – without damaging your fixtures in any way! Check out how easy it is to remove these stains by reading the tutorial above!
Once again, you can use the super-combo of peroxide and baking powder to clean your cookie sheets and trays and make them sparkle like never before! Here is a tutorial that will let you in on one of the most precious kitchen cleaning hacks – one that will show you that you do not need to replace your cookie sheets when they get dirty!
If there is one thing more unpleasant than seeing a stained and dirty wooden cutting board, that is having to keep up with the unpleasant foul smell coming from them, especially if you have cut meat on them recently. Do not throw the wooden cutting boards away just yet – instead, check out this tutorial to see the easy and natural way to deodorize and recondition them!
You can always hire a professional to clean your bathroom or kitchen appliances, especially if you have more than just a few – however, if you want to save some money and do it yourself, then you will certainly find the following tips and hints to be very helpful!
Reaching in-between the oven glass can seem impossible – yet, the grease and food remains always get stuck in there, therefore if they can do it, so can you! Here is a super easy and inventive hack that will help you clean between your oven glass without having to take it apart – all you need is a small metal hook and a clean piece of cloth!
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide will never let you down, and they can be a woman’s most trusted allies! Here is how you can use these two wonder cleaning ingredients to bring your old, stained and dirty cookie sheets back to life within minutes, instead of throwing them away and replace them with new ones.
Nobody likes a sticky grill, especially after you have finished your barbecue! Did you know that not only can you easily remove all the meat particles from your grill grates, but also prevent the grates from being sticky next time you cook your favorite meat with nothing more than half an onion?! All you have to do is to cut a medium-sized onion in half and rub it against the grates – it is that simple!
No matter if you have forgotten your milk on the stove for longer than you should have, or if you tried to caramelize some sugar and it got stuck on the pot, you can easily clean your burnt pot with some water and vinegar – and this in-depth tutorial will teach you how to do just that!
To conclude, there are three main ingredients that you must always have at your disposal, whenever you need a quick fix for your kitchen stove, appliances, crockpots, glassware and such: hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and baking soda. These are the three mighty natural cleaners that can save the day.