Top 6 Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Your kitchen is one of the most-used areas in your home so it’s not surprising that it also has some of the toughest spots to clean. Majority of us resort to high-grade kitchen cleaning products hoping that it could save us time but not all cleaning products are created equal.
We’ve come up with alternative cleaning solutions which are not only effective but eco-friendly too. Check out the list and share if you’ve tried any of these cleaning solutions at home.
1. Baking Soda
Everyone would agree that baking soda is the king of cleaning. From floors to ovens, baking soda is one of the best, most reliable and probably the cheapest cleaner out there. Use baking soda to clean your stove and other kitchen appliances. It’s safer and has less to no smell at all when used compared to chemical-based cleaners.
You can also clean your kitchen floor tiles or backsplash with baking soda. Simply mix equal parts with water in a container and you now have a homemade floor cleaner.
Salt is another cheap alternative cleaner. Add salt to half a lemon and then rub it on your wooden cutting board. This doesn’t only clean the surface, but it also disinfects and degreases the surface.
You can also clean your cast iron with salt. Start by adding two tablespoons of oil on the pan and turn the heat on medium. Once the pan is heated, add three tablespoons of salt. Use kitchen tongs and paper towel to scour the pan then rinse.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia
Are you looking to clean the stains on your stone counters with a cheap alternative? Then a few drops of ammonia should do the trick. Mix it with a few drops of ammonia and water, and you’re good to go. It can even remove small scratches!
You can easily clean your stove burners with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda as well. This cleaning mix is your ultimate grease remover. You can also use this to clean the sides and top of your stove.
4. White Vinegar
Another kitchen staple that comes in handy when cleaning is white vinegar. Mix it with baking soda, salt, and boiling water to have a silver cleaner and can quickly remove tarnish. If you want to get some sparkling dishes, it’s also a great rinse aid.
Don’t forget your kitchen sink! Clean your sink by mixing one part of water and one part white vinegar and place it on a spray bottle. Spray the surface of the sink with the mixture and counter the smell of the vinegar by rinsing it with soapy water.
Not every homemaker knows this but lemon is a great cleaning aid, too. It is a weak acid and is often used with salt that serves as an abrasive. However, you can also use it to clean your microwave. To do this, slice one lemon in half, add it into a microwavable container with water. Wait for it to boil and let it sit and steam clean your microwave. Once you’re done, wipe it clean with a plain dry washcloth.
Lemon is also an excellent substitute for bleach. You can use it to remove stains and even disinfect your countertops. Pour 12 cups of water in a container and then and ¼ cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Use this in cleaning different surfaces and even when doing your laundry!
6. DIY Reusable Wipes
Disinfectant wipes are also crucial for cleaning. You can start by finding an empty container or mason jar where you can store your wipes. Start cutting 10 to 15 fabrics from scrap clothing to use as wipes.
To create your disinfectant, mix in a bowl 1 cup of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, eight drops of tea tree oil, lemon, and eucalyptus essential oil. Once you’re done with the solution, pour it on your container. Let the cloth soak and pull it when needed. Don’t throw away your rugs! Wash it in the laundry and reuse it.
Check out your cupboards for these kitchen and household items now. Start your clean cleaning journey with these useful and straightforward cleaning tips.