5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easy
Everyone dreads cleaning their kitchen because it is hands-down the most difficult thing in the house. Reaching those nooks and crannies on your countertops, cleaning that over-boiled milk from the stove, cleaning the insides of a dirty microwave or oven and most importantly cleaning the pots all of these are extremely time-taking and back-breaking tasks.
If anything, this month’s long quarantine has taught us that these mundane tasks take up most of our time, so we found the perfect fix to all your problems!
1. Quick Fix For Shiny Granite Countertops
The timeless and resilient nature of granite makes it one of the most popular countertop choices for interior designers and homeowners but all that comes at a cost. Not only do you need to spend money on buying these beautiful countertops but you need to spend time and money on their maintenance too! Don’t worry that’s just a tiny amount and with our homemade DIY cleaner for granite backsplash and countertops, you may have to spend nothing!
- Take a 16-ounce spray bottle and pour ¼ cups of rubbing alcohol into it.
- Then add a few drops of laundry detergent and fill with water.
- Your DIY granite cleaner is ready to use!
Make sure you never use steel wool or any other abrasive material because granite is a porous material, and you damage the sealant eventually damaging the granite. Always use a clean microfiber cloth to rub in the spray on the counter.
2. Say No More To Greasy Vents!
Ever tried looking up at the vents of the range hood? You’d be surprised and disgusted at the same time! They play a vital role in trapping the cooking grease that’s why they are so disgusting but don’t worry we have the perfect way to clean them and the best part is that you don’t even have to get your hands dirty!
In just two simple steps you can give these filters the cleansing they deserve!
- Take a large stockpot, enough to fit the filter. Fill it with water.
- Bring the water to boil and slowly add ¼ cups of Baking Soda, make sure you add it slowly or the baking soda will not fizz up
Allow the vents to boil in the mixture and watch them get rid of the dirt. It is definitely oddly satisfying. The results will shock you and give your kitchen’s range hood a fresh look.
3. Goodbye Dirty Pots and Pans
If you’re like me and have forgotten things on the stove and burnt them completely then this hack is a must for you! We promise you that before mom gets home, our quick and easy cleaning hack will return the pot to its original glory! This is a must-learn kitchen cleaning hack especially if you have hanging pots and pans in your kitchen.
- Put the burnt pot/pan on the stove again and add just enough water to fully submerge the stains.
- Now add one or two cups of baking soda and let it simmer for 15 minutes to half an hour.
- The most stubborn burnt layers will easily come off. You may need to repeat the process but it will definitely come off!
Wash the pan and it will look as good as new!
4. Grease Free Boxes and Containers
Containers, plastic boxes, and other storage utensils need your attention as much as your pots do! An easy but a little time taking fix is applying lemon to the stained areas and letting it sit for a while and then gently scrub off the grease and grime. If you’re in a hurry this quick fix is the way to go all you need are three things, easily available in your home! Water, Towel Paper and Dishsoap.
- Start by putting warm water and dish soap in the container or plastic box.
- Then add a few torn pieces of towel paper in the box and seal the lid.
- Shake the box for at least one minute, the results are just shocking! Rinse the box to reveal a squeaky-clean container.
Your daily lunch boxes will always be shining with this simple hack!
5. Clean The Dishwasher So It Can Clean Everything Else
You may have never thought about it, but your dishwasher needs cleaning, not only to just run and clean effectively but also to make it last longer. The food residues, hard water stains, greasy deposits or drainage issues in your dishwasher can be cleaned in 3 easy steps! All you need is some white vinegar and some baking soda.
- First, inspect the inside of your dishwasher, remove the lower rack and remove any foreign particles, to your surprise there are a lot of things here like shells, bones, pieces of glass and plastic etc.
- Take a small dishwasher safe bowl and pour in white vinegar. Set it on the top rack and run a complete cycle on the hottest setting.
- Once this is done, sprinkle baking soda into the bottom of your dishwasher and run it through another quick cycle on the hottest setting.
Repeat these steps almost every 3 months to keep your dishwasher working effectively.
We hope that we made your cleaning a little easier, try these hacks and let us know which one worked the best for you!