19 Amazing Kitchen Cleaning Tips
There’s a lot to do when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean. From removing grimes from cooktops and cookware to properly cleaning and storing dishes to ensure good hygiene, the work involved in cleaning your kitchen can be overwhelming.
By installing a modular layout from Kutchina, one of the leading modular kitchen brands in India, you can take that very important step to keep your kitchen space clean and organised. We have designed our modular kitchen layouts to best-suit Indian cooking styles which involve frequent use of spices and oil. The stain-resistance capacity of our modular layouts makes it easier for you to clean your kitchen space.
At Kutchina, we are committed to helping you prepare culinary delights amidst a space that promotes hassle-free cooking experience. As part of our commitment, we bring to you 19 easy and simple kitchen cleaning tips. You can also check 17 kitchen cleaning hacks here. Read on!
- Clean stubborn stains with hot water
Get rid of stubborn stains instantly by pouring hot water from at least a foot above the area.
- Keep your cleaning sponge fresh
Bacteria can thrive in your cleaning sponge faster than you might have thought of. Instead of keeping your cleaning sponge lying flat in the sink area, keep it upright by using a bulldog clip as a holder. This will keep the sponge dry and fresh.
- Clean gaps between your stove and countertop
Don’t let small food particles settle on the tiny gaps between your stove and countertop. Clean the area by placing a small, damp cloth over the gap and slide the knife top from one end to other.
- Clean your kitchen dustbins
Hate it when you have to clean your dustbins? Here’s a simple trick to clean your kitchen dustbins: use two garbage bags to double line your bins. The first bag will act as a barrier and catch all the spills that may leak out from the second bag.
- Clean stubborn white film on vases and bottles
Pour two to three tablespoons of white vinegar on the vases/bottles. Add a handful of uncooked white rice and shake vigorously while covering the opening with your hand.
- Use baby wipes when in hurry
Need to quickly clean your kitchen during unexpected guest visits? Grab onto some baby wipes and use them to wipe food particles off your appliances and countertop.
- Clean oil stains with salt
Sprinkle a dash of salt over oil stains; let the salt absorb the oil. Finish by using a damp cloth or a napkin to wipe off the area.
- Clean dish stains with cream of tartar
Apply a small paste of cream of tartar over dish stains. Let it sit for a while and wipe away with hot water.
- Clean discoloured copper cookware with ketchup
Ketchup is acidic and therefore it’s great for cleaning discoloured copper cookware. Apply a dab of ketchup on a discoloured copper cookware and use a scrub to wipe off the discolouration.
- Peel off stickers/labels easily
Soak papery stickers/labels with white vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes and scrape them away.
- Keep your stainless steel appliances smudge-free
Take a dab of mineral oil on a soft cleaning cloth and use it to wipe smudges and fingerprints off your stainless steel appliances and get a streak-free shine.
- Clean your mixer grinder/blender the easy way
After you are done with preparing your smoothie, half-fill the mixing jug with water and then add some cleaning solvent. Run the mixer grinder/blender with the water for a bit; this should do the job.
- Make oven tray cleaning easier
Prevent grease and oil from seeping through the trays by double lining your trays with alumina foil. This can help you avoid scrubbing thick grease that often builds up on trays and pans over time.
- Quickly clean the inside of your microwave oven
Place a bunch of wet paper towels inside your microwave oven and run the appliance for three to four minutes; the steam from the towels will soak and loosen the grimes, making it easier for you to wipe them off.
- Clean your toaster using a pastry brush
Use a soft pastry brush to clean small bread crumbs from even the unreachable areas o the inside of your toaster.
- Renew your cleaning sponges
Soak your cleaning sponges in warm water mixed with cleaning solvent, squeeze them to drain water, and heat them dry in your microwave oven for 60 seconds.
- Clean your kitchen window blinds using tongs
Wrap two small pieces of soft cleaning cloth on the two arms of a tong (you can use rubber bands). Apply a dab of cleaning solvent on the inner-facing side of each arms and easily clean window blinds.
- Clean floor tile grout
Sprinkle baking soda over dirty floor tile grout, and then spray cleaning vinegar on the area. Let it sit for two to four minutes, use a microfiber cleaning cloth or paper towels to wipe off the stubborn dirt.
- Clean kitchen taps using white vinegar
Take a small-sized sealable plastic pouch and half-fill it with white vinegar. Tape the pouch on the tap to soak the head/mouth. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, remove the pouch and use a brush to remove the stains that are left.
We hope these tips will help you keep your kitchen looking clean and shiny. Watch out this space for more tricks and tips!