Cleaning kitchen is an uphill task for many people. 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! I have listed some awesome kitchen cleaning hacks that will keep your cooking place hygienic and germ-free-
You need some eco friendly material to clean the sink including baking soda, sponge, lemon peel (orange peel can also be used), vinegar, paper towel and olive oil. Remove any food bits and dishes from the drain and give your sink a quick wash. Sprinkle baking soda on the entire sink and scrub it with a soft sponge in circular movement. Wash basin with vinegar as it will remove hard water stains and disinfect your sink. Rub the sink with sponge and wash it with water. Take a lemon peel and rub the basin using it. This will give it a shiny look. Polish the sink with olive oil using paper towel.
Once you have prepared smoothie, it’s a difficult process to clean the blender. To make it easy and quick, simply pour some lukewarm water and liquid soap in it. Turn it on for few minutes. Now wash off with plain water.
In order to clean the sink tap, take a piece of wax paper and rub over it. This will help clean the water spots.
Shine up dull spots on your copper pots (or on any small copper item) by dipping a cotton swab in ketchup and applying. Wipe it off, then polish with a cotton cloth.
Glass cleaner will give your stainless steel sink and appliances the same streak-free shine that it does for glass and mirrors. Using a glass cleaner will also help to remove any fingerprints. Don’t want to use a glass cleaner due to chemicals? Just apply some dry flour onto a microfiber cloth and buff it into your stainless steel appliance, sink or counter. Then rinse it off and the surface should shine like new.
SANITIZE KITCHEN SPONGE
A kitchen sponge just might be the germiest spot in the house. To clean and sanitize a sponge, pop a wet kitchen sponge in the microwave for two minutes. Let it cool for a few more minutes before using it.
CLEAN GARBAGE DISPOSAL
Sprinkle a half cup of baking soda down the disposal then add one cup of white vinegar. The mixture will fizz and make a bit of noise, allow this to work for a few minutes while you boil a kettle of hot water. Pour boiling water down the drain.
CLEAN BURNED POTS OR PAN
Adding one cup of hot water and one cup of vinegar to the burnt pot, then let it boil. Take the pot or pan off the burner and turn off the stove. Now add in 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda to the mix. Allow the baking soda to fizz and do its work for a few minutes before emptying the mixture from the pot. Scrub the pot with the abrasive side of your sponge for few secs and rinse it thoroughly.
CLEAN STOVE BURNERS
Baking soda works great to clean those dirty stove burners. When mixed together, they fight grease incredibly well. Make a paste from baking soda and water, then apply it to the tough spot. Give it about 20 minutes to sit, then scrub and rinse the burner.
Eventually, stainless steel silverware and cooking knives can begin to get spotty with rust, especially if you use the dishwasher to clean them. Just take your rusted silverware or cooking knives and soak them in a glass of lemon juice for a couple of minutes. The rust will loosen up, making it easy to scrub away just make sure to hand dry it afterwards!
WOODEN CUTTING BOARD
Wooden cutting boards often get grimy on the surface. To freshen up your cutting board, sprinkle some coarse salt and then use half a lemon (cut side down) to scrub the board. Make sure to squeeze some lemon juice as you go and then let it sit for 5 minutes. Scrape the dirty liquid off and then rinse with some water.