The kitchen is still the most contaminated place in all the houses . These bacteria can cause a number of different diseases, such as influenza and colds. That’s why deep cleaning is crucial to your health and that of your family.
At WittyBubbles, we are always looking forward to making your life easier with every article we write and we are pleased to present you our new collection of tips for impeccable cooking.
Clean the ventilation grids of an extractor
To see the place in your kitchen that collects the most fat, you have to look up. Ventilation ducts in your extractor can be very dirty. To clean them, proceed as follows:
- Removes the vents from the ventilation duct
- Boil water in a large stainless steel saucepan
- Gradually add about 1/4 cup of baking soda until bubbles appear in boiling water. Be careful not to add too much at a time!
- Let the grills boil in this mixture
- If you use a small saucepan, you will have to return the grates several times, leaving them to rest each time about 60 seconds
- Look how fat is coming off
After this process, the grids will look like new!
Wash the kitchen tiles to refurbish
Whether big or small, all types of tiles get dirty a lot. So, let’s use some chemistry !
- Sprinkle baking soda on the tiles
- Use a fogger filled with vinegar (or 1/4 cup of bleach) and spray on baking soda
- Let it rest for a few minutes.
- Removes dirt
- Do not wait too long to repeat this type of cleaning: otherwise, after a while, the dirt will come back
Thoroughly clean a pan
Refurbishing the stoves and pans is a job that is easy enough, if you know this trick.
- Pour a thin layer of water into the pan
- Pour a few drops of vinegar into it
- On the stove, bring this mixture to a boil over medium-high heat
- Remove the pan from the range and add a handful of baking soda gradually to avoid surface bubbles
- Empty the pan and start rubbing
- If you need it, you can rub stubborn stains with a little soda paste ( mixture of baking soda plus water until you get a kind of paste )
Clean the sponge of the kitchen
Sponges can transfer a ton of bacteria as they move from plate to plate, so you should clean them at least once every two days. And there is a trick for that:
- To soften the sponge and succeed in removing all the dirt and oils, put it in your microwave with a glass of water for a few minutes, at maximum power. This will also eliminate all bacteria.
- You can put it in your dishwasher with plates and use a long wash cycle. This will remove bad odors.
Your sponge will regain all its cleanliness of yesteryear ! Do not keep it too long either.
Clean stains in a stainless steel sink
There are ways to remove stains from sinks when they are stainless steel (this is not always the case!). The following 4 things will help you do this:
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Baking soda paste (diluted with water or a small amount of vinegar)
- Detergent with hydrogen peroxide (mix thoroughly)
- Vinegar with detergent
Of course, you can try using stainless steel sponges, but if you do not have one or you do not want to buy one, we are sure you will have some of these products in your kitchen.
Remove grease from baking dishes
Cooking dishes are often stained hard to remove. Do this to refurbish them :
- Covers the stained part with a mixture of detergent and baking soda
- Pour hot water on it and let it sit for 15 minutes
- Take a piece of aluminum foil and crumple it
- Rub the plate with it, until all the stain disappears
Make a tool to easily clean worktops
The easiest way to clean hard-to-reach places is to take a wet towel and wrap it around a butter knife . Then add a little cleaning fluid to remove dirt from places that are difficult to access.
Clean your gas stove without touching it
Here is a trick that does not involve washing anything.
- Take a Ziploc bag and fill it with 1/4 cup of ammonia
- Put your burner inside and close the bag
- Do not put too much ammonia: it is the gases that do the work, not the solution.
- Let it sit all night
- Wipe dirt with a damp sponge or towel
Make the kitchen tap shine again
Cleaning faucets will be much easier and faster if you use the following trick:
- Take a Ziploc bag or a small plastic bag
- Add a mixture of vinegar and baking soda (There must be enough to cover the entire room)
- Put it around the faucet
- Secure the bag with a rubber band
Wait about an hour before removing the bag. Clean up the excess and rub the rust with an old toothbrush.
Something better than a dustpan
This little tip will help you clean your floors. Instead of using a dustpan after sweeping the surface, use a damp paper towel or baby wipe. Put the dust on it, lift it and clean what’s left with the clean side of the wipe.
Clean the refrigerator
To end the unpleasant odors of the refrigerator, wash it with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, or else:
- Put potato peels in your fridge
- Cut the halves of orange or lemon, and stick on a good amount of clove. Place them on one of the shelves
- If you like vanilla, take a cotton pad soaked with vanilla extract and put it in a bowl in the fridge
- One of the least known things you can use is activated charcoal. Place it on the top shelf (or on each shelf)
Do you know different tips for cleaning your kitchen? Share with us your cleaning secrets in the comments below!
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