Kitchen

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks: Prepare for the Holidays

Having the whole family over for the holidays?

Don’t feel like your kitchen is clean enough?

Here are some great hacks for each part of your kitchen!


Vent Hood:

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Whether you have the KOBE CH9142SQB1MIELE DA3690GE MONOGRAM ZV800SJSS or another vent hood this cleaning hack will make sure they are extra clean.

 

 

To start you will need borax.

Fill the sink with hot water and add 1/4 cup borax.

Put the grease filled filter in the sink for 15 minutes.

With gloves on, go and swish the filters around in the water to loosen up the remaining grease.  You can also use an old rag or some paper towel to wipe off any leftover grease from the corners.

Rinse once more under hot water. Repeat if necessary.

Bonus tip: Clean borax water on a paper towel or rag, will wipe clean the underside of the hood vent too.

Gas Stove Grates:

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Tired of scrubbing those greasy grates? Try this hack!
What you need: Ammonia and a Large Ziploc bag
Fill the bag with 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with ONE of the burners in a Ziploc bag and let it sit overnight or 12 hours.
*The ammonia is not what cleans the grate – it is the fumes so DO NOT use more than 1/4 cup of ammonia!
**Place bag away from sleeping area.  Place in backyard or garage to avoid inhaling the fumes as much as possible.

***When opening bag use gloves and turn head away from the bag.


Any Oven:

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Constant back pain from bending down to clean your oven?  NO MORE PAIN WITH THIS HACK!
Grab yourself:
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Extreme Scrub Scour Pad
  • Damp Rag
  • Dry microfiber cloth

Combine 1 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon of dish soap and slowly add water in a bowl to create a paste-like consistency.  With a larger or dirtier oven, you may double the ingredients.

With gloves on, use your hands to evenly spread the mixture all over your oven.  This is safe to use on the glass door as well.

Leave oven open to prevent dripping and let sit for 15 minutes.

Wet your scrub pad and scrub around the oven.  Rinse pad when necessary in the sink and continue to scrub oven.

Once the oven is scrubbed take a wet rag to wipe off any residue.

To dry oven use a dry microfiber rag to wipe completely.  This will give your oven a nice clean shine!


Thought we forgot about your fridge?  The hardest working and most important appliance in your household?  Your precious Bosch Benchmark B36BT830NSSAMSUNG RF28M9580SRKITCHENAID KRFC704FBSMIELE MasterCool Series KF1903SF or MIELE MasterCool Series KF1903SF?   Nope!  Here are some special hacks for that special appliance.

blog3Every day you should be wiping up any spills, throwing out expired foods, and placing anything that has the chance of leaking on a plate to prevent them from leaving a nasty smell.

Every Week you should wipe down the doors, handles, and top of your fridge with a damp microfiber cloth with mild dish soap and water.  If you have a stainless steel fridge use a store brand of stainless-steel cleaner.

Every month empty out your fridge so you can clean those shelves.  Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart of hot water.  Wipe down with a damp cloth and then dry with a clean towel.  The baking soda will also help get rid of any odors.  Soap and detergent are not safe to use because your food can absorb the scent and chemicals.

 

Got more hacks? Let us know! Happy Cleaning!

Hacks courtesy of BuzzFeed.

 

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