6 Timely Kitchen Cleaning Tips

6 Timely Kitchen Cleaning Tips
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    Keeping your kitchen clean can be a big challenge, something you can meet by consistently staying on top of the drudge.


The following are some helpful, even fun tips to help make your kitchen sparkle.

1. Microwave cleaning done right. Take four to five clean paper towels and soak these in water. Ring out lightly. Place in the microwave for three minutes and run it on high. The steam generated by the towels will loosen the build up inside. Once the towels are cool, use them to wipe down the inside of the microwave.

2. Clean greasy burners with ease. One way to keep your stove clean is to use the same burner. That way, you’ll only have to clean one. Around the holidays and other important gatherings, you’ll use more, but at other times use just one. When dirty, remove the grates and knobs if you can. Assemble a sponge, dish soap, scrub brush and paper towels. Apply a drop of dishwashing detergent to the sponge and begin wiping down the affected surface. Follow up with the scrub brush. Conclude with a damp paper towel then dry with a clean towel.

3. Attack coffee pot stains. This trick works for any embedded stain, but your coffee pot likely is the most egregious and visible example. When your coffee pot is cool, add in chopped ice, one or two tablespoons of salt and a cut up lemon. Grab the handle of the coffee pot and shake it in a swirling motion. The inside residue will soon come off, leaving the pot clean. Pour out the contents or use it to clean a different container. Wash out the coffee pot thoroughly to remove the remaining residue.

4. Handle embedded dirt with wisdom. You’re on the run and you have dirty dishes that will have to wait until later. Waiting, however will mean that food will soon cake onto the dishes, making it difficult to rinse off before placing them in the dishwasher. An easy solution is to fill your sink with hot water, add in a tablespoon of dish detergent, and include two ounces of white vinegar. Allow to soak and the vinegar will remove the food build up. Finish cleaning by hand or place the dishes in the dishwasher.

5. Remove the kitchen stink. The worst smell in your kitchen may follow the fish dinner your cooked. The most persistent smell likely comes from the garbage disposal, its odors hard to eradicate. Or at least you thought. One way to win the stink battle is to place a cup or two of ice cubes and adding an equal amount of vinegar. Turn on the disposal and let run until the cubes are gone. You’ll have a cleaned and deodorized garbage disposal to show for it.

6. Rescue that cast-iron pan. Did you know that liquid soap or any abrasive cleaner is the wrong thing to use with a cast-iron pan? What you can use is plain old household salt. Place two tablespoons of salt in the pan and wipe with a damp paper towel. Once clean and dried, coat the inside with cooking oil to restore its finish.

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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".