7 Cleaning Hacks For Your Kitchen

Your kitchen goes through a lot in a week and in a year with spills, burns and cooking messes. It is the most heavily used room in your home and also requires the most cleaning.

It is important to clean your kitchen regularly as germs stuck in corners of the kitchen cabinets to the floor can cause a variety of illnesses. Thorough cleaning of your kitchen ensures the good health of your family.

Sink area
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We have kitchen cleaning hacks for you that helps you degrease and sanitize your kitchen in less time. What’s important is that we are using natural ingredients that do not harm your health.

Try these cleaning ideas to change your cleaning routine and to keep your kitchen clean, sparking and free from toxic chemicals.


Natural overnight cleaning for your oven

Cleaning oven
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Easily fill a spray bottle with one-third cup of white vinegar, one-third cup of water and a half cup of baking soda and use it to remove the grates and coat inside the oven after it has cooled.

Avoid the heating elements in the oven. After coating the oven with the homemade solution, close the door, go to sleep and let the solution do its job for up to 12 hours. When you wake up, use soapy water to clean the oven and dry it using a cloth.


Use lemon and vinegar to polish wood surfaces

Fill a bottle with part lemon oil and part white vinegar. Spray the DIY wood polish onto a dry microfiber cloth and use it to wipe your wood cabinets, pantry door and baseboards. This homemade wood polish solution will leave a lovely scent and shine on your wood surfaces.


Lemony fresh scent for your chopping board

Lemon and salt on chopping board
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Lemon is also great for cleaning your chopping board instead of using commercial cleaners. All you have to do is to sprinkle your butcher block or cutting board with coarse salt and then scour the surface with a half-cut lemon. Squeeze the lemon lightly to release the juice. Then let the salt and lemon sit for around 5 minutes before scraping it off and rinsing with a clean wet sponge.


Solution for burnt pots and pans

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Vinegar and baking soda can clean almost about anything and you can use this powerful combination to clean burnt pots and pans.

Fill the burnt pot or pan with 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water and then boil the content over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat after the water starts boiling and add two tablespoons of baking soda. The mixture will start fizzing and once it stops, empty the content from your pot or pan and scrub it thoroughly with a rough sponge or scouring pad. Add extra baking soda to get rid of stubborn stains. Rinse and dry.


Sparkling kitchen tiles

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Ever wondered how to get rid of the dirt lying in the grout of your kitchen tiles? Whether you have large or small tiles, it is unsightly to see dirt on the tiles and in the grout.

Sprinkle baking soda over your kitchen tiles and spray the tiles with a bottle filled with cleaning vinegar or a quarter cup of bleach. Let the combination fizzle for a few minutes and scrub the dirt away. You can use toothbrush for clearing the dirt in the grout. Don’t wait too long as the dirt will settle back in.


Toothbrush as a scrub

Another use for your toothbrush besides using it to scrub away the dirt in the grout of your kitchen tiles is to use it to scrub off the dirt on the underside of your sink’s garbage disposal guard. Turn the flap inside out and scrub off any food waste but not before soaking your toothbrush in an anti-grease solution.


Make your kitchen faucet shine again

There is a really quick and fuss free way to clean your kitchen faucet to make it shine once again. All you have to do is to add the solution of vinegar and soda to a Ziploc bag and cover the faucet with the bag. Tie the bag to the faucet with a rubber band and wait for an hour before you remove it. Wipe off the solution and scrub off stubborn rust with a toothbrush.


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