A clean kitchen is a sign of hygienic life. Cooking itself is a tiring task and so is cleaning up the kitchen. Almost everyone cleans up their kitchen every day before and after cooking. The key to cut some extra struggle while cleaning is you keep cleaning on the go. Suppose you are chopping some vegetables or fruits, keep a paper bag handy so that you can dispose of the waste in that thus saving your time and energy and not messing up your kitchen top. These time saving tricks will give you a clean and tidy kitchen with minimal effort.
10 Time saving kitchen cleaning hacks:-
You can clean the microwave easily with just some lemons and water. Take a bowl of water, add some pieces of lemons in it and heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes. Let it sit there for few more minutes, and then switch off the appliance. After that rub the interior of the appliance with a cotton cloth, your microwave will shine like new.
2. Remove Tarnish
Ketchup is not just for French fries. To remove tarnish from copper and brass pots and pans, dab some ketchup onto a soft cloth and gently rub. Rinse with warm water and voila!
3. Clean fridge
If you food stains your fridge shelves and you don’t want to scrub it almost every day place transparent food wrap on the shelves. When it’s dirty you can just peel it off and place a new one. Once placed it can be used for up to 15-20 days, obviously depending on use.
4. All-Purpose Spray
You need an all-purpose mix for cleaning countertops, walls and even the sink. Something that’s always on hand. You can use the basic, but effective vinegar-water solution. Or you could try this brilliant recipe – cut orange peels add 1 tbsp salt and let it sit for 15-20 minutes in a glass jar or bottle. Fill the container with equal parts white vinegar and water and let the solution sit for 2 weeks. (The longer it sits, the more effective it is). Strain the solution and fill a spray bottle with this all-purpose mixture. You can even add a few drops of essential oil and spray away. The best part is that the citrus scent overcomes the strong smell of vinegar and cleans better too.
5. Clean burned pots and pans
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.
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.
7. Oil stains
If you’re trying to mop up splattered oil on a stovetop or counter, grab some vegetable oil. Place a few drops of vegetable oil on a paper towel and wipe the oily surface, and prepare to be amazed when that greasy gunk comes right off.
8. Deodorize Smelly Kitchen Towels with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Kitchen towels are exposed to all kinds of food, drink and other grime – meaning they can soon stain and stink! If conventional laundry powder never seems to make them smell rosy, try using simple baking soda and vinegar (with optional essential oils) in the washing machine – those odors will just disappear.
9. Clean the Blender by Flicking a Switch
As delicious and nutritious as green smoothies are, cleaning the blender afterwards is no fun. Cut out this task completely by immediately filling the blender halfway with water and adding two drops of dish soap. Flick the switch and blend for a few seconds before rinsing clean.
10. Bottle Cleaner
Fill 3 quarters of a thin-necked bottle with warm water and add 1 tbsp of uncooked rice. Cup your hand over the opening, shake vigorously. Rinse and voila!