Essential Cleaning for Kitchen!
Maintaining a spick and span kitchen can sometimes be quite a burdensome task. But it is crucially important to have a hygienic kitchen to have a healthy lifestyle.
1. Cleaning the Refrigerator
- Having an immaculate refrigerator is pivotal for having a healthy lifestyle.
- At least once a week, empty the refrigerator (it would be more convenient for you to do this just before restocking).
- clean the whole fridge, with the help of a cloth immersed in cool soapy water.
For the monthly clean;
- Remove all the shelves and drawers of the fridge, and wipe them using a cool damp cloth.
- Wipe down the interior of the fridge as well. You can use an old toothbrush to clean tough spots.
- If your shelves are made of glass, let them warm up to room temperature and then wipe them with warm water. (so that there is no risk of shattering)
- Dry everything using an old towel.
- Wipe the exterior of the fridge as well and polish it using a microfiber cloth.
- If your fridge has a freezer, clean it monthly using the same steps.
2. Cleaning the Hobs
It is crucial to have well-kept hobs for efficient cooking. To clean these:-
- Remove all parts of the hobs (if there are any removable parts).
- Put them in a sink filled with soapy water.
- Now, use a damp cloth to remove any food or grime stuck on the hobs.
- To remove the grease: spray some distilled vinegar onto the hobs and rub them with a cloth. To clean tougher spots, use a light scourer and cream cleaner.
- Then rinse the parts of the hobs, that were in the sink and dry them (you can use a microfiber cloth for this).
- Use an old toothbrush to clean around the gas burner.
3. Cleaning the Oven
It is very important to clean the oven regularly – every two weeks, as the dirt and grime that gets collected there, actually affects the taste of the food made in it.
To clean it, follow these steps:-
- Make a paste of baking soda and water – 1 cup baking soda and 4-6 tablespoons of water (regulate the quantity according to your need).
- Apply the paste around the inside of the oven. If you have a gas oven, don’t apply the paste to the area where the gas comes through. And if you have an electric oven, don’t apply the paste to the heating elements.
- Take out the dirty racks from the oven, and place them in the sink. Sprinkle baking soda on these, and then pour some vinegar on top, so that foam is created.
- When they stop foaming, plug the sink and run hot water into it until the racks are completely immersed.
Now leave the racks and oven like this overnight.
- Then wipe everything clean using a damp cloth.
- If the paste is tough to remove at any spot, spurt some vinegar there or you can use a gentle scourer.
- Dry off everything.
We hope that these cleaning hacks would help you towards having a dapper kitchen!