The kitchen is the epicentre of the home. It’s where we spend a considerable amount of time as well as eating, drinking and socialising, which means it gets dirty pretty quickly!
We thought we’d provide you with some useful tips that you can factor into your daily/weekly kitchen cleaning routine – not just wiping down surfaces but all out warfare on grease and appliance cleaning!
1. You’re not wiping handles and knobs
Cupboard doors and knobs are arguably parts of our kitchens we touch most out of any surface. From opening the fridge, to touching bottles and jars with unwashed hands, we’ve all been there.
Wipe down handles, knobs, buttons and taps regularly with an antibacterial solution to minimise the transfer of bacteria from one surface to another. Some key bacteria hotspots include microwave buttons, oven doors, fridge handles, taps and kettle handles.
2. You’re not using lemon and baking soda to loosen up burnt-in residue
If you’re fed up of scrubbing away at your coffee pot and baking trays, you’ve got to try this miracle hack for lifting burnt food away easily.
All you need to do is mix lemon and baking soda and rub it into the burnt area. Give it a good few minutes to work into the burn and keep rubbing (we like using the back of a wooden spoon). You’ll find the burnt particles come away very easily. Once you’re satisfied with how much has come off, wash the item as usual.
3. You’re not cleaning your cooker hood filter regularly
You might not see or notice this very often but if you’re a keen cook, the chances are you use it a lot. We’re talking about your cooker hood filter.
Check your manufacturer’s website for the model of your cooker hood to find out how recommend you clean it. It takes a matter of minutes and will totally improve the efficiency of your appliance. Of course, that means more chips for us all.