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September 5, 2014 ribblevalley

Cleaning Tips 101: Kitchen Area

The kitchen seems to be the most difficult place to clean from the entire house. Women would rather dust the furniture for hours than clean the appliances in the kitchen. However, by taking into consideration the following tips for kitchen cleaning, you will be able to do the job in no time, without considerable effort and even without spending money on expensive cleaning products. Here is how to clean the most problematic appliances:

The blender.

Most people who have one love it because it gives them the chance to consume healthy foods. The downside of using it is the fact that it needs to be cleaned. Fortunately, this does not have to be difficult. Even though it is tempting to put the pitcher aside after emptying it, add some water and a few drops of liquid soap. Then put it back on the blender and start the machine for half a minute. All that’s left on the walls of the pitcher will be easily removed and a simple rinse with water will finish the job.

The microwave oven.

When it comes to kitchen cleaning all housewives hate the microwave oven. This is because they don’t know how to clean it easier. Placing some wet paper towels in it and turning it on for several minutes will do the trick. The steam they produce will help remove the stains and the dirt easier. Only take the towels out of the oven when they cool down and use them for wiping the interior of the oven for removing all dirt. If the oven smells bad, put a cup of water in which you have mixed half a cup of lemon juice in it and start it for several minutes. Leave the mixture in there for another ten minutes.

The coffee pot.

Unless you do something to this pot, it will soon start looking brownish and ruin all your kitchen cleaning efforts. Ice, salt and lemon is all you need. Put ice in the pot up to its quarter; add the juice from half a lemon and two tablespoons of salt. Swirl the pot containing this mixture for a few minutes and then rinse it with water. You will then have a clean pot.

The cast-iron pan.

This is a tricky part of the kitchen cleaning process. Extra care is needed with the cast-iron pan in order to keep its non-stick surface intact. This makes it hard to clean, but not impossible, if you keep in mind the following trick. If plain water and a dishcloth don’t clean it completely, use some paper towels and a few tablespoons of salt for rubbing it. Don’t worry about the oiled surface because you can have it back by spraying some cooking oil on the clean pan.

Rubbish disposal.

This is not necessarily the most difficult, but definitely the most unpleasant part of kitchen cleaning. It can only take a minute if you use some ice cubes made of water mixed with vinegar in equal proportions. Grind these cubes in the garbage disposal and you are done.

Share with us your kitchen cleaning stories; we’d love to hear how you’ve done it yourselves. See you in the comments!

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