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Kitchen Cleaning: The Secrets of Natural Products

Kitchen cleaning with natural productsI hope you’ll agree with me, that:

The kitchen is the heart and soul of the house.

It is where the magic happens. The amount of love that a mother puts in preparing a quality meal for the family is recognizable.

But the secrets of kitchen cleaning could be a little bit mysterious and the efficient kitchen cleaning could be a little challenging.

Why Do We Need to Keep the Kitchen Clean?

The kitchen is where the meals are prepared and sometimes where they are eaten. It needs to be in top condition to avoid nasty situations like food poisoning and microbes or infections. You don’t want to eat off a dirty kitchen counter or to eat food that has been prepared using dirty utensils, now do you?

But using a lot of products doesn’t mean that your kitchen is squeaky clean. In fact, too many products can cause allergy or can represent a health hazard, especially in the presence of children. We can use some effective products, but we need to know what we are using and why we are using them.

The kitchen is better cleaned by continuous removal of food leftovers and cooking residues as soon as possible.

The longer you wait the harder the cleaning gets. You need to make sure that your utensils and appliances are clean so that they are healthy to use.

It is also advised to use the least amount of chemicals while we are cleaning our kitchen or the utensils we use inside. Whether we like it or not, and no matter how hard you clean, sometimes there is a residue of these harmful chemicals. These chemicals cause different kinds of allergies and can be poisonous, too.

The best cleaning tools are already present in your kitchen or your fridge. All you need is to find the right and effective steps to use them.

How Do We Clean Different Utensils And Appliances?

  • If you are a health enthusiast or if you are trying to consume more antioxidants to stay healthy, then you probably know that the worst thing about preparing smoothies and shakes is cleaning after you’re done. Cleaning the blender can be a nightmare if you left it overnight after using it to prepare that delicious green smoothie. Those little particles tend to stick and they seem never to go away.

However, cleaning that green healthy mess is no big deal. The secret is to put some water with a little dish soap in the pitcher right after using it. Switch on the blender for half a minute and rinse it out. Voila! No residue.

  • Coffee lovers know that is has its virtue and its vice. If you are struggling with those nasty stubborn coffee stains on the glass jug of your coffee maker, then you have come to the right place. You need to fill the jug with ice and add the juice of 2 lemons and 2 tablespoons of salt. Let this mixture sit in for a minute or so and you will see that the brown haze is already gone. Your coffee maker will look as good as new.
  • The microwave is a life saver, especially if you are tight on time. To clean the microwave you just need some wet paper towels, then you can switch it on for 3 minutes. The steam works wonders with the sticky stubborn grime on the walls of your microwave. To remove the smell of food, you can put a bowl of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let it swirl in for 3 minutes. This also dissolves the fats stuck to the walls and the door of your microwave. Just use some paper towels to wipe those fats away and your microwave will have an instant make over.
  • Sometimes, a mug of your favorite coffee is all what you need to kick start your day, but who can enjoy their coffee in a dirty mug? No matter how hot the water you use to clean your coffee mugs, there will still be some stains that won’t just go away. To clean dirty coffee mugs just scrub them with some vinegar and salt. This mixture removes all the tough brown stains that ruin the appearance of your favorite mug. This trick also works for your Fine China; they will always look clean and bright.
  • Cast-Iron pans are tough to clean because you can’t risk scrubbing them with something that is too abrasive or they might lose their non-stick properties. If a pan is not clean after wiping it with some dish soap and paper towels, then you can use some salt. Salt will dissolve the fats and you can later rub the insides of the pan with some cooking oil.
  • The top of your stove will always be subject to some minor or major spilling accidents. Fast forward a few days, and you have a stove top that is full of sticky burnt unidentified particles. Even, if you manage to remove those particles regularly, still a metal stove might look dull after years of cooking and using. To return back its shine, you can use some baking soda and vinegar. Let this sit for half an hour, then scrub this with a rough cloth. This will make your stove top shine. This will also remove all the stuck food particles.
  • To clean the cheese grater, you can use a clean pastry brush to remove the grates after using it. If you leave them too long they might stick, but this way ensures that your grater stays clean.
Keeping your kitchen clean is not impossible. But here are a few more tips that will help you on your mission.
Take it easy. Schedule a little amount of work every day after dinner for example. Spending a lot of hours to clean the kitchen every several weeks can be overwhelming and frustrating.
Always work from top to bottom. If you start by cleaning the floor, you might end up cleaning it again after you wipe off food left overs.
Toss away the things you don’t need. Take a few minutes every other week to go through your junk. Make sure that you are not keeping things that you aren’t using.
Do it as soon as possible. The longer you wait to clean a spill or a spot, the harder it gets.

Following these simple and easy instructions will help you keep your kitchen clean and healthy.

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