Kitchen Cleaning Tips


Citric fruit rinds will remove grease spots from oven tops.

Crumbled newspapers lining the vegetable compartments of a refrigerator will keep veggies crisp.

Don't buy special cleaners to get out baby formula stains, use a little isopropyl alcohol on the stain, then a regular stain remover.

Drain de-clogger: 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup vinegar. Pour baking soda down drain first then follow with the vinegar. Close drain and let sit until bubbling has stopped then follow with a bucket of hot boiling water.

Dry Mustard will remove onion odors from your hands or cutting board. Rub in, then rinse off.

For a fresh smelling fridge, keep a box of baking soda, a can filled with charcoal or dried coffee grounds or a cotton ball soaked in vanilla extract inside of it.

For cleaning Countertops, cupboards and walls just dip a cloth in warm water, Add dish soap and baking soda.

For more effective dishwashing, add a few tablespoons of vinegar along with the dishwashing detergent when washing dishes. The vinegar cuts the grease and leaves dishes sparkling.

Never use disinfectants to clean the fridge, foods will pick up taste and odor.

Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops Rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

Place bay leaves in kitchen drawers and in flour and sugar sacks to keep crawling insects away.

Run a cup of white vinegar through the entire cycle of an empty dishwasher. This will remove all soap film and leave it sparkling clean.

Run your sponges through your dishwasher every few days, and dispose of them every few weeks. They breed bacteria because they do not get the opportunity to dry out in between uses.

To clean coffee maker pour straight vinegar into it as if you are making the coffee, no filter is needed. Turn coffee maker on as if you were making a pot of coffee. Repeat this with a new batch of vinegar until it runs clear of calcium deposits.

To clean up spills in your oven, sprinkle the spills immediately with salt. When the oven has cooled, brush away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge.

To clean your blender in a jiffy, partly fill the container with the solution of warm water and liquid soap, secure the lid and run the motor for a few seconds. Drain the container, rinse it thoroughly, and set aside to dry thoroughly.

To clean your Garbage Disposal and drain,  If you've got a little old lemon, cut it in quarters and run it through your sink disposal to freshen your drain.

To disinfect smelly sponges, wash sponge thoroughly, then microwave it while it is wet, for a short period. When you see steam from the sponge, the bacteria in the sponge will be dead. Remove carefully, it will be hot! Wash the sponge thoroughly before use. **Make sure the sponge has no metal components!.

To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to boil on stovetop.

To keep your plastic containers from getting stained from tomato based foods, rub the inside with vegetable oil before placing the food in the container.

To remove hard-water and lime build-up in a teapot or kettle, pour in two cups of vinegar and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, then rinse well.

To remove mineral deposits in a tea pot or burnt spots on a coffee pot, put some ice cubes, cut-up lemon, and salt with a tad water and swish around and let sit overnight.

To remove skid marks on linoleum rub the spot with toothpaste before washing the floor.

To remove the odor of the flask or thermos, rinse it with curd and a pinch of salt.

To whiten an old stained sink, poor a half cup of salt in it and then scrub it with a lemon. Let it stand for a few minutes and rinse.

Wiping the inside of the fridge with vinegar helps prevent mildew because acid kills mildew fungus.