“I can’t wait to clean my kitchen today!” says no one ever.
Your kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in your home when you think of the number of grease spills, meat fragments, and utensil clutter.
There are many ways to avoid this frustrating occasion by cleaning as you go and or keeping kitchen items organized and in order. However, this is not always possible when you have work on the daily, a family to take care of and the daily ups and downs to deal with.
Today, we give you 9 simple and genius kitchen cleaning hacks using everyday items to leave it and ready for your next cooking session.
1. Use Baking Soda
Using baking soda to clean your utensils and stainless steel is a well-known hack, but did you know you can also use this amazing substance to clean your floors as well? Oh yes, you can. Its abrasive nature makes it perfect for cleaning between crevices on tiles. Just pour a half cup of baking soda into two gallons of water then scrub with a small brush or sponge.
2. Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most versatile cleaning agents you can have in your home. From cleaning wounds to cleaning wood, it works wonders. To clean your counters and other surfaces to remove stains and leave them sparkling just add some hydrogen peroxide to water with a few drops of ammonia and you’re all set.
3. Use Salt
Salt is a great cleaning agent for tough stains due to its abrasive nature. Therefore, it makes a great item to use when cleaning your cast iron skillet. Just place the pot on the fire, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place on medium heat, once the oil is heated pour in 3 tablespoons of salt. Use a tong or towel to hold the pot while you give it a good scrub, the heat will make it much easier to remove all the grime and burns.
4. Use White Vinegar
If your kitchen has wood floors, you can restore back to their natural state with some good ole’ white vinegar. In a bucket add one part vinegar to nine parts of water, your floors will be left dazzling.
5. Use Ketchup
Using Ketchup to clean? Are you joking? Actually, no! Ketchup is surprisingly one of the best cleaning agents out there. You can use to Ketchup to clean and shine utensils, brass items, pots, and pans. Just add some to a piece of cloth and voila, magic!
6. Use Dishwashing Soap
Dishwashing soap is a no-brainer, after all, it was made to clean dishes, right? But, you can use this cleaning agent to also clean walls, backsplashes, cupboards and more. Just add some to water and you’re all set.
7. Use Alka-Seltzer
You might only use Alka Seltzer tablets to soothe your heartburn after cooking up a storm in the kitchen, but it can also be used to clean your kitchen. Just drop two tablets into some water and use it to clean vases and other glassware.
8. Use Ammonia
Ammonia is a very useful cleaning agent even though its smell is not the most pleasant, which means it has to be used sparingly. Use ammonia to clean hard areas like grates on your stove and inside your oven. Just add some ammonia to a small amount of water to create a paste, rub it onto the surface you want to clean, let it rest for a few minutes then scrub with a brush.
9. Use Cooking Oil
Looking to remove stubborn dust from places like your stove hood and fridge top, just use cooking oil to wipe away dirt and grime and leave them sparkling for the next few days. Just use it sparingly as too much cooking oil can leave your fixtures and furniture slippery. Here’s a full tutorial.