Tips to Keep your Kitchen Looking Spotless
1. Remove Stains from Granite or stone counter tops with Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is not just a mild disinfectant you use to clean minor cuts, burns or bruise! You can use it to remove stains from your Granite or stone kitchen counters. For simple stains like ink or fruit juice just spray with Hydrogen Peroxide and use a clean cloth to scrub the spot gently. Always remember that stone and Granite countertops should be resealed once a year. For more information on Granite Countertops, see Bob Vila's recommendations.
2. Use Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide for tiled countertops and tables
Baking soda is not only used for cooking cakes or cookies or pastries! To clean those countertops or tables with tiles, just sprinkle the top with baking soda and spray hydrogen peroxide over it. Then use a sponge and scrub gently. Once those tiles have been scrubbed, use a warm damp sponge to remove any residue. Contractors recommend doing this once or twice a week to keep those tiled countertops and tabletops looking new!
For stains or those caused by a spilled liquid, make a mixture using three parts baking soda to one part water. For simple stains, just apply the mixture to the spot and scrub with a soft brush, not a hard one because we don’t want scratches. For harder stains, smear it over the stained spot and cover with a damp paper towel. Leave that in place for one to two hours, then remove the paper towel and clean with a slightly damp soft cloth.
3. Baking Soda is great for cleaning tiled floors, too!
For your tiled floor, mix a half cup of baking soda with two gallons of water. Then use a mop or scrub brush to clean the floor.
4. For Stainless Steel Sinks or Pots and Pans use Baking Soda and White Vinegar
Sprinkle the Baking Soda into the sink or pan. Pour white vinegar on a sponge and scrub the stains away. It will foam up; this is proof that it is cleaning! Repeat if necessary.
5. For Removing grime from Cupboards and Door Handles use Baking Soda and Coconut Oil (the solid kind)
Blend one part Baking Soda with two Parts Coconut Oil. Smear this over those cupboard doors and handles, covering their grime filled areas. Use an old toothbrush for small, tight spaces and spots with grooves in them. Then use a soft cloth, I like a microfiber cloth, to finish up the cleaning.
6. For that dirty oven use Baking Soda
Even if it is a self-cleaning oven, this tip will make cleaning so much easier, and there is no horrific smell while it is working! Just dump the baking soda on the bottom of the oven, making a layer ¼ to ½ inch thick and sprinkle water over that to dampen the baking soda. Leave it in the oven overnight and in the morning wipe off the baking soda. It will look brown, now. Then use a scrub brush for any tough spots. Finish up the cleaning using vinegar and water mixture (half white vinegar and half water) for a rinse, and now you have a clean oven without that awful smells! That is much safer for birds if you have any for pets!
7. Use salt to clean your cast iron pots and pans
Salt is the most common compound found in the kitchen, commonly used for cooking. It can be used for cleaning cast iron pots and pans too. Heat around two tablespoons of oil. Add three spoons of salt to it. Remove from heat and attach a paper towel to a stick or use a scrubbing sponge, and scrub the pot or pan. It will remove hardened sediments from the surface. Cooling with water and clean using ordinary dishwashing soap afterward. You will be amazed how clean those cast iron pots and pans will look!
8. White vinegar helps shine wooden floors
Vinegar has other use besides for cooking. It helps shine wooden floors. Mix 9 parts of water with 1 part white vinegar in a pail. Then use that solution to scrub wood portions of your kitchen, including your cupboards. This is a cheap way to make your kitchen look spic and span!
9. Wipe those dirty splatters away
There are two kinds of splatters that make kitchen walls look dirty. Water-based splatters such as ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, etc and oil-based splatters that happen from frying foods. Just use a water soaked paper napkin or sponge to scrub those water-based splatters and soapy water for those oil-based ones. It’s so easy to keep the kitchen walls clean using these two tips!
Of course, if you are pressed for time, keeping the kitchen clean is not easy to do, so you may want to consider hiring a professional house cleaning service! They will help you have a clean kitchen! Just call Eastside House Cleaning to get a quote!