Do you love it when your kitchen sparkles and shines, but hate all the efforts and energy it takes to get it clean? Well, you’re not alone; I can feel your pain. Cleaning kitchen can be time-consuming, expensive, tiring and frustrating. You spend hours cleaning the kitchen and half of the time it doesn’t even get cleaned properly. If you are tired of spending so many hours on this and you are looking for easy, cheap and better alternatives, then you are in the right place, here you’ll find no less than 10+ kitchen cleaning hacks that every woman should know!

Make Your Vents Look New

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In your kitchen, your vents collect the most grease. They are placed right above the stove and due to heat it quickly collects the grease.

What to do:

  • Boil water in a large stainless steel container and take out the vent.
  • Add about a ¼ cup of baking soda slowly. Don’t add too much at a time.
  • Let the vents boil in this mixture for 60 seconds. If you have a small container, then turn it over and make sure every side should be in mixture for 60 seconds. 

Kitchen Tiles

Due to heat and cooking, tiles get sticky and harbor a lot of dirt. Large or small- any type of tiles collects can get filthy.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 ¼ cup baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution on the tiles and scrub it with a toothbrush.
  • If the dirt doesn’t come off, then add a ½ cup of liquid soap in the solution.

Sanitise The Chopping Board

cleaning wooden board

Wooden boards are great for chopping and dicing but their porous surface makes them susceptible to stains and odors.

What to do: 

  • Sprinkle salt on the board.
  • Take a lemon and cut it in half. Wipe the board back and forth with lemon and watch stains and odors disappear.

Cleaning Burnt Utensils

burnt container

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No matter if you have forgotten your milk on the stove for longer than you should have, or if you tried to caramelize some sugar and it got stuck on the pot, you can easily clean your burnt vessel with the following tips.

What to do:

  • Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar in the burnt vessel.
  • Let the solution boil.
  • Once boiling, remove it from the heat and put it in the sink and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • When the mixture stops fizzing, empty the container and scrub it with a hard sponge.
  • Add extra baking soda, if the vessel is not cleaned.

The Kitchen Sponge

While cleaning kitchen we tend to forget cleaning our sponges, which leads to transfer a ton of bacteria from one place to another. So clean them at least once in a day.

What to do:

  • To soften the sponge and make the dirt and oils unstuck from it- microwave the sponge with a glass of water for a few minutes on high.

Burnt Stove

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Usually, we avoid cleaning the burned stove because it’s hot. Ammonia is the ultimate grease remover, so use it to get rid of the grease stains around your stove burners, for good.

What to do:

  • Pour a ¼ cup of ammonia in a Ziploc bag. Do not use more than that.
  • Put your stove burner in it and lock the bag.
  • Leave the burner in the solution for 8-9 hours.
  • Wipe off the gunk with a sponge.

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Make The Kitchen Faucets Shine Again

Stainless faucets have become the norm for every modern homeowner- easy to clean, durable and affordable. However, sometimes they can get dirty as well or have spots on them.

What to do:

  • Pour a solution of vinegar and baking soda, in a Ziploc bag or in a small plastic bag.
  • Put the bag over the faucet. Make sure the faucet is dipped in the solution.
  • Tie the bag around the faucet. 
  • Leave it like this for an hour and wipe off the rest of the solution.

Get Rid Of Water Spots On Glasses

Vinegar works very well to make glasses shine.

What to do: 

  • Just soak a paper towel in vinegar and rub it on glass gently.
  • Let the glasses dry.

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These above-mentioned points will surely make your life easier. So, put them to use and keep your kitchen squeaky clean. 

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