10 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know...
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
We’ve came across an article on the amazing Ideal Home who have tracked down some ingenious and stylish kitchen appliances with clever easy-clean features, to make your everyday easier. Here we go;
1. An oven that cleans itself!
Cleaning the oven has to be one of the worst jobs around the house.. that was, until we discovered the oven that cleans itself! Yes, really — numerous of companies including Samsung & Bosch have launched a range of pyrolytic ovens that clean themselves at the touch of a button. They heat up to an intense 480°, turning grease, stains and burnt-on food to dust! All you have to do is wipe it clean with a damp cloth. It’s a genius time-saving solution that offers hassle-free cleaning.
2. Give your washing machine a clean…
Every now and again it’s a good idea to clean your washing machine, keeping it in great condition and smelling fresh. And, it’s not actually as difficult and time-consuming as you might think. Simply remove the detergent drawer, soak in hot water and remove any residue. Need to clean the drum? Add a cup of white vinegar to it, set your machine to a hot cycle, then once finished open the door and let it dry. Finally, wipe around the rubber seal of the machine with a damp cloth. See — we said it was simple.
3. Deep clean your chopping board
Need to freshen up your wooden chopping board? Simply halve a lemon, pour a generous amount of salt on the board, and use the lemon as if it were a sponge to scrub off any old residue. Leave for ten minutes then rinse with water and leave to dry. Simple.
4. Invest in a easy-wipe induction hob
Sauce splashes can be a nightmare to get off a hob. In the past, cleaning involved lifting off the heavy metal pan supports and cleaning around the gas burners and temperature controls. But, invest in an induction hob and cleaning is made so much easier. Using electromagnetic waves to emit heat just to the pan surface, spillages won’t stick to the hob surface and all you’ll need is a damp cloth to wipe any stains away.
5. Put your hood up
Cooker hoods are a key appliance for your kitchen, and considerably cut down the amount of airborne grease, smoke and condensation. This stylish T-Shaped Hood has two grease filters, meaning your kitchen units and worktops will stay cleaner for longer.
6. Let your freezer do the hard work
We all dread the day the fridge or freezer starts frosting up, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to go through the inconvenience of letting it defrost – while all your freezer food starts to spoil. Fortunately, there are plenty of frost-free models around so you’ll never have to defrost the freezer again.
7. Use lemons for limescale
To get rid of limescale in your kettle, simply fill it with water and lots of lemon juice. Let it soak for an hour, boil the kettle, empty and rinse.
8. Don’t forget the bins
Bins can harbour odours long after you’ve changed the bag. To avoid this, wash and dry the bin, and sprinkle a few spoonfuls of baking powder in the bottom. It really works.
9. Leave the dishes… to the dishwasher
Cooking can be therapeutic, but it’s not so much fun facing all those dirty dishes and pans after the meal. This is where dishwashers come into their own, but in a small kitchen you may not think there’s room to fit one. Fear not, there are a whole variety of slimline models to suit your everyday needs.
Contact us today to discuss any of the above time-saving appliances.