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Quick Tips To Clean Your Kitchen

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by padmaiyangar, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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    QUICK TIPS TO CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN
    Here are a few tips you can use to maintain a clean kitchen space without exerting too much effort.

    To keep steel wool pads from rusting, store them in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer after using. Run them under hot water the next time you have to use it. The pads will wear out before they ever rust.

    To easily remove food from the bottom of a pan, cover it in water and add a drop or two of liquid detergent to it. Bring to a boil. This will make cleaning burnt food on utensils easy

    If food boils over in the oven, sprinkle the burnt surface with a little salt. This will stop smoke and odour and make the spot easier to clean. You can use a metal spatula to rub off the spills. Use a damp sponge to clean off.

    To remove the odour of garlic from hands, wet hands with water and then rub them with a spoonful of salt and rinse. Repeat, if needed

    when stacking non-stick pans in kitchen cabinets, place a paper plate between the pans. This will prevent the pans from getting scratched, thus prolonging their life

    Never put a cover on anything that is cooked in milk, unless you want to spend time cleaning up the stove when it boils over!

    After chopping garlic or onions, rub a freshly cut lemon over both the knife blade and the cutting board to help remove the garlic scent.

    To safely clean coffee makers, enameled cast-iron pots and similar equipment, put 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda in the pot and pour boiling water over it.

    To easily clean your blender, fill the blender container with warm water, add a few drops of liquid detergent, blend for 30 seconds and rinse well

    KEEP THE STINK OUT OF YOUR FRIDGE

    Items stored in refrigerators sometimes emit an unpleasant odour. To get rid of it, soak a piece of cotton in a favorite essence of yours (like vanilla/lemon/ice-cream) and keep it preferably on the top shelf (may be next to the eggs). When you open the refrigerator, it will greet you with a welcome fragrance! A piece of fresh lime also helps in reducing the unpleasant odour. This is a must-do especially if you tend to keep chopped onions in the fridge regularly.

    KEEP YOUR GAS OVEN SPARKLING CLEAN

    Your burners and ovens often accumulate greasy grime that is just not easy to scrub away. Here’s a solution: pour a tablespoon of vinegar on a sponge and wipe the stains on the gas stove carefully. This will make them come off easily. Then clean the stove the usual way, with some detergent and water. Your gas burner will sparkle like a new one. Of course, don’t let the water filter into the burner where the flame comes from, since it takes a long time to dry till which your burner’s useless.
     
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  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks Padma for the cleaning tips in kitchen with minimal items.
    I indeed needed one for cleaning the oven.
    Sriniketan
     
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Bronze IL'ite

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    Padma, I will definitely try the vinegar tip for cleaning the burner.

    A small dish filled with baking soda will also eliminate odors when placed in the fridge/cabinets.

    When peeling oranges or any citrus fruit, put the rinds in the sink and run the garbage disposal. This will eliminate plumbing odors and fill the kitchen wth citrus smell.
     
  4. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks Padma these are really useful tips for everyday use.
     
  5. Moonbeams

    Moonbeams Bronze IL'ite

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    Wow, those tips were useful.Thanks for sharing.Looking forward fr more..
     
  6. vivbass

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    thanx for ur useful tips:2thumbsup:
     
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    wonderfull tips...today my kichen will be a mess.it will help me.
     
  8. hsarvani

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    Very useful tips.... :)
     
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    Thanks for these very useful tips. Looking forward for more tips.

    Sreechandra
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the burner cleaning tips. Im going to try it today.
     

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