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How to Clean Kitchen Appliances

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Kitchen appliances can get very messy, very quickly. Fishy smells, crusty surfaces and greasy spots happen, but you can easily fix the issue with natural cleaning solutions that will restore your beloved appliances to their former glory!

How to Clean Kitchen AppliancesHow to Clean Kitchen Appliances

Refrigerator/Microwave
Ingredients: 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of hot water, 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Instructions: Add two parts of hot water to one part of vinegar into a spray bottle. Next add the lemon essential oil. Spray the inside of the fridge or microwave, let it stand for a minute or two, then wipe the inside with a damp cloth.
Why It Works: This helps tackle the dirtiness and helps sanitize and eliminate odors.
 
Oven
Ingredients: 1/2 cup of baking soda, a few tablespoons of water, white vinegar
Instructions: Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with enough water to create a spreadable paste. Spread the paste around oven, avoiding heating elements. Let the paste sit overnight. After a few hours, wipe the dried paste from the oven. Next, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray onto the remainder of the paste left in the over. This will cause the mixture to foam up, allowing you to clean the remainder of the oven.
Why It Works: It removes grease and tough stains in addition to eliminating any odors.
 
Stove Top
Ingredients: white vinegar, baking soda
Instructions: Wipe the stove top with a damp cloth to remove debris and light grease. Use a spray bottle to spray the top with white vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda over the top of the surface. Put a towel in hot water, ring out the towel, and place it over the stove top. Let the mixture sit under the damp towel for about 15 minutes. Finally rinse, wring, and scrub the top of the stove until the surface is clean. If needed, use a razor blade or edge of a utensil to scrape off any debris still left on the surface. Finally, wipe the stove top with vinegar once more for a final shining and polishing.
Why It Works: It loosens up the grease and hardened contents that cake on to the stove top.
 

How to Clean Kitchen AppliancesHow to Clean Kitchen Appliances

 
Dishwasher
Ingredients: white vinegar, baking soda
Instructions: Remove the bottom dish rack and clear any gunk stuck in the bottom and near the drain. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher safe container on the top rack of the dishwasher. Run the dishwasher through a hot water cycle. Sprinkle a cup of baking soda across the bottom of the dishwasher and run it through a hot water cycle. Don’t forget to put the bottom rack back in the dishwasher.
 
Why It Works: The vinegar washes away grime and odors while the baking soda ensures a fresh smell and a brightened and stain-free interior.
 
There’s no appliance mess that can’t be resolved with a few basic pantry items and a little elbow grease, so whip up these easy cleaning recipes and keep those pieces looking shiny and new!
 
Cleaning Recipe Source: thekitchn.com & popsugar.com
 

How to Clean Kitchen Appliances

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