The 2020 survey done by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) found that 78% of adults said that they felt that their home could be cleaner. Having a clean kitchen is imperative, as any bacteria and germs could end up in your food, making you seriously ill. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals and toxic products to clean your kitchen though. There are plenty of natural kitchen cleaning hacks that will ultimately save you time and money.
Easy Oven Cleaning
If you look after your household oven and clean it regularly, it could last up to 15 years. Making your oven last longer is easy: you just need to remove any grease and food residues that can cause damage, corrode wiring, and even cause a domestic fire in your kitchen. You don’t need to call in the professionals to clean your oven though: this job can be done using natural products, and even things you can find in your kitchen cupboard. Remove the oven racks and soak them in hot, soapy water overnight – you can use your bathtub for this. After the racks have been soaked, you can clean off grease easily with a soft cloth or thick paper towel. The inside of your oven can be cleaned easily using a paste made from baking soda and water. Simply use the paste to scrub the inside of the oven, and then wipe it away using a solution of vinegar and water. Doing this regularly could extend the life of your oven by several years.
Surfaces And Cutting Boards
Research has found that the average chopping board has 200% more bacteria on the surface than your average toilet seat. This bacteria can cause serious illness, such as salmonella and e-Coli. If you have wooden or bamboo chopping boards, it can be particularly difficult to get them properly clean due to the grain of the wood. One of the quickest and easiest way to clean work surfaces and chopping boards, even wooden ones, is to use salt and lemon. Sprinkle the surface you’re cleaning with coarse salt, rub over a lemon cut in half, and then leave this for ten minutes. You should then wipe away the salt and lemon using warm water and a clean, soft cloth.
Easy All-Purpose Cleaner
Lemons and other citrus fruit are incredibly good for all-purpose cleaning, because they are a natural antiseptic, and also antibacterial. Lemons are not only a natural bleach, but they also smell great. You can make your own all-purpose kitchen cleaner by placing the leftover peel from lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits into a Mason jar filled with water for a couple of weeks. All you need to do then is strain off the peel, and put the liquid into a spray container, ready to use.
Vinegar is also an amazing cleaner for kitchen appliances. You can clean microwave with vinegar and use it for cleaning the oven, heaters, and kitchen surfaces. Kitchen cleaning is easy with natural ingredients. You will be removing dirt, germs and bacteria, and your kitchen will smell fresh and beautiful.