Finally! A Permanent Solution for Cleaning Kitchen Appliances
Itís something we have to do pretty much every day. And for some of us, we have to do it several times a day. No one likes cleaning their kitchen, but itís just a very necessary part of life. And this helpful article over at the House Logic website sheds light on Cleaning Your Kitchen Appliances the Easy Way.
Got an appliance that needs some tender loving care and cleaning? Look no further! Weíve got all the answers right here. Not only will your appliances look better afterwards, theyíll even run better too!
Like you refrigerator, for instance. As they say, thereís no dirtier place in the world than behind your refrigerator. So what do you do about it? You move your fridge out from the wall once in a while. Get someone to help you if itís too heavy for one person. Now sweep all of that grunge out of there with a broom and dust pan. Next, get the mop and a bucket of hot soapy water! Then scrub that corner squeaky clean. Scrub it until itís clean enough to eat off of.
Once the floorís dry, give the back of your fridge some attention. You know all those black coils? Get the vacuum cleaner out and vacuum the dust off of them. If that doesnít work, dip an old toothbrush into some hot water and gently brush the coils off, one by one. Believe it or not, this simple act can make your fridge live longer! When the coils are covered in dust and debris, it has to work much harder to keep your fridge cold. When you remove all of that crap, energy is freed up and it can work more efficiently. Makes sense, huh? Another way to keep your refrigerator running smoothly is to make sure the gaskets are sealing the doors properly. If they arenít you might need some new gaskets! You can take a look in the original ownerís manual if you need to order more.
And now we move inside the fridge! Take everything out of it, placing items in a cooler with an ice pack and sealing the lid tightly. Next, mix up a concoction of 50 per cent warm water, 50 per cent vinegar and scrub that refrigerator out. Take out the drawers on the bottom and fill them up with warm soapy vinegar water too. Let them soak for a few minutes before washing and rinsing them out. Donít forget all of the shelves and the inside of the door. Then take a dry towel and dry it all off. Once your fridge is completely clean and dry, then put all of the food back in and close the door. Next, itís time to do the same thing with the freezer!
Moving on to the stove. In feng shui, the oven is considered to be the main generator in the house and is very important for this reason. Itís believed it can even generate great prosperity if you take care of it properly! Keep your oven clean, inside and out. Wipe it down every day after you cook with it, and wipe out the inside too. To properly clean your stove top, first fill your sink with hot soapy water. Put your burnerís drip plates in there, along with any detachable knobs and even the hood vent if you can fit it in there. Let all of these items soak for at least two hours before you scrub them. You may need to do this more than once if they are particularly dirty.
Just as with your refrigerator, itís always a good idea to move your stove out from the wall once in a while and clean behind it. Get someone to help you if itís too heavy for you to handle. Sweep up all the crumbs and use a vacuum cleaner to get to the tough bits. Then mop the floor til itís squeaky clean! A lot of ovens are self-cleaning these days, but still many are not. If you donít have a self-cleaning oven, donít fret about it. Take the racks out, then make a thick paste with baking soda and water and coat the inside of your oven with it. Leave it overnight, then scrub the ovenís interior the next morning. It will be a lot easier to remove the dirt at this point, and you will not have to use any toxic chemicals.
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