I am a cleaning freak in my kitchen! Well… Since I am not exactly a neat freak, I like to think of myself as a cleaning freak, because I am always trying to hack my way around my kitchen when it comes to cleaning. I think you’ll enjoy a few of my favorite kitchen cleaning tips.
Scouring Pad Gloves
Cut a regular Scotch Brite into sections. You will be gluing the sections to the different fingers and the palm area of the gloves.
This DIY scouring pad glove will make it easy for you when washing pots and pans and really dirty dishes. Just put on your gloves and scour away. No need to grab a scouring pad since your gloves are already designed for that.
Baby Power To Buff Stainless Steel Sink
Sometimes your stainless steel sink will need some extra cleaning and maintenance to get it all clean and shiny.
What you can do is use some baby powder to buff your sink to get it looking sparkly. Just sprinkle the powder after washing and drying, then use a sponge to rub the powder all over until it is no longer visible.
Toothbrush And Baking Soda
Do you have cups and mugs that aren’t smelling so pleasant? Or maybe they have some stain in them?
Use a toothbrush and some baking soda to dig into those cups and mugs and scour them to sparkly goodness once more.
Toothpaste And Onion
A lot of people like to use onions for cleaning up a grill. You can give an onion a boost and your grill a proper cleaning by adding some toothpaste.
Just put some toothpaste on the dirty grill or on the onion, and wipe that dirty grill clean. The toothpaste will help to break down bacteria and give your grill a fresh scent.
Tomato And Baking Soda
Did you know that tomatoes have effective cleaning properties in them? Yes, a delicious tomato can be used as a cleaning agent.
Pot some baking soda on half of a sturdy tomato and use to scour a dirty wood cutting board. Wooden cutting boards are delicate, so using natural cleaners is what is best for cleaning them.
Oven Grill Drying Rack
Not everyone has a place designated for drying dishes. And even if you do, there might be a time when you are short on space for drying all your dishes.
Place your oven grill on top of your kitchen sink. Set the wet dishes on top, and they will get the chance to drip or air dry.
Bread For Shining Faucets
Bread is made for eating. But there is nothing wrong with finding alternative uses for things in your pantry and household.
An old slice of bread is great for repurposing and using to shine your faucets. Use this trick when you only want to get your faucets shiny. Not when there is a lot of water that you need to get dried up.
Aluminum Foil Wrap And Steel Wool
Steel wool comes in handy for scouring pots and pans that need some extra work. But the steel wool needs a proper storage solution to prevent it from developing rust.
After allowing your steel wool to dry, wrap and store it in aluminum foil wrap. Storing your steel wool this way will help to prevent it from rusting.
Lime/Lemon And Salt Jar Scrub
Sometimes, canning jars will get rusty at the mouth after storing liquids in them for a while. Vinegar is also responsible for making the lids get rusty and passing it onto the mouth of a jar. This happens quite frequently with canning jars.
Use lime or lemon with some salt to scour the mouths of jars that have rust stains on them. Just put some salt onto the lime/lemon. Or cut the fruit in the middle and insert the salt and get scouring.
Clean Blender With Toothpick
The areas around the buttons on a blender can be hard to properly clean when there is food stuck in them.
A toothpick can come in handy here. Just use a toothpick to insert into those tight areas around the buttons and other crevices of the blender to properly clean them out. This should make cleaning a blender a lot easier for you.
- Make a Diy scouring pad gloves.
- Use baby powder to stuff stainless steel sink.
- Clean funky mugs and cups with toothbrush and baking soda.
- Use toothpaste and onion to clean grill.
- Clean wood cutting board with tomato and baking soda.
- Dry dishes on oven grill placed over kitchen sink.
- Use an old slice of bread for shining kitchen faucet.
- Store steel wool in aluminum foil wrap.
- Use lemon/lime with salt to scour glass jars.
- Clean blender crevices ith a toothpick.
If you find these tips helpful, feel free to comment and let me know. Do share a tip too if you have any to share.