How to Clean a Sink with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Making Your Kitchen Life Easier
In this article, we are going to discuss a few tips that will help keep your kitchen smelling good and looking in tip-top shape. It will also address how to make your overall kitchen experience that much more pleasant.
Products To Keep On Hand
The first item we will look at is baby oil. Do you have any idea what baby oil can be used for? If you guessed stainless steel, you are correct! Baby oil can be used to buff up stainless steel, making it look its very best. Buff your stainless steel with some baby oil and it will be streak free, looking like new.
Surely, most of us have heard of using baking soda to keep our refrigerators smelling clean and fresh. Can you guess what else could be used? Lemon. You read it correctly, Lemon! Cut a lemon in half and keep it in your fridge, to keep it smelling clean and fresh all the time. However, lemon has other uses besides just being a deodorizing agent. It can be used to clean your microwave oven and kitchen surfaces.
To clean the inside of your oven, squeeze half a lemon into a microwavable dish or container and mix it with about one and a quarter cups of water. Microwave the solution on high for about 5 minutes. When it's done heating, carefully remove it from inside the microwave. You'll see that you can then grab a soft dishcloth and wipe the inside of your microwave with ease. The condensation on the walls and roof, caused by the steam, will make wiping the interior of the microwave an easy task. The lemon can be used to clean kitchen surfaces too. However, avoid using it on marble and granite, as lemon will corrode such surfaces.
Frequency Equals Ease
Another quick tip is to clean as you go. As things are used and get dirty, clean them while you're there. That's much better than just letting dirt and grease build up over time, eventually forcing you to set aside hours so you can clean it all the same time. Due diligence now, will save you time and work later.
An often neglected idea is to keep your knives sharp. A sharper knife will require less effort on your behalf, while dull knives will keep you much busier than you need to be. Less time and effort cutting things, means less chance of an accident happening. However, always exercise caution when handling knives. Safety is first, always remember. Incidentally, a clever way of sharpening knives is by using the bottom of mugs. That's a helpful tip to know when there's no sharpener around.
Another common problem that plagues people is when the sink gets blocked, or water either drains very slowly or it doesn't drain at all. A good remedy for such a problem is to take a bottle of white vinegar and pour it into the sink. With the vinegar, also pour a nice dose of bicarbonate of soda.
Finally, use a steam mop for your floors. Why? It allows you to cut your floor cleaning time in half. Not only that, your floor will be twice as clean and look twice as good.
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