3 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

If you love cooking, then you know your kitchen has to always be in top-notch shape for whenever you’re ready to use it. That means when you’re creating your home maintenance to-do list, you should put a couple of activities for your kitchen. From replacing the boiler feed pumps to more simple tasks like taking care of the trash, you shouldn’t keep anything off-limits. Here are a few things to add to that list if you’re not doing that already.

  • Wash your dishwasher

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The fact that your dishwasher keeps your dishes clean does not mean it doesn’t get dirty as well. So after a while, you should pay attention to cleaning out the machine so that it can continue functioning smoothly. For example, if yours has a filter, remove it, and clean it in the sink. Also, remove any debris that may be in the drain and spray arms so that they don’t get clogged. Remember to clean the sink after you’ve completed this task so that it doesn’t also become clogged. Try your best not to leave it dirty overnight; otherwise, you’ll find it harder to clean in the morning. If you want an efficient machine, then don’t skip this maintenance step and try your best to do it at least once a month. 

  • Descale your utensils and appliances

As gross as this sounds, it will save you money that you might need to purchase new ones. Descaling involves removing any mineral deposits that may have built up over time due to frequent use. Appliances like coffee makers, dishwashers, and ice makers will need descaling once every now and then. Doing this will keep them working for longer and more efficiently. They are descaling solutions you can purchase on the market to make this easy for you. As well you could make your own from water and vinegar, or citric acid for something that’s less pungent. When it comes to utensils, a good soak in warm water will do the hard work of softening the gunk so that they are easier to clean. Whatever the case, you can research the best way to do it by going online, and you are good to go. 

  • Don’t forget the stovetop

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Some things that any cook will have to deal with are splashes and spills, and if you have a fancy cooktop, you cannot risk ruining it. So clean spills up as quickly as you can before they dry up. And at least once a month, dedicate some time into scrubbing the area, not forgetting all the little corners. You can use warm, soapy water or any solution that can take off any residue from cooking. Apart from cleaning the top of the stove, consider other parts, and make sure all the connections are secure.

Taking care of your kitchen shouldn’t be too much of a daunting task with the right help. While some maintenance activities are simple, there are others you should leave to the experts, for example, if it involves electricity, water or both. Also, if you need to replace any parts or appliances, make sure you’re getting them from a reliable organisation.


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