Kitchen appliances need regular care and maintenance to function better and for longer. Here are some useful, simple tips to help you prepare your cleaning plan that takes less time and effort.
We all love our kitchen appliances, or at least we should because they make our lives a lot easier, by storing our food and creating a low temperature, washing our dishes or cooking our meals. No doubt, kitchen appliances need to be cleaned and maintained, if not dirt and grease creates a welcoming environment for all kinds of bacteria and pests. And trust me, if you forget about the regular cleaning at least once, it starts to add up. The grease has a tendency to stick to almost all kinds of surfaces, and if you leave it be for a few days, chances are you won’t be able to remove it that easily. And since we’ve seen many people go through all this cleaning battles, we decided to gather these tips, which will help you take proper care of your kitchen appliances.
Use them properly. The first and most important part of taking the proper care of your kitchen appliances, is to learn how to use them properly. Many people don’t even bother to read all the instructions before they plug the machine and turn it on. The results can be even dangerous to your health. So, before you start using your new oven or fridge, just make sure you know how to do it. Nowadays all the technology they produce is so complicated, that if you miss pushing a button or two, the results of your food can be less than ideal. So, familiarising yourself with the way all these kitchen appliances work would be the first step to taking proper care of them.
Clean right away. I know what most of you are thinking when they notice a stain or some dirt on their appliances – “Well, it can wait ’till tomorrow”. How many times have you woken up and went into your kitchen to find the grease and stain dry and hard, so you’ll have to scrub twice even more to remove it. This is why you should clean all the dirt right away, before it gets the chance to cause more damage. If you clean the stains right after you make them, you won’t have to worry about stubborn dirt stuck to the surface for good. This applies from cutlery, plates, cooking pots, to kitchen utensils. The best method we use is to use and clean as you go about your cooking. This way, you’re not overwhelmed after a few long hours cooking away for your loved ones, and then have to clean up a huge mountain of greasy ware after the meal.
Wipe regularly. Even if there are no visible stains on your kitchen appliances, you should still pay attention and wipe them with a soft cloth from time to time. This is done to remove all the dust from the surface of your appliances, and this way it won’t have the chance to settle near the electrical wires and cause more trouble.
Avoid commercial cleaners. Another step towards the proper care for your kitchen appliances, is to completely stop using all the harmful commercial kitchen cleaners. They contain some very toxic ingredients, which can harm your appliances and your health. Instead of these industrial cleaners, you can try some homemade and green solutions, which are equally effective. Household remedies like vinegar and baking soda can be perfect for cleaning all kinds of kitchen appliances and surfaces.