How to clean your kitchen appliances and keep them shipshape


Cleaning kitchen appliances isn’t much fun! However, it is important because kitchen appliances harbour harmful germs. Grime and mould can make them difficult to clean and maintain so we have some easy tricks to help you clean kitchen appliances and keep them shipshape.


Use a solution of 50-50 water and white vinegar to clean and sparkle the inside and outside of the fridge. Wipe the shelves and the crispers at least on a weekly basis to help keep maintain them. Use damp cloth to clean the finger marks on the exterior of the refrigerator.

Not many people clean behind their fridge but it is essential. To clean it, pull out the refrigerator and give it a mop. After mopping, vacuum the refrigerator coils behind the fridge.


Almost everyone believes that it is not necessary to clean a dishwasher as it cleans itself in every wash. However, you should clear the drain in the bottom of the machine for any food remains or mineral mould and wipe the linings of the door.


As most of the ovens are self-cleaning oven, it is simpler to remove the dirt as it is reduced to ash at high temperature.  However, there is still a need to clean the dirt around door joints and edges. You can always wipe them up with a solution of white vinegar and water or soapy water.

Scrub sponge with baking soda over baked on grime to vanish it off. Alternatively, wipe any spills quickly after using the oven regularly to avoid having to scrub it now and then.


For cleaning the stovetop, fill the sink with hot water and add some washing liquid to it. Soak burners and knobs into it and leave them for a couple of hours. Then scrub and wipe them off. Vacuum crumbs that have fallen in the crevices between stovetop and counter.


The best and the common way to remove baked on grime leftovers from the microwave is by heat a bowl of water with lemon in it. Let it be inside for a few minutes for the steam to loosen the grime and wipe the microwave off with a clean cloth.


It is relatively easy to clean and maintain a toaster. Just unplug the toaster, pull out its crumb holder and wash it. Also shake the toaster in the sink to get rid of the extra crumbs. Let it dry or wipe it with a dry cloth before you plug it back in.


Coffee Machine

Cleaning a coffee machine can be confusing. For removing the deposits clogging the machine, make a solution of one part of white vinegar and two parts of water. Pour the solution in the water chamber and insert a coffee filter. Run this solution in the machine and then run water in it for two to three times to clear off the vinegar taste from it.

These are some of the easiest ways of keeping your kitchen clean and maintained at all times. However, you also have another option of hiring a professional cleaner to do all these demanding tasks for you!

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