If you intend to make your kitchen ready for spring, you will need to consider some heavy cleaning. However, the devil often lies in the details and the exact things you do not notice at first glance will come to haunt you later, when you least expect it. Here are some great tips on how to efficiently clean your kitchen before spring.
Clean thoroughly under the kitchen table
Family dinners, snacks and anything in between that take place at the kitchen table are bound to make quite a mess underneath it. There you will often find unsightly bread crumbs, food remains, and icky grime, and you need to clean this area of the kitchen quite thoroughly. Here is a quick tip on how to make this operation easier: replace your old kitchen table with one on caster wheels. This way, you will be able to move the table with ease, so you can vacuum and mop the floor underneath.
Your grinder needs some TLC, too
There are so many uses for a grinder, and this simple appliance is a great helper in the kitchen. However, this also means that a lot of food remains get stuck in it, and cleaning this device can be a real pain. A simple tip to follow is to use some fresh white bread to grind with the appliance; the soft texture of the bread will simply collect all the remains of food, and you will have a much cleaner grinder when you are done with this simple step.
Make sure the oven is properly cleaned
One task that surely everyone hates when it comes to kitchen cleaning is properly removing all residues from the oven. There are models on the market with a self-cleaning function that practically burn away all the spills, but not everyone has one of those. Therefore, cleaning the oven is on the menu, and it cannot be removed from there. Here is a simple cleaning solution you can use for the oven. Mix some baking soda with water until you obtain a consistent paste and spread it over the surfaces with stuck residues. Let it sit overnight and after that, remove the gooey stuff with a spatula.
Use salt for scrubbing away the burned fat from your cast iron pots
Cast iron is one of the most recommended materials for kitchen pots, but the problem with it is that some of the fat spilled during cooking tends to stick to its surface, since it is not as smooth as a non-stick coating. The simplest solution to address this problem is to scrub all the cast iron pots with coarse salt and a sponge. Because salt manages to absorb fat, your cast iron pots will be much cleaner.
How to deal with stainless steel pots
Stainless steel pots cannot be soaked in water for a long time without suffering damage from hard water. To avoid unpleasant stains and to have stainless steel pots that look as good as new, wipe the stains with a bit of white vinegar to get rid of them.