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  • Keep Your Kitchen Safe With DIY Cleaners

Keep Your Kitchen Safe With DIY Cleaners

Monday, December 10, 2018

Instead of using harsh chemicals to clean your kitchen, whip up these easy DIY cleaning solutions at home.

If there is one place in your house that needs to be kept clean at all times, it is the kitchen. Due to various raw foods stored in the kitchen, harmful bacteria tend to form here, which can lead to a number of diseases. Avoid health problems by keeping a clean kitchen. Remember, using harsh chemical cleaners is not the only way to do it.

Here’s how you can maintain a clean, safe kitchen with the help of these DIY cleaners.
Clean your kitchen countertops in a jiffy.

An all-purpose cleaning solution is easy to make with ingredients in your kitchen. Mix water and vinegar in equal measures, pour the solution in a spray bottle, and your modular kitchen countertop cleaner is ready!

If your countertop is made of stone, granite or marble, this solution may not be quite as effective, so you can use alcohol to easily remove stains and kill germs. 

Keep your fridge spotless.

Grease and dirt tends to accumulate in many corners of the refrigerator. Just half a cup of baking soda mixed in a bucket of hot water can help you clean those difficult-to-scrub spots effectively. Use an old cloth to dip in the cleaner and wipe down the insides of the refrigerator—quick and simple. 

Contact a kitchen planner.

Once you have a list of tasks and an outlined budget, the smartest thing to do is to get in touch with a kitchen planner. An expert will be able to offer a lot of suggestions when it comes to high-end materials and appliances, maximising storage, and choosing the best modular kitchen. 

Clean, disinfect and deodorise your microwave unit.

Life without a microwave is almost unimaginable, but cleaning a dirty unit seems like quite a task. Do not tire yourself out trying to scrub everything out; just steam it using half a lemon and a cup of water. Microwave the mixture for two minutes, leave the door closed for a few more, then wipe down the inside with a sponge or cloth. 

Oven cleaning doesn't have to be a tedious task.

Baking is fun, but removing food bits stuck in the oven is not. Mix an equal measure of vinegar and water, heat the oven to 125 degrees, and spray the insides with the solution. Once it feels damp, sprinkle some salt or baking soda on the messier and stickier areas. Let the oven cool down, then wipe the mess with a wet piece of cloth. 

Make your own fragrant disinfectant wipes for the kitchen.

Use about 20 pieces of old fabric and cut them into squares. Put them in a large, clean mason jar or baby wipes container. For the cleaning solution, mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water, and 8 drops each of these essential oils—lemon, eucalyptus and tea tree.

Pour this solution over the fabric pieces in the container, and your disinfectant wipes are ready—simply pull out and use for your daily kitchen cleaning tasks. 

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Cleaning a clogged drain does not always call for a strong chemical solution.

If you have a stuffed sink, pour about half a cup of baking soda followed by two cups of boiling hot water. If the drain is still clogged, pour half a cup of white vinegar after the baking soda and use a lid to cover it up well and tight. Once the fizzing reduces, pour around four litres of hot water over the solution.

If you are sensitive to chemicals and strong smells, or have children in the house, using natural home-made kitchen cleaners is always a smart choice. Moreover, these DIY cleaners are significantly cheaper than store-bought ones. Try these and you have a chemical-free, sparkling kitchen. 

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