Despite the kitchen being the heart of the home, experts reveal that it is indeed the dirtiest room. However, it is easy to understand why the kitchen could easily get dirty. Food and vegetable peels can easily get everywhere as you prepare your meals, especially if you are a messy cook. Since most of the food is stored in the kitchen, it could attract pests and nasty vermin such as cockroaches and ants. Nevertheless, the kitchen is one place that needs frequent cleaning. Let’s dive into some hacks to keep your kitchen sparkling clean.
Empty the trash can daily
Compost, leftover food and vegetable peels left overnight in a trash bin could attract fruit flies and unwanted pests to your kitchen. Therefore, after preparing your meals, ensure you clean the kitchen and take the trash outside. Once you bring the bin back into the house, clean the outside to eliminate any streaks of dirt or food stains.
Always clean the sink
It is easy to neglect the sink bowl after washing greasy dishes. Food could also mix with the dishwater when people fail to remove food remains before placing plates in the sink. We suggest using your hand to pick large chunks of food particles to avoid clogging the drain. After washing your dishes, squeeze some dish soap into the bowl, scrub with a scouring pad and rinse with clean water.
Invest in water softeners
If you live in an area with hard water, you know first-hand that it doesn’t easily lather with soap. Therefore, you are forced to use more soap and water to clean your utensils. Hard water also forms a ring of scum in the sink bowl after washing your dishes, which is unsightly and unsanitary. It would be best to use water softeners to help you save water in your kitchen and keep it spotless all day long.
Wipe your appliances
You most likely use your blender, cooker, and coffee maker every day. Failure to clean the nooks and crannies could encourage unsanitary germs to breed. Therefore, it would be best to thoroughly clean any detachable parts and leave them out to air dry. We also suggest you wipe down the top and sides of your kitchen appliances to remove any burnt food remains and streaks.
Thoroughly clean used pots
Imagine scrolling on your phone till the smell of burnt food jolts you alert. If the bottom of your pot gets scorched, please don’t return it to the cabinet half clean. The burnt food will rot with time and compromise the quality of the next meal you cook with the pan. Instead, treat the burnt spots with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and scrub the residue with a scouring pad till they lift off the bottom of the pan.
We all love good food, even more, if it has been prepared in a clean kitchen. We hope these hacks will help you keep your kitchen spotless to continue making delicious meals and congregating with your family and loved ones.