Tips for Cleaning Your Kitchen

pink gloved hand wiping granite with yellow sponge

 

Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast islands with pendant lighting are all components you may find in your apartment here at Palmer View. Today’s blog post is all about caring for them! We know we already talked about spring cleaning your apartment, but now is a great time to focus on the details. Read on for tips!

 

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Get your stainless steel to shine this month by using this homemade stainless steel cleaning solution from Good Housekeeping. Mix a teaspoon of dish detergent with one quart of hot water and use a microfiber cloth to clean any stainless steel surface in your home. Click on the link above for more tips on how to clean stainless steel, including products and alternative cleaning solutions.

 

Cleaning Granite

Never use bleach, harsh cleaners, or rough scrubbers when cleaning a granite surface. Instead, use warm, soapy water and a dishcloth to get the job done. If you are wary of bacteria, spray some isopropyl alcohol on your granite. Find more details about how to clean granite and what to avoid when doing so at The Kitchn.

 

Cleaning Your Oven  

Your oven might need to be cleaned once in awhile. All you need to clean your oven is baking soda, water, and vinegar. Make the baking soda and water into a paste, leave it in your oven for twelve hours, wipe off, and then rinse with vinegar. The Kitchn has detailed instructions on cleaning your oven you can learn from.

 

Clean Your Refrigerator

Start by tossing any item that has a strange color or smell or that is emitting juices it shouldn’t be. Check “use by” dates and get rid of anything outdated. Once you’ve tossed those items, pull out the rest of your food and place it in a cooler to keep it cold while you are cleaning. Pull out the removable portions of the refrigerator to wash in the sink, and clean the empty refrigerator with warm, soapy water. Be sure to clean the door, the seal, and the top of the fridge, too. Replace food and then go out to eat — who wants to mess up a clean kitchen?

 

Organizing a Kitchen Pantry

Once you’ve gotten rid of anything that is expired or that you no longer use (donate these unused items to help others) in your pantry, organize according to a system that works for you. That may mean putting ingredients you’ll use together to make cooking easier or putting food in similar packaging near each other to save space. Create a system and stick to it and you’ll be grateful you did!

 

What are your best tips for cleaning your kitchen or any of these spots? What do you love most about your kitchen in Palmer Township, PA? Share in the comments. Thanks for reading today’s post.

 

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