Kitchen Cleaning Tips
DIY Cleaning Hacks for Your Kitchen
Cleaning with Automatic-Dishwasher Detergent
Automatic-dishwasher detergent works well on refrigerators, stoves, floors, walls and glass.
- Dissolve 1/4 cup in one gallon of very hot water.
- Wipe with a dry cloth afterward.
- Wear rubber gloves and test first to make sure that what you're cleaning is colorfast.
Use a mild dishwashing liquid for plastic lamination and rinse well afterwards to prevent residue from getting on food.
- Use the bartender's method for speedy stemware washing. Holding the base, pump the glass vigorously in very hot sudsy water, then quickly put it in hot clear water (cooler water may shatter it) Dry upside down on a cotton towel.
- For extra-shiny, streak free glass, add a little vinegar or borax to the final rinse water.
- If glasses have hard-water stains, rub them with a scouring pad dipped in vinegar.
- Never use hot water, harsh soaps, ammonia or washing soda on silver or gold-rimmed glasses.
- A well-lathered shaving brush cleans deeply etched or hobnailed glass especially well.
- If eggs have dried on your patterned glass tableware, rub off the residue with a slice of lemon.
- A little vanilla poured on a piece of cotton and placed in the refrigerator will eliminate odors.
- After cleaning the refrigerator add a dash of lemon extract to the rinse water for a fresh scent.
Stuck On Food
For stuck on food on a casserole dish, try adding 2 tablespoons of baking soda and boiling water to cover the stuck on food. Let sit for a while. The dish will be much easier to clean.