When you get into a routine with your kitchen cleaning, it can be quite easy to overlook smaller details that may require less attention. Mopping the floors is a weekly task, but how often do you clean your oven or coffee machine? This week, we shall discuss areas of the kitchen that require more attention than you may realise.
It may seem counterintuitive clean the things that are designed to clean other things, but it actually is a step that cannot be skipped. Over time, dishwashers collect the remaining dirt that is washed away from our dishes. This is why it is important to clean them out on a semi-regular basis.
To clean your dishwasher, you should remove the racks and give the inside a good scrub or use dishwasher detergent and put it on a cycle.
It is rare for your visitors to see the inside of your oven, which is why cleaning it is often something that is overlooked. And after letting the dirt build up, you may find yourself dreading cleaning it as there will be more to do. However, if it has been a while, we recommend cleaning it now while it’s on your mind.
If you are already doing a great job keeping your large appliances clean, you may wish to turn your attention to smaller appliances. This includes your toaster, coffee maker or microwave. Using small cleaning devices, such as pipe cleaners or toothpicks, clean out small spaces, remove any crumbs and give everything a good spray and wipe.
To clean the washing machine, you should turn to the manual that came with it. If you cannot find this, you can usually find the cleaning manual online by searching for the make and model, followed by the word “manual”. It’s important to follow these guides carefully as each appliance is different and therefore may need specific treatment.
The dryer requires a less intense cleaning service than your washer. However, just like with the washing machine, you should always turn to your manual to ensure you clean it sufficiently.
For a quick clean, you can wipe down the outside and doors with a damp cloth and an all-purpose cleaner. And don’t forget to empty out the lint trap thoroughly. You can also wash the screen of the lint trap to remove any built-up detergent by soaking it in warm soapy water.
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