Kitchen is a place where we prepare food, drinks and many other things that go inside us as we consume those eatables and drinkables. Therefore it is a must that such places and equipment that are used in these places are cleaned thoroughly.
Most of us know how to clean such equipment in kitchens, but you might be doing it the wrong way. Here are 9 kitchen wares that should be cleaned in the correct way.
1. Garbage disposal
Garbage disposals are the one thing in the kitchen that need proper and thorough cleaning since you put everything left after the lunch and dinner in it. You are sure that the disposal gets rid of all the things you put it in there.
Instead of putting the store brought cleaner in it to clean it, just mix some white vinegar with some water and freeze it in ice cube trays. Now put those ice cubes in the disposal to clean it. Or you can put in some citrus rinds and cold water to clean it thoroughly.
2. Water filter
Water filter is an important apparatus used in the kitchen since it cleans the water that we consume in form of drinks, ice cubes and other things. The only thing people seem to do to clean the water filter is to change the filter. But you need to clean the whole bowl with soap and warm water and dry it out completely.
3. Chopping board
Chopping board is used to cut raw meats, vegetables, fruits and what not on it. Mostly people clean it with soap and water or keep it in the dishwasher and run it for one cycle. Though doing so cleans it, but it doesn’t clean it completely. There are stains and particles left and to clean them and disinfect the board, cut a lemon into two halves and use one half to rub salt on the whole board along with squeezing the juice on the board. Now wash it with water and dry it properly.
4. Cookie sheets
Your cookie sheets see more butter and batter than anything else and therefore soap and water cannot clean the grime off the sheets. Instead mix ¼ cup of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and make a thick paste. Now rub this paste over the sheets nicely. Wait for an hour or two and rinse them under running water.
5. Cheese graters
Cleaning cheese graters means running a nice sponge and creating a mess that is a headache to clean in itself. So next time you want to clean a cheese grater, trying grating a potato by running it up and down. It will remove any cheese residue and you can wash the grater easily. Don’t forget you get grated potatoes for breakfast.
Microwaves see splashes of soups and pizzas and everything else put into them. And due to the heat, they dry down inside the microwave itself and become next to impossible to remove. Therefore to clean the microwave, just put a cup of water mixed with white vinegar and set the timer to 2 minutes. The steam created by the mixture will loosen all the dried particles, making it easy for you to wipe everything off.
7. Cast iron pans
Cast iron pans are the best things that you can buy for the kitchen, but they also require a high level of maintenance and cleaning. The correct way to clean a cast iron pan is to scrub it with some coarse salt and water to get of the residue. Now wait for the mixture to dry and swipe some oil onto it.
Blenders are hard to clean if you drink lots of smoothies and shakes for health purposes. You should clean it immediately after use, by pouring some warm water and some dish soap in it, popping the lid on and giving it a whirl or two. Now rinse it under running water and your blender is as good as a new one.
Ovens cook cakes, turkeys, chicken and anything else you put in it. And they are also the most neglected piece of kitchen equipment if any. In order to clean it, prepare a mixture of baking soda and water and spread it nicely in the oven covering the whole surface. Leave it overnight and then try to wipe out as much as you can in the morning. Now spray some vinegar on it and wipe it nicely with a rag. Turn the oven on low and let it dry for 20 minutes.
Now that you know how to correctly clean kitchen wares, we hope your kitchen shines brightly and the food that you cook makes you only healthy.