5 household hints for a clean kitchen

5 household hints for a clean kitchen

Try these unique tricks to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape in between visits from your house cleaner.

1. Salt your way to a cleaner oven

For ovens that are not self-cleaning, salt can be a good cleaning alternative. When you have an oven spill, sprinkle salt on the spill immediately. After the oven has cooled, brush away the burnt food with a damp cloth. The salt acts an abrasive!

2. Cleaning your garbage disposal

Want to quickly clean and deodorize your garbage disposal? Simply fill the unit to the top with a combination of ice cubes, a chopped lemon rind, and a cup of white vinegar. Then, turn on the cold water and run the disposal until the mixture is consumed.

3. Capture those dust bunnies

Easter may be long over, but the bunnies are still on the loose - dust bunnies, that is. An easy way to eliminate those dust bunnies from under your refrigerator is to use a yardstick with a sock tied to it.

4. No more burnt coffee

Salt also works well to get rid of those burnt-on coffee pot stains. Just drop six ice cubes into the pot, sprinkle three tablespoons of salt on top of them, and swirl. As you swirl the cubes around, the salt will work as a mild abrasive - safely cleaning the pot without scratching the glass.

5. Lasting scouring pads

Snip your scouring pads in half with scissors before use. Not only is this more economical and eliminates smelly, rusted pads, but it also sharpens your scissors.

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