The kitchen is the heart of every home and with so much time being spent there, you will find that the kitchen needs extensive cleaning nearly daily! From burnt-on food being stuck fast to your pan to the oven needing scrubbing with all your might, cleaning up the kitchen can be a nightmare!
Here are a few cleaning hacks that we have found to make the daunting task of cleaning the kitchen a bit easier.
DEEP CLEAN YOUR WOODEN SPOONS AND UTENSILS
Wooden serving spoons, spatulas, and other utensils are wonderful tools to have in the kitchen. One negative thing about wood is its porous nature. While you may scrub and soak your utensils after each use, there is likely grease, oils, and bacteria that have lodged into the pores of the wood. A great way to get that all out and sanitize the utensil completely is to submerge it in boiling hot water for 10 seconds or more. Water at this temperature will work its way into the wood and help dislodge any trapped gunk. Watch as the water starts to change color as all the trapped oils and grease come out of the utensils.
DEGREASE THE INSIDE OF YOUR OVEN
The oven is an appliance that gets extremely heavy use and as such has significant build-up of grease and grime. Start by filling an
oven-proof bowl with water. Cut two lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F. As soon as your lemon water boils, turn the oven off and let the steam circulate for at least 10 minutes. Once it’s cool enough to work on the inside of the oven, you’ll find the grime easily wipes off.
CLEAN BURNT-ON FOOD OFF YOUR PANS AND SKILLETS
One of the toughest things to clean in a kitchen is pans that have had food burn and stick to the bottom of them. This hack allows you to do all the cleaning right in the pan itself, for a quick, no-hassle way to clean off the most stubborn of burnt food. Simply put lemons, vinegar, and baking soda in your dirty pan, place it on your stovetop and bring to a boil for five minutes. Carefully remove the pan from heat, empty it out, and wipe it down. Now you have a pan that looks brand-new!