, by PAUL FRAIKUE, 3 min reading time

We can’t make cleaning your kitchen fun, but we can make it easy. Here are a few tips to make cleaning counters, sinks, microwaves, etc clean and sparkly.

1) Distinguish between your sponges

You know that sponge you use to clean dishes with? And the other sponge you use to clean surfaces? Keep track of which is which by either buying different coloured sponges or cutting the corner of the sponge you use for the dirty work. 

2) Prevent stench in your kitchen

Kitchen garbage stench is a fact of life. We have a trick to make it smell in a good way. Use our neutradol bin odour destroyer to get rid of the stench and get your kitchen smelling good. Alternatively, you can take a cotton ball, soak it in essential oil and drop it in your bin. 

3) Polish Stainless Steel sink 

If you have a stainless steel sink, one of the best things to do to keep it looking sparkling is to use our stainless steel surface cleaner to keep it looking brand new. Alternatively, you can also sprinkle some flour to polish it. Make sure you wash and dry your sink before sprinkling flour. 

4) Use a dish rack 

Dish racks will help keep your kitchen organised and keep your working table clear. Check out our simplehuman space-saving dish rack here

5) Simmer baking soda and water in your enamelled cookware

This is the easiest and most effective way of cleaning enamel cookware. Just boil water, add baking soda and give it a good stir. After a few minutes of simmering, use a wooden spoon to scrape off any baked-on bits.

6) Get rid of sink odours with baking soda and lemon juice

Think of all the stuff that goes down your sink. It makes sense that it'll start to smell. To get rid of this stench, try this de-clogger to keep your pipes clear of gunk: Flush your drain with hot water, then slowly pour a cup of baking soda down the drain. Pour a cup of lemon juice into the drain and wait for the fizzy chemical reaction to finish it off. If your sink still stinks, you may need something stronger. Alternatively, you can buy a de-clogger to ease the stress. 

7) Clean your microwave with lemons

Here's how it goes: Measure about 1/2 cup of water into a measuring cup. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water. Drop the lemon into the cup then place the cup in the microwave and put the power on high for about three (3) minutes so the liquid boils. Do not open the door immediately, leave for about five (5) minutes so the steam trapped inside will help loosen food stench. Once the five (5) minutes is over, you can wipe the microwave down. 

8) Cleaning your oven racks 

We know how annoying it is to clean oven racks. Use our Barkeepers Friend Stain Remover to help you remove all the tough stains that have been on your racks for the longest time. 

9) Microwave your cleaning rag before you get to work

Make sure your rag is damp before you put it in the microwave and figure out how long it needs to be nuked in order to be hot but not scalding. Once it is steamy and hot, the rag will be way more powerful when it comes to cutting through messes in the kitchen. 


Shop our kitchen cleaners to help keep your kitchen clean and sparkling. 

(CAMPBELL, 2019)

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