Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tips Tuesday! The Kitchen

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I have already started my Spring Cleaning. I came across some great tips for the kitchen!


To clean up spills, sprinkle immediately with salt. When the oven has cooled, brush away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge.

Or sprinkle with automatic dish washing powder, cover with wet paper towels, let stand for a few hours, then clean with a damp sponge.


To eliminate smelly odors, keep an open box of baking soda, a small bowl of charcoal (from the plant store) or a piece of cotton dipped in vanilla extract in your refrigerator.

To prevent mildew, wipe down the inside occasionally with white vinegar.

To clean underneath the refrigerator, tie a sock around the end of a yardstick.


Dip a damp rag in baking soda to clean up any inside spots.

For odors, sprinkle baking soda in the bottom and let stand overnight.

For film on dishes and the inside of the dishwasher, put a bowl with 1 cup bleach in the bottom of the washer. Run through the wash cycle but do not dry. Then fill the bowl with 1 cup white vinegar and run an entire cycle.

Polished Aluminum Appliances

Keep them clean with baking soda.


  1. Hi Dede! Visiting you from feed me tweet me follow me home friday. If you get a chance, visit my blog and find the baby steps to a rockin' life section. Every wednesday i have bloggers do mini-guest posts with life tips and you might want to join up! These tips are great! You can drop me a line on my blog and we can discuss it! All the best, Alex