Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tips Tuesday! Cleaning Random Kitchen Items
Have a ton of other items hanging out in the kitchen that need cleaned? Here are some tips!
To brighten up any yellowing appliance mix 1/2 cup bleach, 1/4 cup baking soda and 4cups of warm water. Sponge on and let stand for about 10 minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
Drainboard: To remove hard water lime deposits, soak in white vinegar, then scrub.
Rubber Spatula: Trim off the tattered edges for a few more uses!
Vases: To get rid of the gunky buildup in the bottom of a vase, add a few drops of automatic dishwasher detergent and fill with hot water. Soak overnight, then rinse.
Cutting boards: To get rid of onion, garlic or fish smells, cut a lemon or lime in half and rub the board. Or use a baking soda and water paste.
Broken egg on the floor: Douse it with salt, wait 5 minutes, then sweep it right up.
Kitchen sponge: For a clean, sweet-smelling sponge, just run it through the top rack of your dishwasher.
Steel wool pad won't get rusty if you them them in a plastic bag and store in the freezer.
Spray vegetable oil on a grater before use for fast cleanup. A toothbrush will clean it right out before washing.
Use baking soda to remove coffee and tea stains from plastic cups and dishes.
To get rid of odors in plastic containers, fill with a baking soda and water paste.
Wood Cabinets: To clean and deodorize, combined 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 quart warm water. Rub the paste into the wood. Rinse well with clear water and pat dry. To restore the wood sheen, rub in salad oil or linseed oil using a fine steel wool pad.