I spend so much time in my kitchen. I cannot believe that I did not know about some of these earlier! I am super excited to share these clever hacks with you, and I hope that you found them as interesting as I did.
Ketchup will shine dull spots on copper pots and pans (or anything, really!). Simply dip a cotton ball in ketchup and apply. Wipe and then polish. Such a cool idea from The Squirrels Eye.
Vinegar is a great way to clean out your microwave. Food tends to be spilled and then forgotten, leaving tricky stains! Pour white vinegar in a coffee cup, place in the microwave for the minutes. Remove, and then wipe out the inside with a damp cloth. An idea from Family Balance Sheet.
Grate a raw potato to remove any crusty bits of cheese on a cheese grater. I absolutely love this tip because I am always using my grater! I will absolutely be trying this idea from Golden Age Cheese.
Using lemonade Kool-Aid to clean your dishwasher is an ingenious idea from Real Simple. Put only the lemonade flavor (others will not work) into the detergent cup and then run the dishwasher on a regular cycle. From Huffington Post.
Cream of Tartar is a great tool to clean the outside of toasters and small appliances. Placing small amount on a sponge, gently scrub on your appliances to help prevent grime. A must try tip from Quick and Dirty Tips.
Clean your blender in 30 seconds. After using, fill halfway with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Put the lid on and run the blender for a few seconds. Rinse well after cleaning. Such a useful tip from All You.
Image from The Kitchn.
Use a dryer sheet to clean your dirty pans and dishes. Just add a dryer sheet and fill with warm water. Prepare to be amazed. This completely revolutionary idea was from Cute DIY Projects.
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda work great to clean those dirty stove burners. When mixed together, they fight grease incredibly well!
Photo from Cute DIY Projects
Homemade Granite cleaner. Granite can be beyond hard to keep clean. This recipe is perfect for tough stains and marks on your granite counter tops.
Use essential oils as a cleaning tool. Essential oils are all the rage, and for good reason! Many of them have disinfecting properties.
Cleaning a glass top stove with Scotch Brite. This is so perfect for those of us who can never get their glass top stoves to be clean enough! A great idea from Clean and Scentsible.
Use salt and oil to clean your cast iron skillet. It is so hard to clean cast iron, because there are so many things not to do, and it is hard to know what exactly you can do! Use this tutorial the next time you are cleaning cast iron!
Clean your oven-naturally! Use baking soda, vinegar, and a spatula to clean your oven the natural way! A great tutorial from Instructables.
Freeze lemon and vinegar to form ice cubes. This helps keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh! A great all natural idea from One Good Thing by Jillee.
Vinegar and Water can clean your coffee maker. This idea from Martha Stewart is perfect for avid coffee drinkers! Simply run 1 part vinegar and 1 part water through a brew cycle in your coffee maker!
Hang products. There is nothing worse than digging around under the sink looking for a specific product. Use a rod to hang your products for easy access. A terrific idea from Little Bit Funky.
I cannot wait to try out some of these great kitchen tips. Feel free to share some of your best ones!
How many minutes do you leave the vinegar in the microwave? You just “the” minutes. Also, do you run the microwave on high?
I put 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup white vinegar in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Pop that into the microwave for 5 minutes. I then let it sit for one minute before CAREFULLY removing and wiping out all the nasty bits! Works like a charm…
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Lemons are great to clean microwaves too. Cut in half or quarters put into a 4 cup glass measuring cup and fill with 2 cups of water. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let sit for about 2-3 mins and wipe out microwave. The microwave has a beautiful lemon 🍋 smell after. The left over warm lemons can be used to clean kitchen and bathroom taps and spouts. The last use for the same lemons is to put them in the Garbarator.🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋