Winter is now behind us, spring is underway and that only means one thing - SPRING CLEANING shall begin!
We normally associate spring cleaning with cleaning out the cupboards, and deep cleaning the house but this year we are mixing it up. This year we are adding all of our kitchen appliances and homeware essentials to the mix.
Over time, your appliances accumulate dirt, grime, and food residue making the appliances less efficient, at risk of breaking, and even a little bit gross. Fear not we are here to make the process nice and easy, grab some cleaning supplies roll those sleeves up, and let's get started.
Starting off with the larger appliances and moving on to the smaller ones:
Remove all of the food and shelving from your refrigerator, getting rid of any expired or no longer needed foods. Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap in a spray bottle or a washing bowl. With a microfibre cloth wipe down all of the walls, shelves, and drawers rinsing the cloth frequently. Replace the shelving and the food making sure to keep it nice and organized - once all replaced wipe down the exterior of the refrigerator.
Remove the racks from your oven and soak them in warm, soapy water. Grab a degreasing spray and spray the inside of the oven avoiding the heating elements to avoid any damage. Let the degreaser sit for about 30 minutes, then scrub it off with a sponge or a scrub brush. Wipe down the oven with a damp cloth, rinsing frequently. Now the oven is sparkling clean let's move on to the next.
Fill a microwave-safe bowl with a cup of water and a tablespoon of white vinegar. Microwave the solution for 5 minutes, and let it sit for a few minutes with the microwave door closed to allow the steam to attack the grime. Remove the bowl and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a damp cloth. If there are any stubborn stains that did not come out by now mix a solution of baking soda and water applying it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it down with a damp cloth. Lastly, wipe down the outside of the microwave with a damp cloth.
Disassemble the blender and wash the jar, lid, and blades in warm, soapy water. If there are any stubborn stains or odors, mix a solution of warm water and baking soda leaving the solution inside of the jar with any part that is still dirty for at least a few hours. Rinse the jar thoroughly and reassemble the blender - Lastly, wipe down the base of the blender with a damp cloth.
Unplug the toaster and remove the crumb tray. Turn the toaster upside down over the bin and shake out any debris or crumbs. Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray the interior and the exterior of the toaster. Now the difficult part is getting into the hard-to-reach places which you can either try with a smaller cleaning brush or using a damp cloth to try and reach them.
Fill the water reservoir with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Run the coffee maker through a brewing cycle, then let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the vinegar solution to clean out any mineral buildup. Run the coffee maker through another cycle with just water to rinse out any remaining vinegar. Wipe down the exterior of the coffee maker with a damp cloth.
Remove the blending attachment and wash it in warm, soapy water. Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap in a container, submerge the immersion blender in the solution, and it on for a few seconds to allow the blades to clean themselves. Rinse the blending attachment and wipe down the immersion blender with a damp cloth.
A spring clean of your kitchen appliances will bring new and fresh energy into your home for the summer months. Bringing your appliances back to the glory days of when you first got them.
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HAPPY SPRING CLEANING!