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#1 Thu 31 May 12 6:19pm

BritFinn

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Occupation Opiskelija
From Finland
Member since Thu 26 Aug 10

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Today I was cleaning the oven, a job I hate.  And as I there scrubbing away, I wondered if anyone had any tips to make it easier.

This led me to think that there is so much experience on the forums, there must be loads of great tips to be shared.

So here's one I got from my sister-in-law, to clean a burnt on spill on a ceramic hob, wipe it with a damp cloth, then scrub it with a sugar cube.  It's abrasive enough to get things off, but won't scratch the glass. thumbsup

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#2 Fri 01 Jun 12 6:13am

mummza

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Occupation avoiding housework
From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

My best kitchen cleaning tip is ...

. Get someone else to clean it for you  lol

I cook and my darling cleans up for me .. What a gent  big_smile

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#3 Fri 01 Jun 12 11:07am

RebeccaBourhill

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Occupation Student wanna be chef
From Rustenberg, South Africa
Member since Mon 30 Aug 10

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

There is a book out about bicarb and all the things it can clean and things you can make it is really good! The book is called Bicarb (something like that)

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#4 Fri 01 Jun 12 11:12am

beerforyorky

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Occupation Retired
From Surin, N.E. Thailand
Member since Mon 29 Dec 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

mummza wrote:

My best kitchen cleaning tip is ...

. Get someone else to clean it for you  lol

I cook and my darling cleans up for me .. What a gent  big_smile

There but for a gender change, is the story of my life.

Cheers

Y

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#5 Fri 01 Jun 12 10:02pm

MsPablo

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Occupation Just being me
Member since Fri 28 Mar 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

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#6 Sat 02 Jun 12 12:19am

Kye

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Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

White vinegar shines the metals...taps, bathroom and kitchen, i also use a few drops in water to clean shop bought fruits and vegs.

Bay leaves in dried ingredients keep the moths away.

Flour deters ants.

Lemon rinds deter cats in the garden.

Lemon cuts avoid nasty fridge smells.

Mix of Barcarbonate of Soda & Vinegar kill nasty smells...WC, etc...sons WC is where i use it every other day yikes

Rice grains in salt avoid humidity.

Barcarbonate of Soda is health friendly, even cleans stained teeth big_smile

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#7 Sat 02 Jun 12 2:00am

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Line the bottom of the oven with foil or leave a large tray in the bottom to collect all the drips and wipe out weekly to avoid anything getting baked on.

If anything does get stubborn to remove place a tray of hot water in the oven and turn on low to allow the steam to soften the dirty spot

Last edited by Birdymum (Sat 02 Jun 12 2:01am)

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#8 Sat 02 Jun 12 2:05am

MsPablo

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Occupation Just being me
Member since Fri 28 Mar 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Um, I thought everyone had self-cleaning ovens these days.  I refuse to buy one that isn't self-cleaning when we get a new one.  I love that feature.

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#9 Thu 22 Nov 12 1:26pm

koukouvagia

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From New York
Member since Fri 12 Dec 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

I keep my pantry items (spices, cans, etc) in small tubs.  That way when I want to clean out a shelf I don't have to remove each item one at a time. 

About once a week or so I disinfect all door handles, refrigerator handles, light switches with chlorine.

Buying a cordless vacuum was the best thing I ever did.  I pull it out every day to pick up crumbs in the kitchen.

Ditto on the self-cleaning ovens.  Get thee quick to an appliance store!

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#10 Thu 22 Nov 12 2:19pm

MsPablo

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Occupation Just being me
Member since Fri 28 Mar 08

Re: Kitchen Cleaning Tips

I want Roomba and the one that washes the kitchen floor automagically on schedule even when you're not at home!  Who will empty the dirt from the machine though?  They need to program that thing to run over to the toilet and dump the old water, run over to the trash and empty the dust bag.  Then, it should go out and rake the leaves, sweep the walk and when it gets a chance, run to the post office for stamps.

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