November 10


Five Kitchen Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

By Brian McMonagle

November 10, 2017

Since the kitchen is where you make a lot of mess to create amazing dishes, it will get messy and dirty in time. That's why we've come up with five easy, eco-friendly kitchen cleaning hacks you need to know so you can save time and money while keeping your kitchen tidy and clean.

You've probably have noticed how hard it is to clean kitchen countertops, stoves and other areas of the kitchen. And you've probably have invested in a lot of expensive cleaning products, hoping that it would be effective in making the area as clean as you could. But if these products don't work and you're opting for cheaper, eco-friendly alternatives then you have come to the right place. Here's the list of kitchen cleaning hacks that can make your kitchen clean more effectively and less cost.

Baking Soda and Vinegar as Deodoriser

Kitchen towels are helpful in keeping the kitchen mess-free, but it also absorbs all kinds of food, drink and other grime; over time these towel will stink.
Conventional detergents may be effective in getting the stains off but it's not that effective in taking off the smell. To make it smell fresh and rosy again, use simple baking soda and vinegar in the washing machine. These products can get rid off the odours away. Here is the method.

Coconut Oil for Shiny Wooden Surfaces

If your kitchen has wooden surfaces like cabinets and tables then you can use coconut oil to give these surfaces a glossy shine. The oil is also effective in removing dust particles and other oil-soluble impurities while the lauric acid in the oil kills microbes. Here's more information on how to use coconut oil for wooden surfaces.

Vinegar As Glass Cleaner

In time, minerals from the water will cause build-up on glass surfaces. These build-ups are so difficult to get rid of that soap and water won't do. You can, however, use vinegar to give these glass surfaces its sparkle back. Simply dab a soft cloth on little vinegar and rub it on the surface. Don't worry about the smell; once it dries it will go away. You can also use this technique on your glassware and plates.

Flour as Stainless Steel Polish

Yes, you've read it right - flour! You probably won't believe this but you can actually use flour in polishing stainless steel surfaces like sink. To do this, clean the surface with either a kitchen cleaner, soap and water or vinegar. Let it dry and buff it with a clean towel (this is very important - a drop of water can make a flour goo and will not end well). Once dry, buff the surface using a soft cloth or paper towel, just like you're waxing a car. Keep buffing until you'll notice it has become shiny. You can do this once a month.

Baking Soda, Soap and Water as Oven Cleaner

Lastly, clean your oven with a paste made of baking soda, dish soap and water. To make this cleaning agent, pour a cup of baking soda into a mixing bowl, a tablespoon of dish soap and enough water to achieve a batter-like consistency. Using your fingers, scoop the "batter" then spread it all over the dirty spots in your oven. Leave it for 15 minutes then clean it off with a clean cloth and warm water.

We hope you find these five amazing kitchen cleaning very useful. Do you have any kitchen hacks to share? Let us know at the comments section.

And if you want to have a kitchen countertop installed in your kitchen (or want to renovate your old one), we at McMonagles can help. Contact us today for more info.

Brian McMonagle

About the author

Brian took over McMonagle Marble & Granite from his father Cathal in 2009. A family run business McMonagles was originally a fireplace distributer. Brian’s innovative steps has now expanded the company to over 20 employees, International markets and into the leading marble and granite fabricator of the North West of Ireland.

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