The kitchen is the most germ-filled room the whole house, in every house. Those germs can provoke a variety of illnesses, starting, but not ending with the flu and the common cold. So thorough cleaning is crucial for your health and the health of your family.
We are eager to make your life easier with every article and we are pleased to show our new collection of hacks for flawless kitchens.
1. Clean those greasy stove vents.
To see the place in your kitchen that collects the most grease — look up. Vents above your stove can be the filthiest. To scrub them clean follow this process:
- Take out the vents.
- Boil water in a large stainless steel pot.
- Add about a 1/4 cup of baking soda at a time until it brings the boiling water to a fizz — be careful, don’t add too much at a time!
- Let your vents boil in this mixture.
- If you have a smaller pot, you’ll need to flip the vent over several times — let them sit for about 60 seconds each time.
- Watch the grease come off.
After this process your vents will look brand new!
2. Make kitchen tiles look brand new.
Large or small — any type of tiles harbor a lot of dirt. Let’s apply some chemistry lessons to them!
- Sprinkle baking soda over the tiles.
- Use a spray bottle filled with cleaning vinegar (or a 1/4 cup of bleach) and spray it over the baking soda.
- Let it fizzle for a few minutes.
- Scrub the dirt away.
- Don’t wait too long though — after a while, the dirt will settle back in.
3. Renew ruined pans.
Making your pots and pans look like they are brand new is a pretty easy job, if you know this trick.
- Pour a thin layer of water in the pan.
- Add a couple of splashes of vinegar.
- Place it on the stove at medium to high heat and bring the water to a boil.
- Take the pan off the stovetop and add a handful of baking soda gradually — that way the solution won’t fizz over.
- Pour the solution out of the pan and start scrubbing.
- If needed, you can scrub the stubborn stains with a little bit of soda paste (soda plus water, making a paste consistency).