How to clean kitchen appliances
No one enjoys kitchen chores, but there is a certain satisfaction when you get the job done. From knowing how to defrost a freezer to de-scaling a kettle, completed kitchen tasks leave you with a smug demeanour as well as a sparkling home. To help you get both, here’s our beginners’ guide to cleaning some common kitchen appliances:
- Step 1: Remove all contents from the fridge and throw out anything expired or that you’re not going to use.
- Step 2: Wipe down the surfaces, removing shelves if necessary.
- Step 3: Scrub away any marks or stains using a specially designed fridge cleaning product.
- Step 4: Place the shelves back in the fridge and re-fill, making sure to order by type of food and with the things you use most often at the front.
- Step 1: Make sure you know the basics of how to defrost a freezer – check Cleanipedia for a quick step by step. This task can be a bit tricky, but if you follow the instructions you’ll be able to defrost the freezer in no time!
- Step 2: Remove all contents – try to eat up whatever you can, give away items and/or store in a cooler box.
- Step 3: Turn off the power, place newspaper and towels around the outside to mop up defrosting ice
- Step 4: When all the ice has gone, clean the insides, and refill it with any non-defrosted items.
- Step 1: Make sure the oven is off and completely cool.
- Step 2: Remove the wire racks and baking trays. Wash in the sink, leaving to soak to get all marks off if necessary.
- Step 3: Clean the insides with a dedicated oven cleaner. Patch test any new products to ensure they are suitable for your model.
- Step 4: Once clean, replace the wire racks and baking trays. Avoid using the oven for a while after cleaning to prevent creating any nasty fumes.
- Step 1: Tip out any remaining water.
- Step 2: Add a specialist lime-scale removing product designed for kettles.
- Step 3: Leave for the allotted amount of time – always follow the instructions on the packet.
- Step 4: Rinse thoroughly and boil the kettle a few times to get rid of the product.
Those are our top tips when it comes to cleaning some common kitchen appliances. Remember to always follow the instructions of any products you use and get further advice if you’re unsure. Although cleaning the kitchen can be a bit of a bore, it’ll certainly be worth it in the end!
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