When it comes to kitchen cleaning, the countertop items should get the most of your attention. They are usually used the most and so will often accumulate spoils and unsightly stains. The only way to remedy the situation is to put the chores on your home cleaning list and address them on time.
It is important to keep the microwave, coffeemaker and toaster oven sanitised, as you are using these appliances to prepare your food. To quickly deal with the task so that it doesn’t take you much time and effort, you should follow a few proven methods:
To clean the toaster oven – the majority of toaster ovens accumulate a ton of crumbs and splatters from melted cheese, as proof of their neverending duty to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unplug the appliance and take out the crumb tray and rack, along with any other removable parts and spray them with an all-purpose cleaner.
A nonabrasive sponge for the gunk will get the job done quickly. As for the interior of the appliance, you can use the same all-purpose cleaner. Don’t spray it on the appliance directly, but on a sponge instead. You want to avoid spraying on the heating elements inside. Wipe down the interior part as well as the glass door. If the exterior is dirty too, tackle it as well, using the same strategy. In just five minutes or less, you can have a toaster oven that looks as good as new.
Cleaning the microwave – microwaves often fall victim to stains and splatters. From cooking experiments to overheated dishes, you can tell the history of cooking in the appliance on the interior walls. To tackle the mess, fill a microwave-safe bowl with one part water and one part vinegar. Heat it for about five minutes and then get ready to wipe down the inside. This should make the interior easy to clean and sanitise.
To clean the coffeemaker – if you notice the coffeemaker dripping less these days, it may well be due to the accumulation of hard water minerals. You can easily clean them up by filling the water chamber with one part water and one part vinegar. Run a half-brew cycle and turn it off. Let it sit like that for 30 minutes and then finish the brewing. The water deposits should be gone. All that is left for you is to fill with water and run a cycle to clean the vinegar.
To clean the countertop itself – Keeping the countertop clean and sanitised is very important. In fact, it should be a daily effort. To clean it quickly, you can use the same all-purpose cleaner that consists of one part vinegar and one part water. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can use lemon juice instead. It has the same sanitising properties but also leaves a fresh lemony scent that you will love.
Cleaning the countertop area of your kitchen shouldn’t take you long when you follow the outlined tips. Remember that the task is essential and you shouldn’t ignore it.