While spring cleaning usually involves decluttering and deep cleaning the home, we often forget to give our hard-working home and kitchen appliances a thorough clean.
Vacuum cleaners, washing machines, microwaves, ovens, rangehood filters and dishwashers often undergo heavy and often daily use, so showing them some love will help ensure they run smoothly and help prolong their life span, and also help eliminate the bacteria and grime that can affect our allergies and wellbeing.
1. How to clean your microwave
Microwaves can develop a horrid food smell from overuse throughout the whole year, and it’s good to include it in your spring cleaning.
Place 130 ml of water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with some freshly squeezed lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl and use a clean cloth to wipe the surfaces down. Don’t forget to wipe down the microwave door.
2. How to clean your oven
The oven can feel like a huge job to get looking shiny and clean again, but this step-by-step guide will make it much easier.
Mix 64 g of baking soda with water until it is a spreadable paste-like consistency.
Using a brush, smear the entire inside of your oven and oven door, and leave it overnight.
In a spray bottle, mix a combination of vinegar and water and spray the inside of the oven, using a damp cloth to remove the residue. Some harder to remove bits may require a scraper to remove entirely.
3. How to clean your range hood filters
Range hood filters are a key part to your rangehood and should be kept clean in order for your range hood to work properly.
Remove the filters and place them in the sink with a combination of hot water, detergent and 32 g of baking soda.
Leave them to soak for 15-20 minutes, if they are extremely dirty you may need to scrub them with a dish brush or scourer.
Once done, place the filters into your dishwasher on the hottest temperature.
Once the cycle has finished, take the filters out and leave to dry completely before placing back into your rangehood.
4 How to clean your dishwasher
Place a cup of white vinegar in the top rack of your dishwasher, or pour directly into the dishwasher drain and run a short cycle. This will loosen trapped food particles causing the odours, giving you a fresher smell-free dishwasher.
Remove filters and soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. Give them a good rinse under hot running water and place back in your dishwasher. Throw 32 g of baking soda down the drain hole as well to freshen it up.
Remove the spray arms and check no food particles are blocking the spray jets. You can use a wire to clean out the holes of any hard deposits that can prevent them from working properly.
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