Let’s face it, spring cleaning your kitchen is time-consuming. One of the tedious tasks is cleaning kitchen appliances. However, you can easily manage this chore with the right items and methods.

Here are ways you can make your refrigerator, stovetop, and other kitchen appliances in your NZ home gleam.

How to Clean Your Refrigerator

A clean refrigerator works wonders in keeping your kitchen looking neat. Organise the contents of your fridge to make them more accessible; this is the perfect opportunity to remove residual odours and toss foods beyond their expiration dates. The best time to give your fridge a deep clean is at the end of each season (at least four times a year).

There are various ways to clean your fridge. This first method is for cleaning on a case-by-case basis. You’ll only need vinegar, a spray bottle, and a soft cleaning cloth. First, create a cleaning solution by mixing an equal ratio of vinegar and water and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Store this vinegar solution in the fridge and use it to wipe away spills as soon as they happen.

Another cleaning method you can try is removing your fridge shelves and drawers and washing them with dish soap and tepid water. Once your refrigerator is empty, you can start wiping the inside with a baking soda cleaning solution (seven parts water and one part baking soda). To make this task easier, you can wipe it down from top to bottom, then leave it to air dry or wipe it with a towel.

How to Clean Your Stovetop

It’s impossible to keep your stovetop spotless while cooking. That’s why cleaning your stovetop once a week with hot and soapy water is essential. Make it a habit to wipe your bare gas range stovetop with dishwashing soap and a scrubbing sponge to remove residue. For electric stove tops, wipe the cooking surface while avoiding the burners.

When you encounter stubborn stains on your kitchen appliances, it’s best to try making a baking soda paste with a few drops of water and dishwashing liquid. Pour this paste directly on the stain and let it soak for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, you can begin wiping away the hard-to-remove stains and grease with a wet dish towel.

How to Clean Your Microwave

A dirty microwave can begin to smell awful if left uncleaned. Fortunately, unlike other kitchen appliances, your microwave is straightforward to clean.

All you’ll need is a microwave-safe bowl and dishcloth. Fill the bowl with water and place it into the microwave. Heat it uncovered and remove it once the water begins to boil. The moisture from the water loosens the food particles inside the microwave. Now you can start wiping the inner surfaces clean.

It’s critical to clean your microwave at least once a week to ensure that grease and food splatters won’t be stuck inside.

How to Clean Your Stainless-Steel Appliances

Stainless-steel kitchen appliances are prone to spills, water spots, and smudges. Keeping your stainless-steel appliances spick and span is necessary to prolong their gleam and lifespan. Aside from that, you won’t have to be distracted by the dirt whenever you’re in the kitchen.

To clean your stainless-steel appliances, you’ll need the following: distilled white vinegar, dish towel, sponge, baking soda, soft cloth, rubbing alcohol, and lemon oil.

For cleaning water spots, start by boiling distilled white vinegar. Afterwards, place a vinegar-soaked towel on the water spot for at least 30 minutes. Next, sprinkle the area with baking soda and scrub thoroughly with a sponge. Continue to wipe it clean and dry it.

You can wipe the area with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to remove fingerprints. If you want your stainless-steel kitchen appliances to start gleaming, rub the exterior with a soft cloth and a dash of lemon oil.

Cleaning your kitchen appliances doesn’t have to be complicated. These steps will help you achieve a more sanitary kitchen. Ensure you regularly perform regular quick cleans after use to lessen your load when deep cleaning the kitchen appliances in your NZ home.