The 5 best kitchen cleaning shortcuts for 2021

Cleaning kitchen

As a space that you cook, eat, and socialise in, keeping your kitchen clean is an absolute must. Giving it a sweep or a wipe occasionally is a great way to keep all that nasty bacteria at bay. But if you want to give your kitchen a proper deep clean every so often, you’ll need a bit more than just covering your laminate kitchen worktops with a bit of anti-bacterial spray. Here are our top 5 kitchen cleaning shortcuts to help you get rid of all the dirt, grime, and smells quickly.

1. Keep bin odours at bay

Are you struggling with a smelly bin? This is a neat little trick: get a headstart on odours by sprinkling a little baking soda at the bottom of the bin or bin bag before you start filling it up. For a citrusy boost, add a squeeze of lemon, too! If the bin starts to smell before it’s full, add more baking soda to absorb the odour.

2. Remove oven door grease

Oven doors are notoriously hard to keep clean and getting rid of the built-up grease isn’t a fun challenge. Make things easier by giving your dishwasher tablets a new use. To clean the glass, simply dip the tablet in warm water and use it as you would a sponge, gently rubbing the door in circular motions. Leave it to work for half an hour before wiping it off to reveal your clean oven door!

Oven door
3. Clean stains from laminate kitchen worktops

Laminate kitchen worktops are designed to withstand a lot of wear, but even they can’t compete with stains. If  your spilt fruit juice or chopped tomatoes have left a mark, make a thick paste from baking soda and sparkling water and apply. Wipe the paste over the stain using a brush and leave it to work for up to 24 hours before rinsing off. Sorted.

4. Unclog taps in hard water areas

If you live in a hard water area, you’ve probably experienced clogged taps more times than you’d like. The build up of minerals and cleaning products that react with hard water can leave your taps running very slowly! Luckily, there’s an easy fix to this. Wrap a vinegar-soaked cloth around the clogged area and leave it on for an hour (or more for severe build up). Remove the cloth and let the water run to remove the remaining debris.

5. Polish stainless steel sinks

Stainless steel sinks may look sleek and modern, but they can quickly become tarnished with stains. To keep yours looking its best, clean and dry it before sprinkling a layer of flour across the surface. Buff the steel with the flour for a shiny, stain-free sink!

Remember, flour and water make a paste, so rather than rinsing it down the sink it’s best to use a cloth to scoop the excess flour out and pop it in the bin.

After you’ve spent the time creating your dream kitchen, these shortcuts will help you keep it spotless and smelling great! The great thing about laminate worktops in particular is that they’ll stand up to a lot of punishment before they finally need to be replaced. On the day that finally happens, you’ll be able to find replacements from our extensive range at Savoy Timber. If you need help choosing the best materials for your kitchen our team will be happy to help! Either send us a message or pop into one of our DIY shops in Blackpool, Wigan, or Preston and we’ll be there to make shopping for your kitchen a whole lot easier.