Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

Keeping the kitchen clean requires a daily and constant work.  Cooking causes stains. The use of a lot of products can be bad for us in these times. In addition to ecology, the use of soap, vinegar, baking soda, and lemon can solve almost all our problems when it comes to eliminating the grease and dirt in our kitchen.

The stoves

For the kitchen stove, we can use several options. One is to use dishwasher soap and warm water, rub and rinse. Although, the most economical and natural are vinegar and lemon.

In the case of glass ceramic and induction stoves, we must always clean with cold, to avoid crusting of the cloth or sponge. As an alternative to products for this type of kitchens, we can use bicarbonate diluted in warm water or vinegar. Before drying we can rub a lemon and rinse with the cloth. There are degreasers as well, but the ecological and economical option is to use a cloth moistened in hot water with sodium bicarbonate. We can also use natural soap or dishwasher, rub, rinse and dry with a dry cloth.

The extractor

Once it has been disconnected, we will remove the panels and soak them with degreaser or vinegar. The inside of the extractor will be cleaned with a sponge moistened with vinegar. The exterior, with vinegar or lemon diluted in water.

Marble: The best is soapy water, rinse and dry just after each use. If the stain is recent, a handful of salt to absorb the liquid.

Wood: it is enough to clean it with water, although once a year will have to do a waterproofing treatment with oil.

Laminated: better, with soap and water.

Unnatural stone: with water and baking soda, water, and soap or with water and vinegar.

Sinks and faucets

If this is stainless steel, it is best to clean with vinegar or diluted soap in warm water and rinse. If we want to give it more shine we can rub with lemon and dry. In a white enamel sink, we can prevent it from yellowing with lye and water, or with vinegar and warm water. For examples of the types of faucets that will use this method go here

The steam that comes from boiling the juice of 4 lemons is great for cutting grease out. For the maintenance of faucets, the use of vinegar or lemon juice with water is usually quite effective and highly recommended. To unclog drains, we can mix a quarter cup of baking soda with half a cup of vinegar.

Tiling and walls

The normal thing is to clean them with degreasing products and to let them act until the rinsing with the damp cloth. We can also do this with white vinegar diluted in water, rinsed and dried. A good method is to boil the juice of 4 lemons. The vapor that comes off results degreasing, softening the dirt and facilitating its extraction.

The refrigerator

To clean it, we will remove the drawers and shelves and wash it with water and natural soap or wash the dishes. Rub with a soft sponge, rinse with a damp cloth and dry. We can also choose to use warm water and bicarbonate, which absorbs and neutralizes odors.