How To Deep Clean Common Appliances

 

Housekeeping seems a tough job; when it comes to cleaning kitchen appliances, it’s even more challenging! Not anymore, maintaining machines is all about common sense and a few basic techniques which you can easily do yourself. Keeping a clean kitchen is essential for keeping your appliances in good shape and keeping your home free from germs.

We will tackle all big and small appliances with care and ease. This article will share all the secrets you are looking for to deep clean your common kitchen appliances.

Get The Cleaning Materials

Start by gathering the supplies. Once we have our cleaning materials, we will tackle all appliances one by one. 

Here are some cleaning supplies you need for the task. Most of it will be readily available in your kitchen or at the store.

  • Baking Soda
  • 2-3 Glass Bowls
  • Microfiber Cloth For Cleaning
  • One Soft Scrubbing Brush
  • Multi-purpose Spray
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Spray Bottles
  • Dish Soap

Refrigerator

To deep clean your refrigerator, get a microfiber cloth, baking soda, multi-purpose spray, dish soap, and white vinegar. 

  1. Switch off the power and empty your refrigerator. Check for any expired products; if found, discard them.
  2. Remove all the bins and drawers and soak them in the sink with warm water and baking soda. 
  3. Use a multi-purpose spray on all walls, bins, shelves, ceilings, and doors.
  4. Wipe it with a soft microfiber cloth.
  5. Wash all bins and drawers with a dish soap solution and hot water.
  6. Let the shelves and bins dry, or wipe them dry with a soft cloth before putting them back in place.
  7. Restack all your food, beverages, and stores in place.
  8. Switch on the refrigerator, and you are all done. Make sure to include a box of baking soda to absorb any odors in the fridge. 

Microwave

Microwaves need daily care since soup, grease, and spilled liquids splash inside the microwave. The dried food can also germinate bacteria inside your kitchen. 

Here is a quick trick to clean your microwave.

  1. Remove the glass dish and wash it separately with a soap dish.
  2. Put a glass bowl filled with vinegar, and steam it in the microwave for two to three minutes.
  3. Now turn off the power and wipe the interior of the microwave with a microfiber cloth.
  4. If there are tough dried stains or grease marks, sprinkle some baking soda over it, let it rest for a minute or two, spray a little white vinegar water and wipe it.
  5. For cleaning exteriors, use multi-purpose spray and wipe it with a microfiber cloth.

Kitchen Stove

Anything you cook ends up stuck on your stove. The best practice is not to allow grease and sauce to dry upon it; be quick to wipe it. A good habit is to wipe down your stove with a multi-purpose spray after cooking and once the stove has cooled down. 

Best way to deep clean your stovetop: 

  1. Remove the grates and clean them in the sink with a soap dish.
  2. For tough stains, soak the grates in vinegar or baking soda solution for four to five hours and wash them.
  3. To clean the stove, sprinkle baking soda, let it rest for some time. Spray vinegar and wipe to remove stubborn stains.
  4. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner and wipe the stove with a microfiber cloth.
  5. Let the grates dry before putting them back on the stove.

Dishwasher

A dishwasher is made to clean; does it require cleaning? The answer is yes! Dishwashers have tiny food particles trapped; they can breed germs and transfer them to your washed utensils. It is best to clean your dishwasher once a week.

  1. To clean the outside of a dishwasher, spray vinegar and wipe with a soft brush and a microfiber cloth.
  2. Remove the racks, food trap, and other removable parts and clean them separately.
  3. Clean the bottom filter with a soap solution in hot water.
  4. Wipe down inside completely, spraying vinegar. A good way is to put a bowl of vinegar in a glass bowl sitting on the top rack and run the dishwasher once.

Toaster

Unplug the toaster before starting the cleaning process. You can clean it daily or alternate days.

  1. Remove the crumb tray and dispose of the crumbs.
  2. Clean the crumb tray separately with dish soap and warm water.
  3. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner on a microfiber cloth and wipe down the exterior parts of the toaster.
  4. Make a second swipe with a damp vinegar cloth.
  5. Let the crumb tray dry; wipe it with a dry cloth and put it in place.

Garbage Disposal

Cleaning the garbage disposal is as important as cleaning other appliances for a hygienic kitchen.

  1. Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by the same amount of vinegar
  2. Cover it and let it stay for some time before rinsing the disposal.
  3. To keep your kitchen smelling good, cut a piece of lemon and drop it in the disposal.

Cleaning Small Kitchen Appliances

Smaller kitchen appliances like an air fryer, blender, coffee grinder, instant pot, and other similar items clean easily using a multi-purpose spray and fiber cloth. Clean the interiors of these appliances as well. 

Many of the products available have removable parts that are sometimes machine washable. Also, check the appliance to see what items you should be washing every time you turn on the dishwasher. 

Conclusion

Appliances make your cooking effortless and quick. Maintaining them may seem like a challenging task, but a little effort will keep your kitchen appliances in good shape. Make a habit of cleaning the kitchen before you go to sleep; also include weekly cleaning appliances like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal.