Kitchen Care

“Millions of micro-organisms occupy our homes, existing on surfaces for long time, travelling through touch, increasing at an incredible rate. Most of them aren’t harmful. But germs can make you sick. Use our cleaning guides, and they won’t stand a chance. The fight back starts here.”

Dishwasher

For a stainless steel machine, purchase a container of stainless steel cleaner and mop the outer. Rub the exterior with domestic cleaner if you have an outer coating.

For interior its normal practice to run empty cycle on control setting, if possible with the sanitize option engaged. Of course, make sure to remove and clean the filter first. If you still notice some unpleasant smells, whip out another trusty vinegar solution and pour it into a wash cycle.

Food Processors and Blenders

Some people believe that blenders can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but they’re still prone to cracking. It’s always best practice to fill the blender jar with a mixture of hot water with multiple drops of dishwashing soap, then run it on the most controlling setting for 15 seconds or so. A few online guides suggest mixing in a couple pieces of roughly cut lemon, just to fill it with a fresh scent. Whatever is your formula, first rinse it out with cold water then let it air dry.

Eventually, dirt may build up in gaskets and the gaps/holes of the jug. It’s always suggested that once in a week take the whole things apart and wash each component parts by hand.

Cutting Boards And Butcher Blocks

It’s always a best idea to use particular boards for specific foods (i.e., vegetables on wood), but you should first hand-wash it if you only have one board. Also be sure to cleanse the board with a solution of water and bleach (max 10% bleach). Store cutting boards on their side to limit water buildup and open up the sides to air.

Microwaves

The best method is to first remove turntable and wash it with domestic cleaner. For interior, first rinse and rub each side with a moist towel. Be sure to remove any stains. If there is a persistent smell, leave a bowl of lemon juice or baking soda in the machine. The exterior can be cleaned with a regular detergent.

Sinks

A simple scrub down with a disinfectant detergent will do the trick. Scrub it with a regular, non-abrasive sponge, and use a toothbrush for tight areas. If your sink is stainless steel, be sure to use a stainless-steel cleanser and scrub in the direction of the finish. Finally, don’t forget to scrub the tap and handles as well. Wash out the soap, dry the basin, and then polish it all with a dry cloth.

Ovens/Stoves

Mostly ovens are having self-cleaning cycles. For ovens without self-cleaning cycles, use a slight hot towel to wipe up spills and soils that build up on the stand and at the bottom of the machine. To loosen grease and tough stains, Customer Reviews suggest that by placing ammonia in warm oven, then turning off heat with close the door. After numerous hours, wipe out the interiors with hot water and detergents.

Tea Kettles

The outer surface of any tea kettle can be cleaned with detergent and hot water. As for the interior, customer reviews suggest that filling the kettle with a mixture of white vinegar and water, then bringing the solution to a boil and allowing it to sit overnight. Keep in mind, however, that boiled vinegar is not the most pleasant of smells.