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9 surprisingly simple kitchen cleaning tips

Does your kitchen end up a huge mess every time you cook no matter how much you try to clean as you go? But really, how many of us can actually say that we are excited about cleaning the kitchen after cooking a big meal?

We can all relate to this, and it is evident from the large number of kitchen cleaning hacks and clean up tips devised over the years by creative domestic people all over the world – the more efficient the better! Keep your mess in check with 9 of our best kitchen cleaning tips.

Wooden chopping board

Garlic leaves an aromatic fragrance to your dishes but definitely not on your wooden chopping board. To remove the smell, try sprinkling some sea salt and go over the whole board with the help of half a lemon. The salt provides an excellent scrub, while the fresh lemon juice leaves behind a nice fragrance.

On top of the hood

olive oil

The hood is often gets neglected as it is attached to the ceiling. For households that often cook, the hood is probably one of the dirtiest spots in the kitchen! So what is the best way to get rid of the grease? With oil! That’s right, oil does wonders in getting rid of greasy stains. Simply dip a microfibre cloth in some oil and wipe the hood with it. Then, with the help of a damp cloth, wipe away the oil from the hood.

Cast iron pans.

Cast iron pans create tasty dishes, but they can also get dirty if not cleaned properly. To clean, sprinkle a some sea salt on the pan and scrub off the remaining food with the help of a potato! Then rinse off the salt with water and wipe the pan dry. To prevent rusting, place the empty pan on low heat for a couple of minutes, or once the pan dries off completely.


Avoid having to deal with a smelly dustbin by placing a newspaper on the base and sprinkling some baking soda in it. Baking soda works wonders in absorbing nasty odours and leaked rubbish.

Cheese Grater.

cheese grater

Nothing is more irritating than leftover cheese that is stuck on the cheese grater! Grate some potato to soften the hardened chunks of cheese, to make them easier to rinse off. If there are still stubborn bits stuck on the grater, an old toothbrush will do the trick!


What is that smell coming from the sink? Fret not, an ice block made of vinegar and lemon will help to get rid of the odour. Simply fill an ice mold with vinegar and lemon and add a few cubes down the drain every week to prevent the odour. The vinegar breaks down food particles and lemon leaves a fresh scent to the sink.


Newspaper is all you need to reduce odour and clean the base of the fridge. Place some newspaper on the refrigerator shelves and let it collect the food stains and odour. To clean, simply remove the newspaper and replace it with a new one.



Stubborn food residues and deposits in the oven can be removed with a mixture of baking soda, water and detergent. Let the mixture sit in the oven for fifteen minutes and wipe it off with a damp microfibre cloth.

Cups and mugs.

Remove stubborn stains from cups and mugs with a mixture of vinegar and bicarbonate solution. This instantly creates a fresher look in minutes!

Less time spent on cleaning the kitchen means more time can be spent on doing things that you enjoy. These handy kitchen cleaning tricks will definitely help you out with that!

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