3 Helpful Kitchen Cleaning Shortcuts!

3 helpful kitchen cleaning shortcuts

I know this may sound gross, but my oven is GROSS.  I don’t cook all that much because my husband is a foodie and a fabulous chef.  I do think, however, he doesn’t look at anything but the food in the oven… especially the bottom of the oven.  EWWWWWWWW.  This is one of the few places in the kitchen that I can offer some cleaning shortcuts.

3 helpful kitchen cleaning shortcuts

OVEN: Remove any large chunks with a plastic spatula (please wait until the oven cools down!).  Sprinkle baking soda over the remainder.  Spray water all over the bottom of the oven and let it all soak.  In the A.M. scrub the oven bottom with a microfiber cloth.

MICROWAVE: I love when my microwave is spotless.  Take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and add it to  a cup of water.  Make sure that the container is microwave-safe.  Heat the concoction until it boils, and then let it continue to do so for 3 minutes.  Then, let it stand for 5 more minutes.  It should  be super easy to wipe down the walls of the micro at this point!

BROKEN GLASS IN THE DISHWASHER: I hate when I open the dishwasher after a cycle, and there is a casualty 🙁   To ensure that you get all of the shards of glass, shine a flashlight into the dishwasher (preferably with all other lights out) and look for sparkles.  Take a raw potato, cut it in half, put some gloves on, and run the potato over any specks that you come across.  The specks will stick to the potato!  I recommend running an empty cycle afterwards to make sure that any teeny tiny pieces are discarded.  Then go to Crate and Barrel/Bed, Bath and Beyond/insert your favorite housewares store here and get yourself some new glasses!

What are some helpful kitchen cleaning shortcuts that you do?!  Please share!

 

 

 

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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16 thoughts on “3 Helpful Kitchen Cleaning Shortcuts!”

  1. I have used the first two but the potato….fabulous idea!!! Thanks for the idea and may your Tuesday be glorious sweet lady!!

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  2. You are so very smart. I never used the potato one. Thanks

  3. I feel so much better when my kitchen is clean! I’ve never had a dishwasher though, so I had no idea that dishes could break inside, I can definitely see how that would create a huge mess! (I’ve probably broken three plates in the last year with my own two hands, so I’m not judging mechanical dishwashers. 😛 )

    1. Me too Alanna. It is amazing how someone (ahemmm husband) can cook something in there and not notice that it splattered ALL OVER. LOLOL

  4. I’ve heard of the microwave idea before.. So neat and clean! (no pun intended). But I need to do the oven one this weekend.. That bad boy has seen better days..
    Thank you for linking up with us on Tuesday! 🙂

  5. Great ideas and the potato one is especially clever! I haven’t had a dish break in the dishwasher in a long time, but I have had them break in the sink and in the oven (that was a mess!). My oven needs cleaning badly. Trying to not even think about it. It’s the last appliance in this house to replace and I’m secretly hoping it dies before I have to clean it! LOL Don’t tell my husband!

    1. Sarah, that is too funny! I despise cleaning the oven too! (& I won’t tell your hubby!)

  6. Cleaning an oven is one of the simplest chores. It is ultimately important to know the best cleaning hacks and how to do it fast without wasting much of my time. Thanks for your shortcut of oven-cleaning. Can’t wait to try out this weekend!

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