KITCHEN CLEAN UP DUTY – As seen on 3TV/Phoenix (Good morning AZ) – Monday, September 17, 2018 (8:53am) – View the broadcast video below
It’s time to clean up the kitchen and I’ve got some great ideas for you.
STAINED WOOD CUPBOARDS:
To remove greasy dirt film, fingerprints and those unknown marks from wood cupboards use Avon Original Skin So Soft Bath Oil. Put it on a soft cloth, like an old washcloth, and rub, working in a circular motion. Wipe them down well paying special attention to dirty areas near handles and where you grab the door with your hand. Then wipe again with the grain and buff with a soft cloth.
Fill a sink or bucket with about 1 – gallon of warm water. Add to it ¼ – Cup White Vinegar, ¼ – cup Borax (Twenty Mule Team Borax in the laundry aisle) and ½ – teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Use a sponge or a micro fiber cloth, wring it out in the solution, leaving it wet, but not dripping. Starting at the bottom, wash the cupboard. No rinsing unless heavily soiled or there is a smoker in the house. If the cabinets have a shiny finish, buff dry.
If you have light colored laminate countertops you know how easily they can stain with tea, coffee and other foods. If you have heavy stains mix a paste of Cream of Tartar and lemon juice and work into the stain. For stubborn stains let soak for an hour or so or even overnight. Rub again, rinse and dry.
For granite, add ¼ cup rubbing alcohol and a few drops of dishwashing liquid to a quart spray bottle. Fill with warm water. Spray, let sit a few minutes and wipe. It restores the shine and cleans. If you have black or gray marks on the granite, rub with FINE (0000) steel wool. Then spray with alcohol solution, wipe and dry. Don’t use the steel wool for daily cleaning.
Use the same solution for Quartz counters but don’t use the steel wool. Use a sponge or micro fiber cloth.
To clean chrome or other metal in the kitchen use a solution of 50% warm water and 50% rubbing alcohol. Apply with a soft cloth or paper towel and buff. For a great shine, rub with a dryer fabric softener sheet.
REFRIGERATOR: Wipe out the refrigerator with a cloth wrung out in warm water and moistened with white vinegar. This will help control any mold or mildew. Once you are done, wipe down each shelf with a cloth moistened lightly with glycerin. Just a light coat is all you need. This will allow you to wipe up spills with ease. You can use this trick in the freezer too.
STOVE HOOD FILTER: Fill the sink or appropriate size container with very hot or boiling water to cover the filter. Add about 1 tablespoon of DAWN Dish Washing Liquid and a large handful of Baking Soda. Use a brush with a handle to submerge the filter and let it soak for 10 – 20 minutes. Use the brush to scrub the filter(s). Add more dish soap if needed. Rinse the filters well in hot water and then a cool rinse. Dry with paper towels or a soft cloth. Stand on edge to finish drying. Do not replace the filter(s) until dry.
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