A Guide to Tidy Kitchens: How to Clean 5 Common Kitchen Appliances Leave a comment

Keeping your kitchen pristine clean is much harder than keeping your home clean. You’ve got all the tools to clean your whole house but it’s harder to find guides on how to clean your kitchen appliances. To be honest, it is much harder to clean those since it has many crevices and nooks into which food can sneakily fit in in ways you can’t think of. So here’s where we put your worries to rest and show you how to clean the 5 common kitchen appliances found in all households.

Let’s Get Cleaning!



What you need:

  • Gloves
  • Dish Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Baking Soda
  • Water

Our refrigerator is where our perishables are kept which don’t take long to rot giving off a bad odor. Our fridge is also where food residue can be built on the side and other corners and it’s hard to get them off. So it’s recommended to rid of them as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to clean your refrigerator:

First and foremost, empty your refrigerator, and take all your food out. Seal the open foods, and throw away the rotten ones. 

Take out the removable parts such as the drawers, shelves, and racks. You can easily clean those with hot water and dish soap. 

For stubborn stains or spills, make a paste with one part baking soda and seven parts water, apply it to the area, and scrub gently with a toothbrush or small brush. You can use the same mixture to clean the interior of the appliance

Finally, Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

But wait! It’s not over yet. As much as the interiors of refrigerators turn dirty, so do the exteriors. Just get an all-purpose cleaner and clothes. And wipe down the surface and top. Also don’t forget the handles where much of the dirt, dust,, and grime from our hands is collected.


2. Microwave

You can use two things normally found in your kitchens to get your microwave in Pakistan sparkly clean.

How to Clean Microwave with Vinegar

What you need

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Water
  • White vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Damp sponge/Microfiber cloth

Mix 2 cups of water with 2 tbsps of vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat it at high power for about 4 minutes or up until the mixture comes to a boil and the window steams up.

Turn the power off and allow the microwave to cool. This allows the steam to soften off the stains and debris within.

Finally, open the microwave door, and carefully remove the bowl using oven mitts. Take the glass dish/turntable out. Use a damp cloth to quickly wipe the inner surfaces of the microwave. Then use the same cloth to clean the turntable.

How to Clean Microwave with Lemon

What you need

  • 1 lemon
  • Water
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Microwave Safe Bowl

Squeeze 1 lemon into ½ cup of water and mix in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the mixture at high power for a few minutes. 

Turn the power off and allow the bowl to sit in the microwave for a few minutes until it cools off. 

Now, open and take the turntable out. Wipe the interior with a microfiber cloth and also the turntable.

How to Clean the exterior of a Microwave?

Spray an all-purpose cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe the microwave exterior with it. Don’t forget to clean the control panels, handle, sides, top, and bottom of the microwave.



What you need

  • Grill brush
  • Dish Soap
  • Cloth

To clean a grill, start by removing the grates and scraping off loose debris using a grill brush. Soak the grates in warm, soapy water and scrub them thoroughly with a grill brush. Clean the inside of the grill, including burners and heat shields, using a brush or scraper. Rinse the grates and wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth. Empty and clean drip pans or trays, and gently brush the igniters.

Finally, reassemble the grill. Regular cleaning ensures optimal performance and longevity for your grill.


4. Blender

What you need

  • Warm Water
  • Dish Soap
  • Rough Sponge

Cleaning your blender doesn’t have to be a chore – with a few simple steps, you can keep it sparkling clean and ready for your next smoothie adventure! Start by filling the blender carafe halfway with warm water and adding a few drops of liquid dish detergent. Give it a whirl on a low setting for about 20 seconds, creating a soapy mix. Pour out the sudsy liquid and give it a good rinse. For those stubborn stains, grab a rough sponge, steel wool, or a toothbrush, depending on the level of grime. Mix a bit of water and dish soap in the blender and chip away at the stains until they vanish.

Now, onto the base! Soak a sponge or towel in warm, soapy water, wring it out until damp, and gently wipe down the base of the blender. This will get rid of any spills or splatters from your culinary adventures.

Don’t forget those control buttons! If your blender’s interface has accumulated gunk in the cracks, a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol is your secret weapon. Wipe around the buttons to dissolve any caked-on matter, leaving your blender looking and feeling fresh.


5. Toaster

What you need

  • Warm Water
  • Slim Brush
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Dishwash

First and foremost unplug your toaster before doing anything. If it was turned on, unplug then let it cool before beginning to clean.

After cooling, take a brush and loosen any crumbs and stains in and out of the toaster. Pick up the toaster and place it over a sink or a trashcan. Shake it lightly so that crumbs fall. Don’t shake it or tap it! It can damage a component inside. 

Next, if your toaster has a removable crumb tray, empty that. Later, submerge the tray in a mixture of soapy water. After a few minutes scrub to make it squeaky clean. Rinse the tray with clear water and let it dry.

When it comes to cleaning the outside of your toaster, a simple solution is to use a damp paper towel or cloth. Removing stubborn stains is easier than you think! All you need is a damp sponge and a drop of dish soap. Just be careful not to get any water near the toaster slots, lever, push buttons, or control panel.


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