Your guide to cleaning everyday appliances
June 23, 2022, 3:39 p.m.
3 minute read
While cleaning your everyday devices may seem like a chore, it’s important to take care of them and protect them from dirt, germs, and grime to prevent them from malfunctioning.
Proper maintenance of your refrigerator, microwave, washing machine, refrigerator, dishwasher and small kitchen appliances increases their lifespan and reduces your electricity bill.
Here’s how to clean your everyday appliances.
How to clean your refrigerator?
Keeping your refrigerator clean will prevent the growth of germs, eliminate odors and keep food fresh.
If you have stale or spoiled food, be sure to throw it away before you start cleaning out your refrigerator.
Mix vinegar with water and give your fridge a thorough cleaning by spraying hidden surfaces, shelves and drawers.
Also, spray this mixture whenever a food spill occurs.
How to clean a washing machine?
Fecal germs like E. coil, gut bacteria and viruses can survive in a washing machine.
So, clean your washing machine every six months.
Add white vinegar, water and baking soda to the drum of the machine and run the longest cycle at the hottest temperature.
Soak a sponge and a toothbrush in a solution of hot vinegar water and clean the interior.
Finally, run another cycle without the vinegar solution.
How to clean a microwave?
Splashes of soup, sauce and curry in your microwave can cause it to smell bad and also reduce its efficiency.
It can also lead to bacteria buildup and increase the risk of fire.
Put a lemon with water in a microwave-safe bowl and let the microwave run for three to five minutes.
Wipe the interior clean with a sponge after the grease and grime have come off.
How to clean a dishwasher?
A dishwasher should be cleaned often enough to prevent any foul odors from lingering in your kitchen and to avoid the buildup of food debris, environmental bugs, soap scum and grease.
Pour the vinegar into a dishwasher-safe mug, place it on top, and run the dishwasher on the hottest, longest cycle.
Remove all attachments and scrub with a soft toothbrush for thorough cleaning.
How do you clean small kitchen appliances?
The small kitchen appliances in your home are just as important and versatile as the big ones.
So, instead of taking them for granted, make sure to clean them from time to time to remove any buildup.
Small appliances like coffee makers, blenders, blenders, toasters, and waffle makers require deep cleaning.
Clean them with warm soapy water and use a toothbrush to clean the crevices.