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Kitchen cleaning tips


Clean the fridge and freezer 

Use: Multipurpose cleaner, cloth, non-scratching cleaning sponge, hot water in a saucepan, old newspapers for wrapping frozen food, and an empty container. 

Cleaning the fridge

  1. Clean with the multipurpose cleaner and the damp cloth. Don’t forget the edge strips. Never clean the outside with a scratching cleaning sponge.
  2. Dry off with the dry cloth.

Defrost your freezer

  1. Turn off the freezer.
  2. Wrap frozen food in newspapers and place it in the kitchen sink, or outdoors during the winter.
  3. Put the saucepan full of hot water in the freezer.
  4. Place the container under the freezer’s draining pipe (at the bottom front of the freezer). Empty the container when it starts to get full.
  5. Once all the ice has melted, clean and dry the freezer. If necessary, use a little cleaning agent to remove any dirt.
  6. Turn the freezer on again.

Clean the cooker and oven

Use: Oven cleaning agent, non-scratching cleaning sponge, cloth, glass hob scraper (only for glass hobs), and a hob cleanser (for glass hobs).

Cleaning the oven

  1. Spray oven cleaner on the greasy parts of the oven. Follow the instructions on the cleaner.
  2. Leave it for about 15 minutes. If necessary, use the sponge.
  3. Dry off.
  4. Turn the oven on to 225 degrees for 30 minutes to remove any remains and odors.

Also, clean the oven trays and grilles like this. 

Cleaning a stove with plates

  1. Spray oven cleaner around the hotplates, not on them. Follow the instructions on the cleaner.
  2. Leave for about 15 minutes.
  3. Dry off with a damp cloth.

Cleaning a stove with a glass hob

  1. Carefully scrape off dirt from the hob with the scraper.
  2. Spread out the hob cleanser with a non-scratching sponge. Follow the instructions on the package.
  3. Dry carefully with kitchen paper or a clean dry cloth.

Clean the microwave

Use: Bowl of water and a cloth.

  1. Place a small bowl with water in the microwave and run at full power until the water boils. Use a bowl that withstands microwaves.
  2. The water evaporates and moisture loosens the dirt and food splashes.
  3. Dry with kitchen paper or a clean dry cloth.

Always use a cover inside the microwave. This reduces food splashes!

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Latest update July 8, 2021