6 Tips To Make Your Kitchen Sparkle This Summer

Summer has arrived and with it the impudence to do some deep cleaning! While cleaning, can certainly involve clearing clutter and doing outdoor maintenance, one place that may be overlooked, is the kitchen. It has been cleaned all winter long, right, so you may be wondering what else does it need? Giving your appliances, cabinet’s and silver some TLC a few times a year helps extend their lifespan and also brings a sense of pristine newness back to the kitchen.

Today, we want to share with you some tips on how to make your kitchen sparkle again!

1. Your Cabinets

Over time, build-up can collect on your kitchen cabinets — especially if you do not run the exhaust hood over your range while you cook to keep grease from settling. To remove build-up use a “cabinet cream” to cut through the dirt and leave wood moisturized.

2. Your Dishwasher

To ensure this heavy-duty cleaning appliance gets all the tomato sauce stains off of your dinner plates, you have to clean it too. First, remove any bits of food on the bottom. Then, run a cycle with a specialty cleanser made for your dishwasher about once a month.

3. Your Refrigerator

This means the outside and inside. Pull out all of your fridge’s interior shelving and wash them with warm soapy water. Then wipe down the surfaces that can’t be removed on the inside with a sponge before putting shelves back in their place.

4. Your Oven

If you ever start to smell something burning when you turn on your oven, it might be time to give it a deep clean. First, chip off loose pieces from your range, then spritz burnt-on food with ammonia. Sprinkle baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom, let it bubble up, then whisk away the grime with a sponge.

5. Your Stainless Steel

What’s the point of having stainless steel in your kitchen if it is not bright and clean? To make your surface sparkle again, use a light mist of wax-based aerosol spray — but make sure you do not put on too much, or you might leave the surface grimy. Continue to use this cleaner once or twice a week.

6. Your Silver

Use a toothbrush and Hagerty Silver Foam on your silver because it is not too abrasive and it is water-soluble. For really bad black tarnish, Simichrome Polish is great. Never put your silver in the dishwasher and store it in anti-tarnish cloth bags when you are not using it.

Happy Cleaning from all of us Vic Green Realty!

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“Giving your appliances, cabinet’s and silver some TLC a few times a year helps extend their lifespan and also brings a sense of pristine newness back to the kitchen.”