It’s good to give your kitchen a good tidy and deep clean at least once a year. Depending on the size of your kitchen and what you have in it, this can be quite a time-consuming task. However, there are some ways in which you can make things a little easier.
Cleaning inside your oven is a seriously hands-on job when done manually, so most modern ovens have some sort of self-cleaning feature. They'll save you the hassle of scrubbing the cavity when there’s burnt-on food and residue.
Pyrolytic cleaning scorches baked-on grime and grease, turning it into a fine ash that can be easily wiped away at the end of a cycle.
Steam cleaning softens and loosens dirt and makes it easy to wipe clean with a cloth or a sponge.
Induction hob cleaning
Wet an e-cloth in hot water and wipe down your induction hob surface to give it a good clean, using the textured part for any stubborn residue. It’s a great way to go chemical-free and still remove bacteria from your cooking area.
For an extra-shiny finish, apply some vitreous cream to your hob and allow it to stand before buffing it off.
Cleaning drawers, inserts & surfaces
A compact, handheld vacuum is great for cleaning out your drawers and inserts, removing any dust, crumbs and other debris that has built up over time.
Removing your inserts lets you give your drawers a more thorough clean.
A good quality kitchen spray is enough to keep your worktops clean and hygienic.
Bring back old baking trays
If you’ve got old baking trays that you’re not ready to part ways with, you can bring them back from the brink.
Sprinkle them with bicarbonate of soda, before giving it a few sprays of hydrogen peroxide and then finishing off with another layer of baking soda. Give it a few hours to set in before wiping clean.
Cleaning your cooker hood
As your hood gets covered in grease and dust over time, ordinary cleaning products can start to struggle.
Add a few drops of vegetable oil to a cloth or piece of kitchen roll and wipe down the surface of your cooker hood to leave it looking good as new.
Easy blender cleaning
Avoid the awkwardness of cleaning your blender jug by hand by adding room temperature water and a tablespoon of vinegar, covering and blending at a medium speed for a minute.
Discard this solution and this time add warm water and a small amount of washing up liquid. Cover and blend for a minute again.
Discard the soapy solution and rinse with warm water until it runs clear. Add warm water and pulse on a medium speed again for a minute before discarding it.
Wipe with a microfibre cloth and leave it upside down to air-dry.