Spring is on the way: lighter evenings, daffodils out in force and a kitchen in need of a little TLC.
Months spent cooking pot after pot of belly warming dishes is a winter well spent; although your kitchen might be looking a little worse for wear. Grubby surfaces, tacky chopping boards and scaly kettles. It’s time.
Get your brightest marigolds at the ready. Dig out baking soda, lemon, salt and a few other cupboard essentials and try these 6 quick Spring Cleaning Tips.
Bring out the Baking Soda
Don’t fork out for pricey cleaning products. Arm yourself with a tub of baking soda, and marvel as it works its magic on blocked sinks, crockery and kitchen surface stains.
Fridge smelling slightly unsavoury? Try giving it the once-over with a damp soda-soaked cloth.
Daren’t look inside your kettle? If limescale is lining the inside, fill it with water and half a cup of vinegar. Leave overnight, empty then rinse. Foolproof.
Spruce up Chopping Boards
Wooden chopping boards showing the signs of a winter cook-a-thon? A little lemon and salt should bring it back to life and shift stubborn stains.
Clearing Microwave Mess
Baked on food and drink splattered up the sides: a well-used microwave can get pretty messy. Zap a bowl of water and lemon juice for three minutes and leave to sit for a further five to loosen stubborn stains.
Sparkling Stainless Steel
Kitchen appliances looking dull? Polish back to perfection with a little cream of tartar mixed with a few drops of water. Good as new.
You’ve emptied the tray, turned your toaster upside down and shook it within an inch of its life. You put it down. Crumbs still rattle. If you’re inner stickler just can’t let it go. Get out a small pastry brush and get the last of those crumbs from pesky nooks and crannies.
What are your secrets to a successful spring clean? Tell us in the comment box below.