Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Here are a few quirky kitchen tips that you may not know about

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

  • Clean your oven racks in the bathtub.
  • If you have stored onions in a container and it now smells soak some newspaper in the container and soon it will remove the smell.
  • To remove food stains from plastic containers, soak the container with a denature tablet, will be like new in no time!!
  • When measuring ingredients like honey spray your cup or spoon with cooking spray first, then it will slide out and easy clean up.
  • Your kitchen sponge needs to be cleaned regularly.  When your next turning on the dishwasher put your sponge in as well.  The hot water will kill the nasty germs.
  • To remove limescale from your kettle element place 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water (use enough water to cover the element) and boil for 10 minutes.  Wait until the water is cool, then give it a rinse. Tips on how to clean your kettle here.

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33 comments

LaTisha August 23, 2010 - 3:11 PM

Denture tablets also work well for the toilet bowl

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Katrina - The Organi August 26, 2010 - 1:34 AM

really, love it, they are handy for a few things!!

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Eat Out With Kids August 23, 2010 - 8:41 PM

Great tips- my pantry needs as much help as it can get!
PS- Thanks for the linky love- linked ya back!

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Katrina - The Organi August 26, 2010 - 1:35 AM

anytime 😉 I've taken photo's of the pantry just have to write up the post, hopefully tonight so it's ready to read tomorrow

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Yvonne September 28, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Ha ha…I just did mine, looking forward to seeing and reading your hints.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 28, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The kitchen is always a great start!!

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Cleaning Service Mel February 11, 2011 - 7:19 AM

Great tips

Going to use for my kitchen cleaning for sure .

thanks a lot sharing your great cleaning ideass and tips over here

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Rebekah June 7, 2011 - 7:47 PM

Great tips! I’m going to try the oven cleaning tips… I put my dishwashing brushes in the dishwasher…. never thought to do the same with the sponges! 🙂 Great!

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Katherine June 7, 2011 - 8:43 PM

I never thought to put my sponge in the dishwasher! Thank-you. I normally just throw them away (gets costly). Will try the oven rack & napi-san this weekend! I use one of those BBQ lining mats in the bottom of my oven, so the oven is always clean and i just pop the mat out and wash off in warm soapy water (trick my uncle told me). Makes cleaning the oven so much easier.

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Nat March 11, 2012 - 1:18 PM

Great ideas, thanks!! I also put my sponges/washcloths in the microwave for about 20 seconds, that kills all the germs as well…i put them in damp.

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Diane Stables April 6, 2021 - 9:45 PM

I do this too.

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Nae March 11, 2012 - 1:26 PM

I cut my scourer sponges in half before I use them. It works out much more economical!

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Katrina March 12, 2012 - 5:12 PM

That’s a great idea, as I find I usually fold them over so they are easier to handle!

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Jan mason September 28, 2015 - 9:02 AM

This is not really a reply 🙂 your Honey biscuit’s, although delicious, the mixture is always very dry, and no way can I roll it into Balls, what am I doing wrong?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 28, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Hi Jan, I’ve made them a few times and the recipe works for me, I squeeze them into balls and they turn out delicious, perhaps add more milk, a tablespoon at a time?

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Lisa March 11, 2012 - 1:41 PM

Halved lemon or lime in the kettle also works wonders!

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Danielle Raward March 11, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Heard a tip that you can put the dishcloth in the microwave to kill the bugs & germs on it too. Wet it and stick it in the microwave for a minute! Germs be gone! 🙂

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Katrina March 12, 2012 - 5:11 PM

that’s a great tip Danielle!!

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Liljaneymac March 12, 2012 - 5:41 PM

A great way to clean your kettle is to cut a lemon in half, place both halves in the kettle, fill with water and boil it. It removes all the build up from inside, without chemicals. Pour the lemon and water out, rinse the kettle and you’re done 🙂
Once you’ve tried this, you won’t do it any other way….

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Katrina March 13, 2012 - 8:29 PM

That’s a really great tip I’m going to give it a go myself!

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Tintin October 30, 2012 - 9:08 PM

Another oven rack cleaning tip is if you have a large laundry tub, is to try lining it with foil (shiny side up) then placing your oven racks in. Sprinkle with napisan fill the tub until the racks are submerged and leave overnight. Wipe off clean in the morning.

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Karen Martino April 25, 2013 - 12:02 PM

I want to clean the mesh above my Daughter’s exhaust fan…..can you give me any tips please. The mesh does come off in two pieces so I can soak if necessary.

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jodi July 1, 2013 - 2:06 PM

I don’t know if your mesh is metal like mine. but I always stick mine in the dishwasher. Comes out good as new!!!

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Larmo October 16, 2013 - 12:37 PM

What is a denature tablet and what is napisan?
Love the tips.

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Katrina October 16, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Denture tablets can be found in the toothpaste isle, it to clean teeth for the elderly mostly. Napisan is in the laundry section, I use it to help brighten whites

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Katie August 31, 2016 - 6:43 AM

A easy way to clean microwave is place a cup of water and a squirrel if washing up liquid on high for 30 secs…everything just wipes off after that!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 31, 2016 - 11:16 AM

ooh Katie, I had a giggle, do you mean a squirt of washing up liquid? 😛 This is a great tip, very easy, thank you 🙂

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Soni August 31, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Ha ha I did the kettle with lemon halves last night. Came up brand new !!!! Such a good tip.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 31, 2016 - 11:16 AM

easy peasy, glad you liked it!

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Ruth August 31, 2016 - 9:09 AM

I also did my kettle yesterday with the lemon halves. Great.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 31, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Glad you liked it Ruth 🙂

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High Power Group June 4, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Hi Katrina, Great tips. I believe these tips will make the kitchen cleaning very easy. Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 5, 2019 - 9:23 AM

You are so very welcome. Hope my tips help! Kat x

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