The Big Spring Clean: How to clean your appliances
- Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:41
- Last Updated on 22 September 2019
- Monica Costa
I love Spring and somehow every year during this season I feel the urge to deep Spring clean my house. I keep writing new blogs about it because ultimately I enjoy cleaning. Here I am sharing simple tips along with a practical visual including hacks and tricks to clean your appliances.
It’s not always necessary to buy expensive bottled products from the supermarkets to get your home clean. I am a big fan of naturally cleaning, i.e. using things like lemons, vinegar, baking soda, which can actually do a better job.
My simplest hints and tips include the following:
1) Sanitise your sponges (which harbour millions of germs) in the microwave – 2 minutes and the germs are gone!
2) Cabinet doors, floors, and both your large and small appliances get greasy and grimy over time so simply make a mix of vinegar and baking soda and pass it onto the surfaces with a soft cloth. It will smell fresh afterwards.
3) Oven – I use a mix of vinegar and baking soda. That gently foams and looks like a chemical product. It is strong so I wipe it clean and remove it gently with a soft cloth. You can repeat this until all the baking soda residue is gone and add more water or vinegar as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
4) Fridge – I use a soft sponge filled with some lemon and vinegar. It is that simple.
5) Electric kettle – It is very important to regularly clean the electric kettle, especially if there’s hard water in the area you live in. Limescale and other mineral deposits can build up affecting performance and shortening lifespan. I simply fill the kettle with white or malt vinegar and leave it there for a couple of hours. The limescale will lift by itself and the kettle will look as new.
6) Microwave – If you forget to cover the plates, microwaves get very messy. Again vinegar is brilliant to disinfect.
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Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums