5 Time Saving Kitchen Cleaning Tips You Probably Didn’t Know!

Cleaning the appliances can be a tough task post a really long cook. The microwave, blender, pans etc. are important appliances for any home cook and are required more often than not and thus need to be clean at all times.

To make this task simpler and less messy we’ve covered some simple hacks to help you clean your appliances within minutes be it grime, oil stains etc.

The Microwave

One of the simplest ways to clean a microwave is to set in a few wet paper towels and turn up the heat for about 4-5 minutes. It’s simple science, the steam from the towels moistens the grime and stains. Using the damp towels now wipe clean the microwave.

To get rid of the foul smell combine 1 cup of water with half a lemon and run the microwave for 4-5 minutes again and let rest for another 5 minutes.

clean a microwave


For those looking to take up their health quotient up a notch this summers vegetables and fruit smoothies will play an important role but cleaning the blender post a shake can be time-consuming but doesn’t have to be.

All you need to do is pour in some hot water, add a few drops of dishwasher soap and once again run the blender for 10-15 seconds. Rinse out the residue and voila, your blender’s usable again.

Cast-Iron Pan

A pan is often the most used appliance and cleaning it with liquid soap or a steel scrubber may seem the ideal way to get rid of the grease but truth be told only damages the non-stick surface. Props to kitchenguyd.com for sharing this one with us.

To clean it, rub salt if a simple wash doesn’t work. Let the salt rest for a few seconds and wipe clean the pan with a cotton cloth. To maintain non-stick coating dab some cooking oil.

Cast-Iron Pan Cleaning

Coffee Grinder

Have you ever used your coffee grinder to grind more than just beans? Have you been mixing spices and other food items in it? If yes, well, then your coffee taste may start to change.

To get rid of the other tastes and smell you can run the grinder with hot water. To clean the filter or clear the grinder of limescale a mixture of vinegar and lime is ideal.

The Fridge

Since you’d be storing all the leftover in food containers, the fridge is likely to have lots spills and drips. To clean it up switch off the fridge and clear out all the containers, bottles etc. lying inside, also remove the shelves, trays etc.

Now clean up everything using a damp cloth while the trays and shelves can be cleaned with dishwasher soap. Put back all the parts and containers once it’s completely dry. Also, clean the kitchen area behind the fridge using a vacuum as it’s often the dirtiest part of any kitchen.

Cleaning of the Fridge

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