Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Appliances

Spring cleaning – it’s that gritty process you’re thankful only occurs once a year. But giving your house a facelift is a great way to start off the fair-weather season the right way, even if it takes some effort and a few rolls of paper towels.

However, when we freshen up our homes in the springtime, we normally neglect our appliances. In fact, there may be a couple that you only clean in the case of a spill, or have never cleaned at all. But how exactly do you go about cleaning your appliances? Is it possible to do it yourself?

In short, there are some easy steps you can take to spruce up the cleanliness of your kitchen appliances without hiring a professional cleaner or shelling out for expensive chemicals. Keep reading to see our top tips for cleaning out each appliance this spring:

Microwave

Place a microwaveable container filled with water and a few lemon wedges in the mic, and nuke it for 3 minutes. The vapor and lemon will loosen any stains and smells living in your microwave. Let it cool down, and give it a wipe. Easy peasy!

Oven

Similar to your new microwave strategy, place a pan of water in your oven at 225 degrees for 15-20 minutes. After heating, mix some dish soap with the remaining water and wipe down the inside surfaces of your oven and give the racks a wash in the sink. Any grime will be easier to scrub away once it has been treated with the evaporating water.

Refrigerator

Cleaning your fridge may seem like a doozie, as it’s constantly full. However, it should only take you a few minutes. Remove all the food, then take out the drawers and shelves. Mix equal parts vinegar and water, and give each surface a spray and a wipe before replacing your items. This will help remove any bacteria growing in your fridge and freshen up the corners that rarely get touched.

Dishwasher

Place a cup full of vinegar in a dishwasher-safe glass on the top rack. Run the hottest, longest cycle with only this cup of vinegar. Afterwards, any scum and soap residue will be loosened, and a quick wipe of the inside walls will leave it sparkly clean.

Enjoy

While cleaning your appliances may seem like a daunting task, take some easy steps to let them basically clean themselves! Your kitchen will be fresher and cleaner, leaving your household with a more sanitary and pleasant environment.

At HouseLift, we know your kitchen is the center of your home. We will help you design and improve it with your unique style for ultimate functionality. Contact us today to start building the kitchen of your dreams!

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