Cleaning up London

Celebrate World Baking Day on 17th May

Ali

Today we celebrate World Baking Day! What better way to reunite with friends and family than baking?

Even though baking is all about spreading joy and making people happy, no one likes cluttered counters and crumbs on the floor. Keeping your kitchen clean is important unless you want to end up with the trash overflowing, sink full of dishes and counters covered with remnants. However, there are our top tips on how to clean up after baking and you may be surprised that you already have most of the ingredients.

Use natural cleaning products

Many commercially available cleaning products are really expensive and contain harmful chemicals. Baking soda is an eco-friendly cleaner which can remove stains from kitchen appliances without taking off paint. White vinegar is a natural agent which can fight greasy stains and kills all germs. Mix half a cup of baking soda and a half a cup of white vinegar with hot water in a sink. After letting the appliances soak for 40 minutes, scrub them using a heavy-duty scourer.

Clean the oven

Oven is the most commonly used appliance in the kitchen which makes the cleaning compulsory. Start by taking out all racks and removing the food residue from the base of the oven. Mix equal parts of baking soda with water to form a paste. By using gloves, spread the paste all over the bottom of the oven and let it sit for 10-12 hours. In the meantime, combine washing powder and water and put your racks into the kitchen sink. Finally, take a damp cloth and sweep away the cleaning product from the oven and scrub the racks with a cloth until the grease is gone.

Use vanilla extract to make your oven smell like your grandma’s home

To flush the nasty smell of detergent and replace it with gentle aroma, boil water and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a pot for five minutes. Then, use a damp cloth to wipe down the interior of the kitchen appliances.