The kitchen is typically one of the most used rooms in the house and definitely one that requires a lot of effort to keep clean. So don’t waste your time, check out these amazing kitchen cleaning hacks to get your kitchen sparkling clean in less time. Plus, I don’t know about you, but reading about these kitchen cleaning tips & tricks motivates me to get to work!
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1. How to clean your dishwasher in 5 minutes!
We rely on our dishwasher to clean our dishes, but do you give it the attention it needs to keep it clean? I know I am guilty of neglecting this one, but with this quick, 5 minute hack with just one ingredient will make you stop procrastinating! (via Clean Mama)
2. How to hack your built-in soap dispenser
I am definitely doing this! You save so much money buying dish soap in bulk, but you don’t want to be refilling a bottle. This hack solves that AND keeps your counter space clean and not cluttering it with dish soap. (via One Good Thing by Jillee)
3. How to polish a stainless steel sink
My mom always taught me that when you are in a rush and need your home to look clean, make sure you wipe down and clean all your sinks and it is SO true! Your guests will be in awe of your sparkling clean stainless steel sink with this kitchen cleaning hack. (via The Bold Abode)
4. How to clean a wooden cutting board
I adore wooden cutting boards. They are super functional and gorgeous looking, but cleaning can be a challenge since you can’t stick them in the dishwasher like other cutting boards. Find out how to easily clean them using products you probably already have lying around. (via The Pioneer Woman)
5. How to remove burnt on food
This next genius tip on our list of kitchen cleaning hacks not only works for pots & pans, but also for cookie sheets and other bakeware. Instead of just using elbow grease, check out these tips to remove burnt on food in a fraction of the time. (via Clean and Scentsible)
6. DIY Natural Kitchen Cleaners
Natural DIY kitchen cleaners are my favorite for two reasons: 1) you can avoid the harsh toxic chemicals found in some cleaners and 2) you can save a ton of money by making them for a handful of essential cleaning ingredients. (via Clean Mama)
7. How to make rusty knives look brand new
Don’t you hate it when your silverware or knives get rust spots on them? Well, don’t throw them out because you can easily get rid of them with this natural 1:1 solution of lemon & warm water. (via The Creek Line House)
8. Self-cleaning slow cooker trick
Not only does a slow cooker make dinners a breeze, but it can clean itself?! What is not to love about this amazing appliance?
9. The right way to load a dishwasher
Everyone seems to have a different technique for loading the dishwasher, but is there a right way? Clean Mama claims that there is and will show you how. (via Clean Mama)
If you haven’t already checked out her channel, Rachel Talbott has a lot of great cleaning & organizing videos. Here is her Kitchen Cleaning Tips 101 video:
10. How to easily clean your gas stove
Having a clean stove will transform your kitchen! Follow this step-by-step guide to deep clean your gas stove and amaze your family. (via The Creek Line House)
11. How to clean your Keurig
You use your Keurig more often than most of your kitchen appliances, but do you make sure you clean it regularly? Here is a super easy tutorial on how to clean it with vinegar. (via The Frugal Girls)
12. How to clean those stubborn burner pans
We used to live in an apartment that had a stove with burner pans and I dreaded cleaning them. I was sure they were going to be the downfall of getting our full cleaning deposit back. I wish I had known this super effective method that hardly requires any scrubbing because I sure got a workout when I cleaned mine. (via One Good Thing by Jillee)
13. Make old cookie sheets look like new
Embarrassed to bring out your dingy baking sheets for holiday baking with the family? Don’t go and buy new. Instead, use this nifty cleaning hack using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. (via One Good Thing by Jillee)
14. Habits for a clean kitchen video
I love that this video features tips & tricks that help prevent messes in the kitchen. And if you were as intrigued as I was by the cordless vacuum cleaner she uses in this video, here’s a link.
The other kitchen cleaning gadget I am lusting over is this steamer mop.
15. How to clean your oven glass
Cleaning your oven glass doesn’t have to take all day with a magic eraser! It’s the secret to getting off even the toughest caked on grime from your oven glass so you can finally see your baking cookies again! (via Polished Habitat)
16. The best oven cleaning paste
Cleaning my oven is on my to-do list because whenever I make a frozen pizza, little bits of sausage fall off and make a burnt mess on the bottom. This cheap & easy oven cleaning paste using items you probably already have around the house is just the trick I need! (via Clean Mama)
17. How to clean grease from cabinets
Who doesn’t love bacon, but when you pan fry it, you inevitably get grease splatter around your kitchen and on your cabinets. This DIY homemade cabinet cleaner is just what you need to clean up the mess. (via eHow)
18. Clean off baked-on grease in no time
And last but not least on our list of top kitchen cleaning hacks…
19. Chemical-free microwave cleaning hack
Microwaves are all about convenience so shouldn’t cleaning them be a breeze too? With this cleaning hack it is! No chemicals needed. (via BuzzFeed)
Share one of your favorite kitchen cleaning hacks in the comments below!