Tackle tough-to-clean appliances in your GASLAND kitchen with these smart tricks. We'll show you the secrets to cleaning a dishwasher, microwave, stove and oven.
How to Clean a Dishwasher
Just because a dishwasher's job is to clean, that doesn't mean it never needs a cleaning itself. In fact, you should be cleaning your dishwasher just as often as your shower or sink. To keep foul odors from lingering and to protect against grime buildup, check out our easy steps for how to clean a dishwasher.
1.Fill a dishwasher-safe cup with vinegar.
2.Place the cup on the top rack of the empty dishwasher.
3.Run the dishwasher on the hottest, longest cycle. This will sanitize and loosen food and soap scum.
How to Clean a Microwave
Soup, sauce, and grease splatters coat the inside of your microwave on a weekly basis. All that buildup isn't pleasant to look at or cook with. The good news is that knowing how to clean a microwave is a quick study and easier than you may think. With just a bowl of water, you have a chemical-free way to get your appliance looking like new.
1.Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and place it in the microwave.
2.Heat, uncovered, until the water starts to boil.
3.The caked-on food should now be loosened, so you can easily wipe the surface clean.
How to Clean Your Kitchen Stove and Oven
Oil splatters, seasoning spills, and just about anything else you cook with will inevitably end up on your stove top. The key to cleaning your stove top is to be quick. Before the food bits cook onto the surface, be sure to scrub them away. (Carefully, of course, so you don't burn yourself.) After cooking and the stove top is cool, give it a good wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner sprayed on a damp cloth. But even if splatters sit for a day or two, there's still hope. Here's how to clean a stove top and get your glass cooktop back to sparkling.
1.Soak the stain in the strongest cleaner your cooktop can handle and let sit.
2.Using a single-edged scraper, carefully scrape the debris while holding the blade at a 30- to 40-degree angle.
3.Wipe the cooktop clean.
You can't clean your stove top and ignore your oven! If you can see built-up grime or worrisome smoke, it's time to get the cleaning gloves out before it becomes a major problem. The good news is that cleaning an oven is easy to master.