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  • 3 Useful Tips For Cleaning Your Kitchen

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    Here are some more useful tips for cleaning your kitchen. With spring finally here, it's time to get your annual spring cleaning to-do list out, and start with one of the busiest rooms in your house...the kitchen:

    Apply oven cleaner to the oven and clean the refrigerator.

    Leave the windows in the kitchen open to avoid the overpowering smell. Don't forget to vacuum the coils of your UNPLUGGED refrigerator. This is a great time to sweep and mop underneath it too if you can find some help to move it. Be careful of scratching your floor.

    While the oven cleaner works, begin sorting through the freezer and refrigerator.

    Throw out any expired food, mostly empty containers, and items that you bought and never used. Put the stuff to keep on the counter. Take out the refrigerator shelves and drawers. Wash them down, being careful with glass shelves. Wipe down the entire inside of the refrigerator and freezer before replacing shelves and food. Wipe down and clean out the oven according to the directions on the oven cleaner.

    Take the knobs, burners, burner covers, and spill catchers off of the stove.

    Follow your stove/oven owner’s manual for information on proper cleaning methods for your model. (The one you carefully filed, when you bought the stove, just for an occasion like this.) Some stovetops lift up to allow easy access to spills and crumbs. Wipe down the entire stove.

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