Have you ever thought how our grandparents kept such a clean kitchen when they didn’t have all these expensive (and acidic) products that we do these days?

We thought about this and decided to ask our dear grandmothers. By following these tips, you don’t just save money and time, but you probably have everything you need at home already!

Our favourite must be the dirty mirror trick – just pop some vinegar into a spray bottle and wipe it off with a newspaper, because using paper towels might not be the best idea since they can leave white residue on the surface. You can also use this on your shower glass door, to clean kitchen countertops et cetera. After doing this, the surfaces will look mint!

“The tricky question is how do you clean something that is hard to keep clean, such as stainless steel toasters or kettles?”

clean kitchen baking trayDo you have those baking trays that you have used for years and they just don’t look very appealing anymore? The easiest thing to do is to use about a quarter cup of baking soda and just a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide and rub it into a paste. Then apply to clean kitchen appliances or baking trays, scrub a little and bam! amazement ensues.

Do you have a lot of grease built up on your stove burners? Just use ammonia! Use about ¼ cup of ammonia and pop it into a ziploc bag and also stick the burner in there. Remember, there is no need to soak it in ammonia! Leave it in the bag overnight and wipe it clean the next morning. There is no scrubbing involved and your stove will look like new!

clean kitchen burners

Now-so-popular stainless steel kitchen appliances don’t always stay clean. They stain even when water drips on them. The tricky question is how do you clean something that is hard to keep clean, such as stainless steel toasters or kettles? For this, you can grab a sponge or an old toothbrush and then create a nice milky paste – couple of teaspoons of Cream of Tarter and some warm water mixed together. Now rub it on the appliance and then wipe clean with a damp paper towel.

Up-keeping a clean kitchen shouldn’t require a bouquet of products. Even after you’ve bought them, you still find yourself applying elbow grease. Cleaning kitchen appliances shouldn’t require heavy duty equipment either or loads of effort for that matter, but cleaning the outside of your home does, and that’s where we step in! Check out the images on the left to see what a real clean looks like!