Kitchen cleaning tips
Clean the fridge and freezer
Use: Multipurpose cleaner, cloth, non-scratching cleaning sponge, hot water in a saucepan, old newspapers for wrapping frozen food and an empty container.
Cleaning the fridge
- Clean with the multipurpose cleaner and the damp cloth. Don’t forget the edge strips. Never clean the outside with a scratching cleaning sponge.
2. Dry off with the dry cloth.
Defrost your freezer
- Turn off the freezer.
- Wrap frozen food in newspapers and place in the kitchen sink, or outdoors during the winter.
- Put the saucepan full of hot water in the freezer.
- Place the container under the freezer’s draining pipe (at the bottom front of the freezer). Empty the container when it starts to get full.
- Once all the ice has melted, clean and dry the freezer. If necessary, use a little cleaning agent to remove any dirt.
- Turn the freezer on again.
Clean the cooker and oven
Use: Oven cleaning agent, non-scratching cleaning sponge, cloth, glass hob scraper (only for glass hobs) and a hob cleanser (for glass hobs).
Cleaning the oven
- Spray oven cleaner on the greasy parts of the oven. Follow the instructions on the cleaner.
- Leave it for about 15 minutes. If necessary, use the sponge.
- Dry off.
- Turn the oven on to 225 degrees for 30 minutes to remove any remains and odors.
Also clean the oven trays and grilles like this.
Cleaning a stove with plates
- Spray oven cleaner around the hotplates, not on them. Follow the instructions on the cleaner.
- Leave for about 15 minutes.
- Dry off with a damp cloth.
Cleaning a stove with a glass hob
- Carefully scrape off dirt from the hob with the scraper.
- Spread out the hob cleanser with a non-scratching sponge. Follow the instructions on the package.
- Dry carefully with kitchen paper or a clean dry cloth.
Clean the microwave
Use: Bowl of water and a cloth.
- Place a small bowl with water in the microwave and run at full power until the water boils. Use a bowl that withstands microwaves.
- The water evaporates and moisture loosens the dirt and food splashes.
- Dry with kitchen paper or a clean dry cloth.
Always use a cover inside the microwave. This reduces food splashes!