6 Great Tips to Help Clean Up your Home Appliances

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Each and everyday our Appliances encounter alot of hands. Your dishwasher gets loaded with dinner’s dishes, the fridge gets filled with tonight’s leftovers, and the microwave may get messy from that late night snack. Dirty or not your Appliances work hard and get the job done for everyone in your family. They may not always get the proper cleaning they deserve, but when it comes time, here are 6 great tips to help clean up your Home Appliances.

Dishwasher: Don’t let hard water deposits or food stains destroy the inside of your dishwasher. Instead knock out those deposits and send those stains away using items you have in your very own home and pantry, like lemonade drink mix, lemon juice, distilled white vinegar, or even everyone’s favorite drink Tang. Simply add one of the following items to your dishwasher detergent cup, and run a light/short cycle. The acid will attack the hard water deposits and food stains and remove them from within the inside of your dishwasher, making your tub look as good as new.

Microwave: Food splatters are the worst within a microwave. Not only to they look bad, but they also smell bad and decrease the efficiency of your microwave. Want to clean this situation up, simply fill a microwave safe glass or bowl half full of water. Add a tablespoon of the same distilled white vinegar that you just put into your dishwasher, to that glass or bowl of water. Then put the glass/bowl in the microwave and turn it on high for five minutes. Once time is up, simply remove the water/vinegar glass or bowl. Be careful, this’ll be very hot! The steam created will have loosened up everything that had splattered on the inside walls of your microwave. Grab a paper towel and wipe down the inside and you’re good to go.

Garbage Disposal: Eventually everyone’s garbage disposal can use a bit of a cleaning. Here’s how to clean out your disposal and remove any odors that may be present. Got any limes lying around from the fajitas you just made or corona’s you just opened, well good. Take the rinds of the limes and toss them down the disposal. Along with the rinds of the limes, add some ice cubes from your ice-cube tray. The citrus scent will help clear the air of any present odors, and the ice cubes will help sharpen the disposal blade which will improve the efficiency of the disposal.

Refrigerator: Keeping a clean fridge is important not only for the health of your family but also for the freshness of your food. Start by removing all of your food from the fridge as well as the shelves. Using a clean cloth and a mild detergent wipe down the entire inside of the refrigerator. Really get in the crevices and pay attention to places like the back of the fridge where spills tend to migrate. Once the inside is spick and span, load the fridge back up full of food. Still have an odor lingering in your ice box? Try adding a small plate of fresh coffee beans on a shelf in the back of the fridge. The beans will absorb the stench and your refrigerator will smell clean once again.

Washing Machine: Yes your washing machine is a cleaning machine, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need some cleaning attention itself. Be it a top-loader or a front loader, your washing machine naturally attracts moisture. Moisture can create mold and it’s friend mildew, which are nonetheless not what you want in your washing machine. Assuming your washer doesn’t have a washer cleaning cycle, add a cleaner like Tide Washing Machine Cleaner or Affresh. Both of these products are built to fight odor-causing residues with a powerful oxygenated bleach system. They work to penetrates & lifts away residues and deposits from the surfaces in your washer while leaving behind a crisp, clean scent.


Cooktop: Keeping your cooktop clean can be one of the more difficult tasks. Especially if your cooktop collects grease, grime, and crumbs. Here’s how to tackle the task of keeping your cooktop clean. Numero uno, always wipe down your cooktop after every use with a clean cloth. In the event that you haven’t and your cooktop calls for more heavy-duty cleaning, try using a mild detergent/dish soap with a little water along with some good old fashion elbow grease. Sponges or synthetic scouring pad with a little baking soda can also be your best friend. Say no to Abrasive cleaning products as they can scratch the surface, discolor the top, and ultimately make it difficult to keep your cooktop clean.

Hope that you found the following 6 tips helpful to clean up your Home Appliances. Do you have any special tips, tricks, or techniques that you use to clean your appliances? If so, we’d love to hear them. Share them with us here and leave a comment below.

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