Wasn’t it just the new year? It seems like 2019 just started, and yet here we are already entering spring. And that means one thing. Yeah, it doesn’t really excite us either, but it’s here again: spring cleaning time!
We aren’t just here to help you with a basic spring cleaning, though -- you can handle the dusting and vacuuming on your own. Instead, we want to help guide you through the nooks and crannies and appliance alcoves that might be missed in your run-of-the-mill cleaning. There isn’t anything run-of-the-mill about our appliance store, and the same goes for the expert cleaning advice we have to share!
Microwaves tend to see a lot of kitchen traffic, but they also tend to get messy, too. The good news is there’s an easy way to clean your microwave out: Put a half of a lemon in a bowl with some water. Microwave the solution until it begins boiling, then let everything soak in for a few minutes. The next part is easy: Just wipe everything down to find your microwave all clean and lemony fresh!
2. Garbage Disposal
This is one of those scary areas to clean – there’s just been one too many horror movies that have scenes involving garbage disposals! The good news is that you can clean them without getting too close to the blades. And again, we’re going to call some fruit to the witness stand.
First, fill up the sink with dish soap and water. Wait until it has drained, and then throw some cut-up citrus fruit into the disposal. Run it to chop up all the fruit, and ta-da! Clean as can be.
A word of caution here – you always want to be careful cleaning your blender. Be mindful of the blades, especially if you have filled it with water and are washing it out by hand. Been there, done that. You don’t want to do that.
There’s an even easier way to clean out your blender, though: Fill it halfway with soap and water and run it. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Also, make sure not to use too much soap, or it can cause everything to leak while blending!
Your dishwasher cleans things, but how do you clean something that is supposed to clean other things? Well, when life gives you lemons, use them to clean. Duh.
Run a load with the washer empty, but use powdered lemonade instead of your normal detergent.
But if you keep having problems with your dishwasher, however, it may be time for a new one. We’ve got loads of amazing washers at even more amazing prices – all just waiting for you to take one of them home.
5. Electric Tea Kettle
Just because you boil hot water in it doesn’t mean it can’t get dirty! You want to be sure to clean out your tea kettle too, no different than you would any other oft-used appliance.
The battle to clean a tea kettle is against hard water and limescale, which means the answer is either vinegar and water or lemon and water. Pour either of those combinations into your kettle and set it to boil. Once it is cool you can empty it and it should be clean!
6. Coffee Maker
You drink out of this every day, and yet when was the last time you actually stopped to take a second to clean it out? Yup. That’s what we thought. A clean coffee maker is a sure-fire way to make certain that you are starting your day right.
A vinegar-water mixture run through the machine can help clean it out, but you’ll want something a little stronger for the pot itself. Try water mixed with baking soda – mix it together, pour it in the pot and give it ample time to break down everything that has built up. There. That should do the trick.
Cleaning is hard work, but it’s hard work that pays off. It will keep your appliances in good shape and help make sure they live a long and fruitful life. Of course, if you are having any problems with your appliances – or are in the market for new ones – just stop on over! We are always here to help you with any of your appliance needs, no matter how big or small.