4 Kitchen Hacks to Make Cleaning a Cinch

Kitchen hacks: every homeowner can appreciate them. With these genius kitchen hacks, you won’t have to invest a whole lot of elbow grease cleaning up the hub of your DFW home. Let’s take a look at some handy hacks.

Kitchen hacks: every homeowner can appreciate them. That’s because the kitchen is often home to some stubborn messes: grease, splatters, spills, and for those of you with little ones, plenty of smudges and smears. With these genius kitchen hacks, you won’t have to invest a whole lot of elbow grease cleaning up the hub of your DFW home. Let’s take a look at some handy hacks.

Hack #1: Blend your way to a cleaner blender.

Didn’t rinse out your blender after the morning’s kale and apple smoothie? No worries. Give your blender a good rinse and then add a squirt of dish soap. Fill it up halfway with hot water and blend away. If the residue is really caked on, just repeat the process with more soap and hot water. And then maybe treat yourself to a juice from one of Dallas’ best juice bars.

Hack #2: Turn to vinegar and baking soda for stubborn spots.

Here’s one of those kitchen hacks that nearly any chef (professional or amateur) can appreciate: How to clean a burnt pan. Don’t waste your time scrubbing vigorously in the sink. Instead, bring a cup of water and a cup of vinegar to a boil in the pan. Remove from heat and sprinkle in some baking soda. Watch the burnt spots practically melt away.

Hack #3: Use vegetable oil to clean grease splatters.

Cleaning grease splatters with vegetable oil seems counterintuitive, but it’s a hack that works. If you’ve been cooking with butter, oil, or meats and you’ve had some grease splatters, just dampen a rag or paper towel with vegetable oil (mineral oil also works) and wipe the grime away.

Hack #4: Clean your dishwasher filter.

What do you do when your dishwasher isn’t really washing? Clean the filter. It’s a kitchen hack that homeowners often overlook, but it’ll get your dishes sparkly clean with each cycle. No more having to scrape off bits of food or residue after you’ve just completed a cycle. (Who wants to do that?) Here’s a helpful how-to when it comes to cleaning your dishwasher filter.

Cleaning up your kitchen doesn’t have to be a major chore — or a major time investment. By trying a few of these handy kitchen hacks, you’ll have a spick-and-span kitchen in practically no time at all. It just takes a smarter approach to cleaning up common messes. Do you have a favorite kitchen hack? Share in the comments!

Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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