Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: 11 Tips for a Clean Kitchen
No one wants a dirty, smelly kitchen. Make your kitchen clean sparkle and smell great with these simple cleaning tips.
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Clean Out Disposer Crud
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Citrus Peels and Ice Cubes for a Stinky Disposer
- With the water running at about half throttle, drop in orange or lemon peels. Run the disposer for five seconds. Citric acid from the peels softens crusty waste and attacks smelly bacteria. Give the acid about 15 minutes to do its work.
- Turn on the water and the disposer and drop in a few ice cubes. Flying shards of ice work like a sandblaster inside the disposer.
- Run the water until the bowl is about half full. Then pull the stopper and turn on the disposer to flush it out.
Clean a Stinky Fridge
You don't have to live with a stinky fridge. Follow these instructions for using newspaper and charcoal and the odors will be gone within several days.