Spring Cleaning 101: Tips for Cleaning Appliances

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Spring is the perfect time to declutter and clean your entire home, hence the term “spring cleaning”. When planning your cleaning strategy, don’t forget to put your appliances on the list. Start by inspecting your appliances and calling in your go-to appliance repair specialist in Bountiful for necessary repairs.

Then, follow these tips to spring clean your appliances.

How to Clean Your Refrigerator

Begin by sorting out all the stuff inside and throwing away anything old and moldy, yes we’re talking about all those condiments. Next, use your all-purpose cleaner and a cleaning cloth for wiping down shelves, interior walls, and gaskets. For tougher stains, sprinkle baking soda for extra cleaning power.

How to Clean Your Microwave

Find a heatproof, microwave-safe container and then fill it with water and a tablespoon of vinegar. Put it inside the microwave, heat it until half the solution has evaporated, and then switch your microwave off but keep it closed for 15 minutes or so.

Next, get the container and begin scrubbing your microwave’s interior surfaces with a wet rag or sponge.

How to Clean Your Washing Machine and Dryer

Begin with washing the fabric softener and detergent dispensers using soapy water. Turn on your washing machine and run a full hot water cycle with a cup of bleach then add about two cups of white vinegar and run it again.

Next, get the lint trap, tap it a few times and then use a small vacuum cleaner attachment to get rid of trapped debris and dirt. Once you’re done with that, use a cleaning cloth and all-purpose cleaner to clean your dryer’s interior surfaces.

After, clean the exterior surfaces of your dryer and washing machine with the same cleaning cloth and cleanser.

How to Clean Your Oven

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White vinegar and baking soda are typically all you will need to clean your oven, aside from a pan scraper and some rags of course. First things first, use the pan scraper to dislodge all remnants of dried food in your oven’s interior surfaces to make cleaning easier and less messy.

Next, sprinkle a hefty amount of baking soda on all surfaces and then spray white vinegar over the surfaces with baking soda. Let sit for a few minutes or until you see the solution bubbling and then use the pan scraper for removing leftover debris. Finish off by wiping away stains.

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

One of the stinkiest things you’ll ever clean in your life is your garbage disposal. Luckily for you, you can easily fix this. Scour your refrigerator for some citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits and get their peel.

Next comes the fun part, you just toss all the peels into your garbage disposal and turn your faucet on. Viola! After a couple of seconds, your entire kitchen will smell like an orchard of citrus fruits.

Remember, spring cleaning is not all about just cleaning your house, you have to give your very hardworking appliances some TLC as well. Making sure your appliances are in tiptop shape will also help extend their service life.


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