Do you ever wonder how your appliances stay so clean? It’s probably one of the most annoying things about owning a home and having a kitchen. The simple act of washing dishes or scrubbing the counters can quickly turn into a difficult and time-consuming task. Unless you live somewhere like New York City, you probably have at least one hard surface area in your home where food and liquids can accumulate. This can leave your appliances looking grimy, especially if you have oily or greasy dishes. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to keep your black appliances looking their best and keep them working efficiently. So, what can you do to keep your black appliances looking like new again?
Get a Scrubbable Surfaces
If your black appliances are starting to look a little grayer, you might want to try a scrubbable surface. These typically consist of a combination of synthetic materials, like Teflon or Silicone, and an oil-leeching agent. The oil-leeching agent is what gives the surface its scrubbable property and helps it repel dirt and grease. Scrubbable surfaces aren’t just for countertops—they can be used on other areas in your home, like the tubs, sinks, and showers, as well as the toilets. The great thing about scrubbable surfaces is that they don’t require any maintenance—they just clean themselves. You can order scrubbable surfaces online or in local kitchen stores. Plan to spend around $50 for a single-user portable scrubbable surface.
Wash Your Dishes with Bleach
One of the easiest ways to clean greasy or starchy dishes is to wash them with a bleached soap. Soaps designed for commercial use usually contain more chemicals than household soaps and are harmful to your kitchen appliances. To avoid this, try washing your dishes with a bleached castile soap instead. You should be careful not to use the dishwasher, as its chemicals can wear down your dishwasher’s filter and make your dishes harder to clean. To clean a dishwasher, first line it up so that the dishwasher drum is about three-quarters of the way up the newbahis wall. Then, line up the plates, bowls, and other cooking items so that they are all about one-quarter of the way up the wall. Finally, line up the sink and shower/tub doorknobs so that they are all centered on the wall. After washing, dry the dishes with a dish towel or clean cloth. This same method can be used to clean other white or colored dishes, like glasses, without changing the color of your dishes.
Use An Oil-Scanner
If you notice layers of food residue on your black appliances, there’s a good chance that the surfaces are not being properly cleaned. Oil-leeching areas, like the griddles and ovens, should be oil-scooped frequently with a oil-scanner. Oil-scooping is the act of lifting up a layer of dirt and oil to be removed from an area with a long, light-gathering brush. Oil-scanning is the process of lifting up more particles, with the oil-scanner’s long, light-gathering brush, to reveal the dirt underneath. You can purchase an oil-scanner on websites like eBay or Amazon. To use the scanner, mounting it on the wall or shelf, with a long, light-gathering brush, is necessary. What’s even better is that you can purchase a cheap, basic oil-scanner on Amazon for less than $30. This will do the trick of revealing any puddles, water spots, or other stains on your black appliances. If there are no stains, you can simply wipe the oil-scanner’s sensor gently in the areas that need it, like the griddles, to keep them looking their best.
Change The Oil
One of the most overlooked steps in keeping your black appliances clean is changing the oil. Although it might seem like a big responsibility (and it is—a big job!), it’s actually the least intrusive step you can take. For one, most cars and household appliances use an oil, so doing a visual check will help you identify what areas in your home use the most oil. Second, changing the oil in your kitchen appliances every few months will help them stay operating at their best. Most modern appliances come with oil-saving mechanisms that automatically turn off the motor when the oil gets low. This helps you save energy and prevents central air conditioning costs. What’s more, you can also check the oil dipstick in your car to see how it’s doing. If you notice oil on the dipstick, take the car to the oil change place and have them clean it. There are lots of online services that do this for you. Finally, clean the oil spout on your car using a rag and isopropyl alcohol to keep it from getting gummed up.
Avoid The 10 Biggest Kitchen Stunts
Over the years, we’ve become pretty good at avoiding kitchen challenges. And truth be told, there are really only a couple of things we feel the need to avoid in all of our kitchens. First, overworked appliances are likely to break. This is why we recommend using a scrubbable surface instead of hard surfaces like granite or ceramic. Second, greasy or sticky frying pans can cause damage to your health. Avoid letting these conditions exist in your kitchen, either by using a non-stick pan or by wearing a grease-resistant glove when you’re cooking. And last, but not least, don’t forget to clean your refrigerator, too. Over time, the average refrigerator becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and other harmful toxins. Regular cleaning will help keep this bacteria- and toxin-free environment.
Don’t Forget To Vacuum
Vacuuming is one of the more-underrated cleaning jobs out there. With so many places to go and things to do in your home, it can be hard to remember to vacuum. But it really does benefit your home and your family in so many ways. Not only does vacuuming remove toxins from your home, but it also gets rid of the messes and cobwebs from the drains and toilets. If you have a little one, there’s even more benefit to this than for older kids—a dirty toilet or drain can lead to bad breath, a runny nose, and watery eyes. One of the most overlooked benefits to vacuum maintenance is that it will help your housekeeping skills. After all, how can you know if you’re doing a good job if you don’t check?
Make Simple Changes
We hope that by now, you can see how simple it is to keep your black appliances looking their best. The method we’ve outlined here will help you keep your appliances in tip-top shape for many years to come. But don’t just take our word for it—test-drive this method yourself and see how easy it is to clean your black appliances! You’ll be surprised how easy this is. Start by cleaning the inside of your refrigerator and then turn your attention to the outside. Wash your car and then your houseplants. Keep your house organized and clean. Shower every day and wash your face. And most importantly, use a scrubbable surface and oil-scoop regularly to keep your appliances looking their best!