Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets with Oil Soap

When the time comes for a spot of spring cleaning, Hometalker Chas recommends only one ingredient to keep your well-used kitchen cabinets spotless. Over time, cabinets collect grease and grime from cooking and everyday life. Chas uses vegetable oil soap to remove grease, handprints, and splatters. Combine with warm water and use a rag or washcloth. Get tutorial here

Eco-Conscious Cleaning with Soda & Vinegar

Hometalker Sea Trace Creations believes many of the heavily-scented kitchen cleaning products we bring into our homes are harmful to our health. She recommends alternative cleaning products that are kinder to you and the wider environment. She combines vinegar, water, and baking soda to create a highly effective natural disinfectant. Get tutorial here

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink Naturally

Hometalker Mary is another homeowner that’s not afraid to shout about the benefits of distilled white vinegar and pure baking soda as a quick, natural kitchen cleaning product. Sprinkling a ¼ cup of soda into the sink, adding a ¼ cup of vinegar, then letting the bubbles do their thing for ten minutes is an effective way to clean your kitchen sink. Get tutorial here

DIY Garbage Disposal Pods

There’s no doubt that the nasty odor that garbage can create in your kitchen isn't nice, particularly if you enjoy hosting. This Hometalker opted to create her own disposal cleaning pods to mask the smell. Using distilled vinegar, ice cubes, and fresh citrus fruits, she creates cleaning pods, using them once a week to keep disposals fresh. Get tutorial here

Combatting Smudges on Black Kitchen Cabinets

Black kitchen cabinets are stylish, provided they are kept free from fingerprints, grease, and food splatters. This Hometalker devised a solution to combat those smudges. A winning combination of multi-purpose cleaning vinegar, water, and some dish soap does the trick, mixed into a solution in a handy spray bottle. Get tutorial here

Speed Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Hometalker Rachel reaches out to homeowners that don’t have enough time to keep on top of their kitchen. She found a way to speed up the kitchen cleaning process, working her way from top to bottom. She starts by dusting the ceiling and lights, before wiping down the kitchen cabinets, countertops, and then the floor. Get tutorial here

Make Your Own Granite Kitchen Cleaner

Do you have granite kitchen countertops? It can be a real pain in the backside trying to keep this expensive material clean. Hometalker Julie has devised her own granite cleaning solution that works great and can save you money. Rubbing alcohol, dish soap, water, and essential oils work together to clean granite surfaces and leave them smelling divine. Get tutorial here

Keeping a White Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Clean

For those nervous about living with a crisp, white farmhouse kitchen sink, you needn’t worry. This Hometalker has devised her own solution to keeping her white sink sparkling clean and free from stains. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser keeps her sink looking extra white, giving it a good scrub weekly, to remove stains, discolorations, and soap build-up. Get tutorial here

Spring Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Chas details every aspect of her kitchen spring clean. She explains how she uses baking soda and a scrub pad to clean handles, pantry doors, and marks. An extendable dust mop is used to get the hard-to-reach cobwebs too. You’ll be amazed at just how effective Chas finds hot soapy water in terms of cleaning chairs, light fixtures, and walls too. Get tutorial here

Removing Grease from Kitchen Cabinets

Do you want to know the easy way to de-grease your well-used kitchen cabinets? Hometalker Jennifer found a way to cure her pet peeve. She combines half a cup of Borax, a cup of distilled vinegar, and a gallon of boiling water, and gets to work with a cloth. Using a little elbow grease, it’s enough to keep her cabinets sparkling fresh. Get tutorial here

Save Money by Cleaning Your Fridge Coils

When was the last time you even considered cleaning your fridge coils? Fridge coils accumulate dust and dirt that can affect their efficiency over time. Keeping them clean not only prolongs the lifespan of your fridge, but it can also reduce your electricity bill. Hometalker DeeDee uses a shop vac on the dust, before wiping with a damp towel. Get tutorial here

Basic Post-Holiday Kitchen Cleaning

This Hometalker recommends using several products you probably already have as a simple way to clean your kitchen after the hectic holiday season. Distilled white vinegar is your friend. The acidity cuts through the grease to disinfect counters and backsplashes. It could even work on the kitchen hood. Wipe clean with a cloth to avoid unwanted streaks. Get tutorial here

Alka-Seltzer to Deodorize Your Fridge

Hometalker Chas challenged herself to use Alka-Seltzer as a kitchen cleaning accessory. Comprised of citric acid, baking soda, and aspirin, it’s perhaps unsurprising that it makes for a very effective cleaning product. Chas also uses Alka-Seltzer as a deodorizer: it disseminates unwanted smells from the refrigerator for good, within 30 minutes! Get tutorial here

DIY Butcher Block Cleaner

If you love food and cooking, chances are you have a well-used butcher block. Hometalker Ingrid devised her own product to halve her cleaning time and leave it smelling fresh after use. She placed lemon peel in a mason jar filled with undiluted vinegar. Over ten days the vinegar infused with the lemon scent, ready to be sprayed onto the block. Get tutorial here

Hard Water Stain Removal Hack

Do you live in an area of hard water? If so, your kitchen will likely suffer the same issues as Erin’s. Hard water stains and mineral deposits can make faucets look ugly and tired. However, Erin discovered an easy way to get rid of them, using white vinegar, paper towels, and an hour of her time. You can remove the stains completely, leaving faucets shiny and flawless. Get tutorial here