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Diwali Kitchen Cleaning Tips That Can Get You A Sparkling & Clean Kitchen

Deviyani Srivastava | November 16, 2015

The Diwali festivities are just about to commence and everyone around is gearing up for the festival. During Diwali, one thing that matters most for all is cleaning their house and giving it a new look. And with the festival around, everyone has pulled their socks to get some cleaning done in their homes. Out of all the places, tidying your kitchen can be very tricky but much needed. While turning to expensive cleaners is always an option, today let’s find out some kitchen cleaning tips that can transform your kitchen in ways you couldn’t imagine! 

Reasons to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

A clean and organized kitchen is what lets you enjoy cooking and prepare mouth-watering delicacies. Keeping your kitchen clean is also important to ensure that you are eating hygienic food. On the other hand, a clean kitchen also lets you declutter and make your kitchen look more appealing. There are a number of ways in which you can clean your kitchen and the best out of them is to use DIY methods. You can also use your pantry staples such as vinegar, lemon, and baking soda to clean your kitchen and we have listed some of the quick kitchen cleaning tips here. 

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Diwali Kitchen Cleaning Tips To Refurbish Your Kitchen Organically

1. Citrus Based Cleaner

Your cabinets and drawers in the kitchen are exposed to oily fumes from cooking. Over time this makes their surfaces greasy, dark, and are tough to clean. But, thanks to citrus-based cleaners that can help you get the grease off with ease. While there are plenty of citrus cleaners available in stores, you can also try infusing natural ingredients this time. Using citrus-based cleaner is a kitchen cleaning hack that shows instant results. All you need to do is peel the citrus fruits, boil them, add vinegar and baking soda, and finally use it as a spray after it has cooled down. From cupboard cleaning to kitchen platform cleaner, this hack does it all.

2. Baking Soda and Water

A baking soda based cleaner has the grit that can push the grease particle away. For making a cleaner with baking soda, first, you need to mix baking soda and water in the ratio of 1:1 until you have a paste. Then, apply this paste to areas where grease is aggressively stuck. Use a clean microfiber cloth to remove the stains in gentle circular motions. Once your cloth has all the grease from the cabinet, use a damp cloth to remove excess paste from the surface. 

3. Lemon Juice & Vinegar

This is another one on the list of kitchen cleaning tips that will let you get rid of stubborn greasy coverage. You can make this effective homemade cleaning spray by first mixing water, vinegar and lemon juice. Then, clean the dust particles and crumbs from the stove surface using a dry rag. Now, spray the homemade solution on the gas top and surrounding areas. Let it rest for a few minutes. Wipe off this solution and clean the surface using a cotton cloth.

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4. Cream Of Tartar

Cream of tartar is best used to remove scratches from the utensils. All you have to do is apply some cream of tartar to the scratch area and rub it with a cloth. Doing so will grant the original shine to the utensils and make them look very appealing. 

5. Wax Paper

The cabinet top is one of those areas that is most tedious to clean. So, the best alternative is to line this surface with wax paper. A wax paper absorbs the dust and makes your kitchen cabinet look clean. However, consider changing the wax paper at infrequent intervals. 

Tips For Cleaning Kitchen Appliances

6. Cleaning The Fridge With This DIY Technique

The fridge is often the most neglected food storage place when it comes to cleaning and ironically needs cleaning the most. So, try out this method below to get a sparkly clean and sanitized fridge just in time for Diwali!  Just mix baking soda along with water, vinegar and lemon. Use this spray to clean the insides of the refrigerator with this solution to deodorize it. You can also apply white toothpaste on stubborn stains and wipe them off with a damp cloth.

7. Kitchen Cleaning Tip For Microwave

The microwave is one of the most used appliances in a kitchen. The continuous process of reheating food often leads up to stuck food particles and junk. It can also affect the efficiency of the microwave. Here’s how you can clean the microwave, take a microwave-safe/ glass bowl and fill it half with water and add 1 tsp of white vinegar. Place it inside and microwave it for 5 minutes or till you can see the walls steam up. Let it remain inside for another 5 minutes. This steam will help loosen dried-on slime. Later, clean the insides using paper towels or a sponge.

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8. Kitchen Cleaning Hack For Blender

Does your blender also retain the smell of smoothies and masala mixtures? If yes, then get rid of the residue particles and their after-smell instantly with this method. Simply blend a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water in the blender. Then let this solution stand for 10 minutes and finally rinse thoroughly.

9. Cleaning Tip For Burnt pans

Regular dish soap isn’t always enough to scrape off the dirt on burnt pans. So, here’s an effective way to clean out your pans. Just pour 1 cup water into the pan and add in 1 cup vinegar and wait till it boils. Then, remove from heat and add 2 tbsp of baking soda. Rub it with a scrubber if required. 

10. For Cleaning Cast Iron Skillet 

For cleaning cast iron skillets, just remember to clean them with a mixture of olive oil and salt. All you have to do is drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil onto the skillet, add coarse sea salt and scrub with a cloth. Once the skillet is clean, wipe out the salt.


So, wear cleaning gloves and try out these handy kitchen cleaning tips this Diwali! These mixtures are as effective as the store-bought solutions and can also be customized according to your needs.

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  1. This is for Ms. Deviyani Srivastava. Please Ma’am how possible is it for me to share your post on another forum with due credit to you. Thanks

  2. Wow!! These simple methods are really helpful. Loved the one for microwave and tried it immediately. great results !! Looking forward to many more useful tips by Deviyani.

  3. Hii..this was very helpful. It would be nice to learn about how to get the spark le back into steel vessels. If you could help.