Rosner’s Spring Cleaning Tips
Tuesday, MAY 19TH, 2020
Spring has sprung which means some of your household items may need sprucing. At Rosner’s we believe in quality products and we even want to show you how to maintain your purchases. It’s time to bring your appliances back to life with some spring cleaning tips. In fact, many of these items may already have self-cleaning options, or have special cleaning instructions. Please read the owner’s manual before you use these tips. Here are our tips for cleaning your appliances this spring:
This might be the easiest of all the appliances to clean on this list, but it is commonly overlooked. Microwaves don’t take much deep cleaning; all you will need is a small microwavable bowl, lemon, and water.
Cut the lemon and place the cut sides down in the bowl, add two tablespoons of water, and microwave until the insides are steamy. For an extra clean, rub the lemon around the microwave then use a wet towel to wipe clean. Now, your microwave will shine!
Yes, dishwashers get dirty too. The great thing about cleaning a dishwasher isn’t far off from cleaning the dishes that are in there. You will just need baking soda and white vinegar. Put a cup or bowl of white vinegar on the top rack, and make sure it’s secure, sprinkle baking soda throughout, then finally run the dishwasher on a hot water cycle. This method will pick up grease and grime, and any leftover dirt can easily be wiped with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Whether you have a glass, electric, or old school stovetop, this method will work for all. If your stove top is looking for more than just a wipe down, try this deep cleaning method:
Grab a clean towel, bucket of warm water, baking soda, and a spray bottle containing white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.
Make sure the stovetop is turned off and completely cooled down before spraying hydrogen peroxide or vinegar. Top the spraying solution with baking soda and let it sit for 5- 10 minutes. Use a clean cloth to wipe down the stovetop, and then dip the cloth in warm water to remove excess grease. Do not use scrub brushes or harsh hand brushes as this may scrape or damage the stove top.
This step includes very minimal manual labor. The first tip simply involves clearing out your oven and initiating the self-cleaning option available for use. Once you press this button, your oven will heat up to its hottest temperature, and incinerate any leftover stains or food remnants. This process will take about an hour or two, so make sure you give your oven ample time to cool off before you wipe it down.
Your washing machine is probably the most used appliance besides your fridge and dishwasher, which is one of the many reasons why you should keep it clean. The following cleaning tip helps tackle mold and bacteria:
First, you’ll need 4-5 cups of vinegar, 2-3 tablespoons of tea tree oil, and a machine filled with hot water. Second, you’ll need to run the washer 2-3 minutes to mix everything. Once this is mixed, let the solution sit for an hour. After one hour is up, run a regular cycle.
It’s important to make sure your food is being stored in a clean area, so for this next tip we suggest using chemical-free cleaning options. You can use dish soap, warm water, and a reusable towel or paper towel. Mix one cup of dish detergent in a bucket of warm water and dip the towel in this solution to clean the dirty areas. Want your food to keep its freshness a little longer? Keep a box of baking soda anywhere inside the fridge and replace it every 3 weeks.
Ready to start spring cleaning? It’s time to get to work! From the Rosner’s Appliances family to yours, we hope you all are keeping yourself safe during this quarantine season. We look forward to seeing you soon!