The kitchen is the heart of the home! These kitchen cleaning hacks are hopefully going to make your cleaning time just a little shorter. Keeping a clean home has never been so easier before!

Continue reading to learn the best ways to get rid of that unpleasant smell in your kitchen, how to clean kitchen floors, get rid of oil residue, how to clean your dish washing machine and other kitchen appliances, and so many other easy cleaning hacks – in less time, too. We hope you find them useful!

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These tips will make your kitchen squeaky clean!

We all need to do a deep cleaning now and then, but adding in a cleaning hack is a great way to make it a little more fun!

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Cleaning Hacks for the Kitchen

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1. Use lemon! Let’s start with something as simple as a cutting board. If you have a wooden cutting board, you can clean it up with a lemon! Citric acid has cleansing properties. Just slice a lemon in half and set it aside. Pour a lot of salt onto your chopping board and now use the lemon just like a dry cloth – scrub your cutting board using the lemon. Lastly, scrape off all of the salt and lemon. Give it a final rinse with warm water.

2. If you have food caked on the microwave (food tends to explode in the microwave and leave food residues, doesn’t it?), you can remove it easily with just three ingredients: water, lemon essential oil, and a sponge. The best part is that it is all-natural and it’s one of the most effective ways to clean it!

Place a wet sponge inside of your microwave, spray the inside with water mixed with essential oils, and microwave for two minutes. Once the sponge is no longer hot, use it to wipe the inside of the microwave. That’s it!

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Keeping your kitchen clean is much easier with these tips.

3. The Vspot Blog suggests cleaning your stovetop burners with ammonia: Put the burners in a plastic ziploc, add 1/4 cup of ammonia, then seal your bag shut. Put the bag on a baking sheet (you don’t want the ammonia to run out and get on anything), and place it outside for the night. The burners will be exposed to the fumes- they do not need to soak in it.

The next morning, still outside, open the bag and wipe them with a sponge. You could also bring them inside and place them in soapy water for a minute. PS – Never ever add bleach to this ammonia! Combining these harsh chemicals will create a chemical reaction that is toxic.

4. To clean out your dishwasher, use a little vinegar as a kitchen cleaner. To help remove the film leftover from your dishwasher soap, you can fill your rinse dispenser with vinegar, and your dishes will come out squeaky clean.

5. Use Press n’ Seal wrap to keep your refrigerator clean. Just lay it down on each shelf and when a spill occurs, you just remove the wrap and start over again!

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Did you know that lime was so good for cleaning?

More Cleaning Tips

6. Here’s an easy way to clean your sink faucet. Mom4Real suggests using a lemon, cut in half and dipped in coarse salt, to clean your kitchen sink and remove stains around it. This also works with other stainless steel appliances

7. If you have stubborn stains of grease on your stove or the hood of the oven, you can get rid of it with simple ingredients: Put a couple of drops of mineral oil on a clean paper towel. Give a quick wipe over the dirty surface, and watch the gunk come right off.

8. Give your kids some socks (put some on yourself, too) and start sock-mopping the kitchen floors! This is such a fun little bonding activity and an easy solution that just happens to clean the kitchen, too!

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This vinegar lemonade cleaner is a life-saver!

9. Make your own kitchen cleaner for thorough cleaning of your countertops and kitchen table. It only takes two ingredients. Just combine equal parts of white vinegar and water (1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water) in a spray bottle and you are set!

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  1. Hello Becky! Thanks for such useful hacks! I think it is important to clean in such a way that your kitchen is not only apparently stain-free but also germ-free on a microscopic level. Germ killing surface cleaners can help, but one must be careful about which one to pick. Most surface cleaners use chemicals that poison and kill germs. However, over time, bacteria can mutate to develop resistance to chemicals, rendering your cleaner useless. This is why it is best to go for a water-based formula that uses a physical action to kill the germs and not a chemical one.

  2. I’ve used some of these tips and LOVE them. Especially the ammonia trick. I couldn’t believe how clean it made my stove grates. Thanks for sharing this round-up of kitchen cleaning tips on Merry Monday.