Cleaning your Kitchen Appliances

Need help with cleaning your kitchen appliances?

St Anne’s Cleaning recommend the following tips:

Cleaning your Kettle:

If you use an electric kettle and have more harsh water than some, your kettle will need cleaning after a while. You might see white deposits or marks inside. Fill your kettle to the full line with vinegar. Boil, allow to cool. Boil again and pop in few tablespoons of salt. Swish it around, pour the contents out and fill with cool water. Re-boil (might have to do it twice) and the white deposits will have dissolved and it will look new.

Cleaning your Microwave: 

Before starting, remove any plates and movable parts from the microwave and wash these separately (see instruction booklet for advice). Then fill a bowl with water and one tablespoon of white vinegar and place in the microwave. Then turn on (high power) for about 5 mins, wipe down the inside of the microwave with a microfibre cloth. The steam should have loosened any dirt on the inside. Placing a half a lemon and microwaving on low for a minute or two will freshen it up.

Cleaning your Food Processor:

 If your machine is in need of some cleaning attention, start by soaking any removable parts, for example, a blade, bowl in warm water and use washing-up liquid. Use something small such as a clean toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies. Some bowls can be washed in the dishwasher, but avoid washing the blades this way. Then rinse well and dry the blades before replacing. After each use, fill the processor halfway with a mixture of water and washing up liquid and run for a second. Then rinse and wipe dry. This will ensure that you are not left with any crusty residue.

Cleaning Coffee Machines: 

Built-in coffee machines and bean-to-cup coffee machines will have specific instructions on how best to clean them including using de-calcifying products. However, traditional filter coffee machines, like the more modern variety if left uncleaned, can harbour a whole host of nasty bacteria! Firstly, empty your coffee pot and discard any grounds. Secondly, add vinegar and water and fill the coffee pot with equal measures of vinegar and water (usually 3 cups). Then, fill the water chamber with the solution and turn on the coffee maker and run for a full cycle. Once this is done, rinse, run two only water cycles and your coffee should taste so much better!.



We hope you find these tips useful.  Alternatively, why not leave the cleaning to the professionals?

Call St Anne’s Cleaning now on: 0203 397 7495