Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Candied fruit desserts will brighten anyone's day as it pops out of the oven, piping hot and readyt to eat. Unfortunately its takes at least a little work and messiness to make it happen. Read tips from our chefs and customers. You may get a little tip that could save you a lot of time and trouble keeping your kitchen clean.
- If you use paper towels to keep food from splattering when putting it In the microwave, try switching to coffee filters. They are a smaller and lot less expensive.
- If your microwave has tough to remove spots and hardened drips, cook a cup of water in it for one minute to loosen everything.
- Keep your unused lemons in the freezer. Either periodically or when the sink develops a foul odor, slice up a frozen lemon and put it in the dishwasher where it will grind up quickly, clean the blade and emit a wonderfully fresh scent.
- Do you ever find yourself needing to use some no-stick spray for your pan and wish you wouldn't get it all over the counter or floor underneath? Next time open up the dishwasher and spray in there so you don't have to worry about cleaning the mess.
- If your garbage disposal starts emitting a foul odor, another thing to try is baking soda. Since there is almost always some left in the box after it expires in 6 months, use the extra to pour down the drain. It can also be used in the refrigerator.
- If you are truly averse to cleaning up messy countertops, designate three bath towels as your baking towels and keep them handy around the kitchen. Spread them on the counter when you start backing and all you will have to do when finished is run a load of laundry.