Cleaning your stovetop accessories is an important part of cooking, but cooking and clean while you cook not among the best parts of preparing a healthy meal. Luckily, the whole process of cleaning up after you cook is not necessary to be daunting. With these ten easy tips, you will focus on all the fun parts of cleaning while you cook and cut down the time you have to spend in the less enjoyable parts. All you need is a few minutes, a spray bottle, and some elbow grease.
First, make sure that the cooking area you use has a solid base. Your stovetop is the first place you will likely see your stove and therefore should have a durable surface to work from. You will probably need to use dish soap as well, because there are some types of utensils that can absorb stains from oil and food. You should also wash your pots and pans frequently so they don’t stain, and if you find that they are covered in food or grease, you may want to clean them with a little bleach and hot water.
Second, get all of the cleaning supplies you will need and store them out of the way. This means taking them out of their dishwasher packaging and placing them in a cupboard that is easily accessible. If you have to move it around, you will be much happier about the task at hand. If you do not have room for this, put the utensils and cooking equipment in a closet. If the items are a hassle to store away, then do not use them. Also, it would be best to remove them from the oven and place them in a large sink or dishwasher for quick cleaning and drying.
Third, rinse dishes thoroughly before you begin cleaning them. Dish soap water are abrasive and can damage utensils if you are not careful. Make sure you read labels on products carefully and know how much dish washing water they can hold before using them.
Fourth, get ready a container with lukewarm water and soap and rinse as many utensils as possible. After you have rinsed them thoroughly, empty the containers and rinse again until there is no soap left. Using a soft sponge, gently scrub every surface until you reach the bottom of the pots and pans. Rinse off any excess soap with warm water. When you have washed all surfaces, dry them with a clean towel and dryer to prevent any soap from building up.
Cleaning your stovetop accessories will help keep them in top working condition and prevent food and grease from seeping into your food. You will feel confident when you are cooking that you have taken the necessary steps to protect them, and your family will be able to enjoy delicious meals without worrying about staining.