Top 6 Kitchen Appliance hacks we found floating around on the Internet

May 29th, 2015

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These six kitchen appliance hacks are simple, yet extremely effective, and will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

  1.  Freshen up your kitchen with the warm scent of vanilla

After you have cleaned your oven, rub down the interior walls and racks with a natural homemade deodorizer. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to a damp cloth, and then use it to wipe down the interior of your oven. Once you’ve done that, turn the oven on to slowly release the vanilla scent. Remember not to leave the oven unattended when on.



  1. Use flour to clean stainless steel appliances (This can also be used outside of the kitchen also)

We all love the look of a stainless steel fridge or dishwasher, but we all know the struggle it is to keep it looking clean and shiny. Even when we do clean it with water and chemicals, there is also some sort of streaky residue left over.

Fret no more my stainless steel loving folk, because all you need to do to get that shine all the time is to add flour to your cleaning routine. Simply add a few sprinkles (you don’t need too much) to a dry cloth, and then use the cloth to lightly buff your appliance. Once you are done, wipe the appliance down again with a clean dry cloth.



  1. An easy way to keep your fridge shelves sparkling like new

If you find yourself cleaning the shelves of your fridge more often than not, then this hack is going to be particularly exciting for you.

If you’re a simple folk like myself, and don’t have spillsafe glass shelving in your fridge, you can line each shelf with clear plastic wrap or cling film as we call it here in Australia, and once something spills, or you see it’s starting to get grimy, simply remove the cling film and throw it straight into the bin.

Not only will this help your shelves stay looking new, it’s also an easier way of cleaning up accidental spills in your fridge. Another way you can protect your glass shelves is by placing down a cutting board before storing pots or other heavy items that may scratch the surface.



  1. How to prevent your fragile wine glasses from breaking in the dishwasher

You can now wash your stemware in the dishwasher while reducing the risk of them breaking. Simply tether each glass to the rack with a rubber band to help prevent them from knocking around in the dishwasher while it’s on.



  1. There is an easier way of cleaning your blender

I love a good smoothie; hate cleaning the blender after making one. This hack is perfect for the lazy cleaners like myself.

Once you’ve done using your blender, throw in two cups of warm water, and a squirt of dishwashing liquid, put the lid back on, an the turn the blender on. In no time you’ll have a clean blender (Just give it a good rinse with warm running water)

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  1. Create more space in your fridge

Use plastic magazine holders (turned on their sides) to make affordable and versatile shelving options in your fridge and freezer. These are ideal for smaller items. enhanced-buzz-31843-1371424700-3

All the way from the land of the flightless bird, Krissy brings a part of New Zealand culture to the Appliances Online content team. And although she is adamant she does not say 'fush and chups', she can't deny her continuous use of the term 'sweet as' and her ongoing argument with her team on the correct name for jandals (thongs). One thing is for certain, however, her passion for her kiwi slang is matched with her love for sharing news, hacks and buying tips for all things appliances! Krissy's favourite appliance is the Tefal Cook4Me multi cooker, as she believes it's ok to let an appliance do all the work for you.

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