Tips & Tricks for Cleaning Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen counter covered with multiple kitchen appliances

You can’t cook tasty meals without clean and well-maintained appliances! Keeping your kitchen clean involves more than just wiping down the countertops and sinks. In order to truly have a spotless kitchen, you also need to keep your kitchen appliances in tip-top shape. If your kitchen needs a bit of a cleaning makeover, RCH Cleaning has some tips on how to clean your appliances.


Cleaning your fridge may seem like a daunting task, but it can be done quite quickly. Take the time to go through all your food and containers to see if there is anything spoiled or expired you can throw out. Set the remaining items to the side and pull out a sponge and some soapy water. Scrub the surfaces in your fridge to remove any stains or spills until your fridge is as clean as it can get. Dry any remaining cleaning solution from the shelves and put your food back neatly. It’s as easy as that!

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Oven cleaning can be quite tricky depending on the type of oven you have. Start by removing the racks from your oven and placing them on newspapers. Spray your favorite oven cleaning solution on all the crevices of your oven. Close the oven and wait for the spray to sit according to the directions. While you’re waiting, take your oven racks outside. Spray the racks with the oven cleaning solution and place them in garbage bags while the spray works its magic. Most cleaning solutions need to sit for 20-30 minutes, so you may need to wait a while.

When 20-30 minutes have passed, you’ll need a clean rag to wipe away the residue left in your oven. When you’re done, head back outside to grab your oven racks and rinse them off with a hose or your sink. You may need to use something stronger than a rag to scrape off anything stuck to the metal bars. When you’re finished, you can place the racks back in the oven and you’re done. 


While cleaning your stovetop may seem pretty self-explanatory, it all depends on the type of stove you have. Gas stoves may require you to remove some parts to clean, while glass stovetops don’t require any part removal. While you can use a standard all-purpose cleaner, another method you can try is a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. This works quite well to remove any food or grime stuck on the surface. 

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You can use a vast array of products to clean your microwave, such as white vinegar, baking soda, or all-purpose cleaner. The product you should stay away from is bleach. While yes, bleach can clean almost anything, it can wear away the plastic pieces in your microwave, making them brittle. A few sprays of all-purpose cleaner and a quick sponge wipe will usually do the trick. 

Coffee Maker

Yes, even your coffee maker will need a cleaning every once in a while. First, unplug and disassemble your coffee maker by removing any parts you can. Wash these parts with soap and water in the sink to remove any leftover coffee grinds and oil. Once cleaned and dry, put everything back in its place. 

If you notice your coffee maker is taking a lot longer to drip, you may need to remove calcium build-up inside. Place a clean filter in the coffee maker and instead of filling the coffee maker with just water, fill it with equal parts white vinegar and water. Set the pot in place and turn your coffee maker to “brew.” Let half the mixture brew, then turn it off and let it sit for about 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up, turn it on once more and let the rest of the mixture brew. Dump out the vinegar mixture and rinse everything you can. Run clean water through the brew cycle to rinse out the remaining vinegar — and you’re done!

Keep a Clean Kitchen With RCH Cleaning

Can’t seem to find time to clean your kitchen as well as you should? RCH Cleaning can help. RCH Cleaning can take care of tasks such as dishwashing, interior fridge cleaning, interior oven cleaning, and more. If you’re interested in the idea of a cleaner home, call us today at 417-763-8365 in Springfield, MO. Check out the cleaning services we offer to see if we’re right for you.


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