19 Amazing Kitchen Cleaning Tips

19 Amazing Kitchen Cleaning Tips

There’s a lot to do when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean. From removing grimes from cooktops and cookware to properly cleaning and storing dishes to ensure good hygiene, the work involved in cleaning your kitchen can be overwhelming.

By installing a modular layout from Kutchina, one of the leading modular kitchen brands in India, you can take that very important step to keep your kitchen space clean and organised. We have designed our modular kitchen layouts to best-suit Indian cooking styles which involve frequent use of spices and oil. The stain-resistance capacity of our modular layouts makes it easier for you to clean your kitchen space.

At Kutchina, we are committed to helping you prepare culinary delights amidst a space that promotes hassle-free cooking experience. As part of our commitment, we bring to you 19 easy and simple kitchen cleaning tips. You can also check 17 kitchen cleaning hacks here. Read on!

  1. Clean stubborn stains with hot water

Get rid of stubborn stains instantly by pouring hot water from at least a foot above the area.

  1. Keep your cleaning sponge fresh

Bacteria can thrive in your cleaning sponge faster than you might have thought of. Instead of keeping your cleaning sponge lying flat in the sink area, keep it upright by using a bulldog clip as a holder. This will keep the sponge dry and fresh.

  1. Clean gaps between your stove and countertop

Don’t let small food particles settle on the tiny gaps between your stove and countertop. Clean the area by placing a small, damp cloth over the gap and slide the knife top from one end to other.

  1. Clean your kitchen dustbins

Hate it when you have to clean your dustbins? Here’s a simple trick to clean your kitchen dustbins: use two garbage bags to double line your bins. The first bag will act as a barrier and catch all the spills that may leak out from the second bag.

  1. Clean stubborn white film on vases and bottles

Pour two to three tablespoons of white vinegar on the vases/bottles. Add a handful of uncooked white rice and shake vigorously while covering the opening with your hand.

  1. Use baby wipes when in hurry

Need to quickly clean your kitchen during unexpected guest visits? Grab onto some baby wipes and use them to wipe food particles off your appliances and countertop.

  1. Clean oil stains with salt

Sprinkle a dash of salt over oil stains; let the salt absorb the oil. Finish by using a damp cloth or a napkin to wipe off the area.

  1. Clean dish stains with cream of tartar

Apply a small paste of cream of tartar over dish stains. Let it sit for a while and wipe away with hot water.  

  1. Clean discoloured copper cookware with ketchup

Ketchup is acidic and therefore it’s great for cleaning discoloured copper cookware. Apply a dab of ketchup on a discoloured copper cookware and use a scrub to wipe off the discolouration.

  • Peel off stickers/labels easily

Soak papery stickers/labels with white vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes and scrape them away.

  • Keep your stainless steel appliances smudge-free

Take a dab of mineral oil on a soft cleaning cloth and use it to wipe smudges and fingerprints off your stainless steel appliances and get a streak-free shine.

  • Clean your mixer grinder/blender the easy way

After you are done with preparing your smoothie, half-fill the mixing jug with water and then add some cleaning solvent. Run the mixer grinder/blender with the water for a bit; this should do the job.

  • Make oven tray cleaning easier

Prevent grease and oil from seeping through the trays by double lining your trays with alumina foil. This can help you avoid scrubbing thick grease that often builds up on trays and pans over time.

  • Quickly clean the inside of your microwave oven

Place a bunch of wet paper towels inside your microwave oven and run the appliance for three to four minutes; the steam from the towels will soak and loosen the grimes, making it easier for you to wipe them off.

  • Clean your toaster using a pastry brush

Use a soft pastry brush to clean small bread crumbs from even the unreachable areas o the inside of your toaster.

  • Renew your cleaning sponges

Soak your cleaning sponges in warm water mixed with cleaning solvent, squeeze them to drain water, and heat them dry in your microwave oven for 60 seconds.

  • Clean your kitchen window blinds using tongs

Wrap two small pieces of soft cleaning cloth on the two arms of a tong (you can use rubber bands). Apply a dab of cleaning solvent on the inner-facing side of each arms and easily clean window blinds.

  • Clean floor tile grout

Sprinkle baking soda over dirty floor tile grout, and then spray cleaning vinegar on the area. Let it sit for two to four minutes, use a microfiber cleaning cloth or paper towels to wipe off the stubborn dirt.

  • Clean kitchen taps using white vinegar

Take a small-sized sealable plastic pouch and half-fill it with white vinegar. Tape the pouch on the tap to soak the head/mouth. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, remove the pouch and use a brush to remove the stains that are left.

We hope these tips will help you keep your kitchen looking clean and shiny. Watch out this space for more tricks and tips!

Basic Rules of Kitchen Safety

Basic Rules of Kitchen Safety

Your kitchen can turn into a chaotic and unsafe place when you don’t follow safety practices.  Sharp knives, jagged cookware, boiling liquid, and slippery floor – all can increase the risk of serious injuries.

Make your kitchen a safe place with these basic safety rules:

  • Never leave cooking dishes unattended

This is one of the kitchen mistakes people commonly make.  Leaving cooking dishes unattended  can even lead to fire. One of the best ways to avoid such scenarios is to use Kitchen hob. The hobs from Kutchina integrate timers which you can use to set cooking time. The flame will automatically go off after the timer stops.

  • Keep sharp knives, cutlery, and other sharp equipments out of reach of children

Considering how curious children are, make sure you keep sharp cutlery, knives, and other such sharp equipment out of their reach. You can even lock the cabinets where you store these items. Also, keep cleaning bleaches and solutions out of kids’ reach.

  • Store heavy items on bottom cabinet

Store heavy items in the bottom cabinets and lighter ones in the upper cabinets. Reaching out to lightweight items in the upper cabinets is easy and safer than attempting to bring out heavier items.

  • Wipe spills immediately

Spills, especially oil spills, on the kitchen floor increase the risks of falls which, in turn, can lead to serious injuries. Make sure to wipe spills on the floor and countertops immediately.

  • Unplug kitchen appliances before cleaning

Regularly cleaning appliances is a good practice and buy the kitchen appliances from the best kitchen appliances company in India. Make sure that you unplug the appliances prior to cleaning them. Also, never clean/operate the appliances with wet hands. Always clean the appliances dry prior to using them.

  • Don’t wear loose clothing when cooking

Avoid wearing loose clothing when working in the kitchen. Loose clothing can easily catch fire and lead to serious injuries. Also, keep long hair tied back.

  • Keep potholders nearby

One of the important safety habits to practice and develop when working in the kitchen is to keep pot holders nearby.

Ensure safety in your kitchen by installing a modular design

Our ergonomically designed modular kitchen layout makes it easy for you to ensure safety in your kitchen space. Explore our modular kitchen designs at Kutchinakitchen.com.

10 Kitchen Hacks That’ll Make You Smile

10 Kitchen Hacks That’ll Make You Smile

Kitchen design can influence cooking experience. An uncluttered, clean, and functional kitchen can help transform your cooking experience. At Kutchina, we are committed to making your cooking experience an enjoyable one. We have designed our modular kitchens in a way that suits the Indian cooking style. With innovative manufacturing perfected by German technology and Italian design innovations our modular kitchens are a complete package of style, functionality, and longer lifespan.

Over here we discuss 10 hacks (from cleaning hard stains, peeling garlic the easy way to keeping the kitchen organised) that will help you in kitchen.

1) Clean dishes with ease
Cake batter, chocolate, gravies, syrups, honey, and dough can stick to the side of dishes. And cleaning them can be a difficult task. Avoid ingredients from sticking by greasing the dish with a bit of cooking spray or vegetable oil once the cooking is done.

2) Peel garlic quickly
Peeling garlic the conventional way is time-consuming. Here’s one smart approach to quickly peel off garlic: cut the top and bottom part of the garlic, press it in a circular motion using a plate, and put inside a container and shake well. You’ll be surprised to see how quickly the outer layer of the garlic peels off.

3) Avoid stains when deseeding pomegranate
Stains that form on hands and clothes when deseeding pomegranates can be hard to remove. Avoid them by peeling the fruit in a bowl of water. Cut the top and bottom part and make several vertical slices along the ridges of the pomegranate before immersing it in the water.

4) Don’t chop garlic and ginger
Avoid chopping garlic and ginger the conventional, time-consuming way. Instead, grate them using a grater. Plus, grated garlic and ginger add more taste to recipes.

5) Soften butter fast
Use a cheese grater to shred cold butter into pieces that will soften quickly.

6) Cut soft food items the easy way
Cutting soft food items such as cakes and cheese can be challenging. Use an unflavoured dental floss to cut all soft food items.

7) Washing blackberries
Wash blackberries until you are ready to use them. Washing them and then not using them immediately can cause mold growth.

8) Cover Microwave dishes
Covering microwave dishes helps you cook food faster.

9) Cleaning a blender
Add a few drops of dishwashing soap in the blender. Fill half with hot water and then run it.

10) Store unused equipments
Clear the counter space by storing utensils and equipment that you don’t use regularly. Install a modular kitchen to get an organised look for your kitchen.

Improve your kitchen’s functionality with modular design
Modular kitchen designs not only improve the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen, but also add more functionality. Explore some of the best modular kitchen designs in India at Kutchinakitchen.com.

As one of the best modular kitchen brands in India, we are committed to transforming the kitchen experience for Indian consumers.

7 Popular Types of Modular Kitchen Designs in India

7 Popular Types of Modular Kitchen Designs in India

Kitchen designs come in all shapes and sizes. Want to know more about some of the most popular kitchen designs among homeowners in India? If yes,read on!

1. Parallel layout
Parallel layout is a space-saving solution for small kitchens. If you have a narrow space in your kitchen, then installing a parallel module would be the best option. Apart from saving space in your small kitchen, you can also make your kitchen space look neatly organised.

2. Island-shape layout
Island-shape modular kitchen layout is similar toparallel layout. The only difference is that unlike parallel layout ,island-shape layout can be used in open kitchen spaces as well. You can also consider island layout as an altered variant of corner layout.

3. U-shaped layout
U-shaped modular design is for those who prefer having large countertop spaces while working in the kitchen. With U-shaped modular designs you also benefit from additional storage space (cabinets) underneath the countertops.

4. G-shaped layout
G-shaped modular kitchen layout can be considered as an altered version of U-shaped layout. It comes as a practical solution when it comes to improving the functionality of the kitchen space. With a G-shaped countertop, more than one person can work around freely.

5. Open shelves
Kitchen layout with open shelves is one of the most common designs in Indian homes. Open shelves add an ethnic look and an authentic vibe to the kitchen space. Also, open shelves make it easy to access different items without having to thoroughly search for them (as in the case of closed shelves).

6. Straight-shape
Straight-shape modular kitchen designs are feasible for big families. A straight-shaped modular design includes a straight counter with corresponding shelves on the top section.

7. Corner layout
Corner layout or L-shaped modular kitchen layout is one of the most popular kitchen designs in the country. Corner layout works well in kitchens with limited space. As the name suggests, a corner layout includes an L-shaped countertop which gives more you working space to cook. Installing L-shaped modular design helps in saving space in small kitchens.

Choose from popular modular kitchen designs from Kutchina
We at Kutchina, bring to you a wide range of modular kitchen designs. Our modular kitchen models are functional, ergonomic, and stylistic. With our modular kitchen models, you can turn your otherwise boring kitchen space into an interesting one. Check out the latest modular kitchen designs at the best modular kitchen brand in India.