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Dave King Dorling Kindersley

Sometimes things that look clean are not as clean as they are could orphan – I know, sad. Perhaps your current methods are adding serious wear over time. Or maybe your technique just does not come from small things that your eyes do not notice. Anyway, I am here to provide a serious insight (and solutions!) For these problem areas:

1

You do not wash glassware by hand.

If you throw all your plates and glasses into your handy dishwasher at the end of the night, wait! Vintage or hand-painted pieces may only be washed by hand. And for newer glasses, you also need to keep a close eye: if you see the glass & # 39; etching & # 39; or get an iridescent haze, you also need to switch to your hands, according to Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute: Hard water film can be removed with white vinegar, but the etching is permanent. ;

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2

You are too organized with your spoons.

Certainly, pointing all your utensils in the same direction in the same direction can make unloading easier, but there is a chance that they are not so clean. & # 39; Spoons should be loaded with some up and down in the cutlery basket of the dishwasher to prevent them from nesting & # 39 ;, says Forte. If they do nest, there is a chance that part of the slurry is not exposed to the cleaning cycle.

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3

You let your cast iron pots dry in the air.

You probably know that you can not put this pan in the dishwasher under any circumstances. And if there is burnt food on the sides, use baking powder to remove it. But one thing you might not know? You should always dry the pan by hand to remove all liquid and prevent rust. But do not worry: if you have forgotten this important step, you can solve it with a sponge and mild soap.

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4

You use an all-purpose cleaner on stainless steel.

You may think your all-purpose cleaner is doing well enough to keep your faucet, refrigerator and stove clean, but Forte says you should skip it along with detergent. & # 39; Use a cleaner that is specially made for stainless steel. & # 39; Then wipe in the direction of the metal grit and press well to remove fingerprints and avoid streaks.

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5

You only use detergent on cutting boards.

Sometimes you scrub your cutting board with warm water and soap after cooking. According to Sharon Franke, director of the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, there's an extra step you might forget: & # 39; After you've used it to cut raw meat or poultry, you should always Let a bleach solution soak. & # 39; This prevents cross-contamination during your next cooking activity.

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6

You do not clean the whole coffee machine.

People do not realize how dirty these appliances are and how they need to be cleaned, says Forte: They need to be washed in water and soap to remove coffee oils. & # 39; Every time you put a cup (so every day?), You should wash all removable parts with warm water and soap and wipe the outside. Do not forget to descale the inside once a month.

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7

You ignore the waste processing.

Do you raise your hand if you knew you had to clean this bad boy? That's what I thought. To make it smell fresh, periodic maintenance is only necessary, says Forte, & # 39; You can grind ice or citrus peels to clean the knives and remove the smell. & # 39; And please, whatever you do, do not let food sit in it – rinse it regularly.

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8

You put your knives together.

Consider these sharp utensils like the frenemia of your dishwasher: while you're right, fine knives are suitable for the dishwasher (unless they have wooden handles that can deform in the hot water), according to Franke it might not be worth it. They can cut the shelves, be difficult to remove without cutting yourself, and glasses in the freezer when they move around, "she warns. Sudden washing by hand with soap and warm water does not sound too bad.

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