one Water filter

Surely you have noticed more than once that a thin slimy layer forms on the lid inside. If you run it, mold may appear there. Therefore, when changing the filter regularly, it is necessary to completely clean the jug (and even more often!). Usually the mucus is removed with soap or dishwashing detergent, but if you notice mold, then you should arm yourself with table vinegar. Dilute it in half with water, wet the sponge and completely remove the fungus.

2 Toaster

A lot of crumbs accumulate inside the toaster over time, which affect the taste of freshly toasted toast. Therefore, it is worth cleaning it from time to time. It is worth immediately considering that it is impossible to wash it inside. You can remove crumbs with a long brush. Another option is to use a hairdryer. In this case, you should use only the cold temperature mode. Place the toaster over a sink or pre-made surface and blow out the crumbs.

3 cups

If tea and coffee deposits sometimes appear in the cups, and the dishwashing liquid does not wash it off, then use ordinary soda. Pour powder into a cup, add a little water to form a thick paste. Rub the walls and bottom thoroughly, then rinse with water. If the plaque is not completely removed, repeat the procedure.


four Teapot or French press

The container in which we prepare coffee or tea becomes brown after a while. Plaque spoils the appearance of utensils, especially if it is glass. It’s not that hard to clean it up. After each brewing, it is worth rinsing the container with the usual means, and using baking soda once a week. It is necessary to completely disassemble the device, thoroughly rinse all parts. Be careful: do not clean when the kettle is hot, thin material may burst due to temperature changes.


5 Reusable containers

The containers in which you carry food to work or just store food turn yellow over time and lose their beautiful appearance. Another problem is the bad smell. It is easy to get rid of the latter: take baking soda, pour a couple of spoons into a container, pour a small amount of warm water and leave for a couple of hours. Baking soda is a natural absorbent that is great for removing bad odors.

Whitening plastic is more difficult, laundry soap can help with this. It must be grated. Then add water to the resulting substance until a thick slurry is formed. It must be applied to the walls of the container and left for several hours.


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6 Electric and regular kettle

If you have hard water and the bottom of the kettle is constantly scaled up, you should clean the appliance regularly, otherwise you will find unpleasant flakes from plaque in the tea. Regular citric acid will help. Take one sachet (usually it contains about 8 grams of product). Fill the kettle with water and pour the powder into it. Boil the appliance, drain the used solution and wash it under clean water. If there is a lot of scale inside, use a double portion of citric acid.


7 Wooden knife holder

If you store knives in a special holder made of wood, then you probably know how difficult it is to clean narrow holes. But despite the laboriousness, this is a must, especially if you store not completely dried items in them. Moisture inside can cause bacteria to grow and mold to form.

To do this, you need hydrogen peroxide or 9% vinegar. It is also worth taking soap, a soft-bristled brush or sponge, a soft cloth or microfiber, a very thin brush — they usually clean drinking straws or baby bottles.

The procedure is as follows: remove the knives, turn the holder over and shake out the crumbs. To get them, you can use a dry brush. Then brush the outside with a soapy solution. Try not to let water get inside. Then wipe the holder first with a damp cloth to remove the soap, and then with a dry one.

After that, start cleaning inside. Take a fine brush, vinegar or peroxide. Clean holes thoroughly. Then wipe the holder dry and leave for 12 hours to completely evaporate the moisture.

eight Cloudy glass glasses

If you notice that the glass has become cloudy and dull after a dishwasher or regular washing, then hard water is most likely to blame. You can clean the dishes with the usual 9% vinegar.

Take any container or just close the drain in the sink. Prepare a solution of water and vinegar in a 1:1 ratio. Put the dishes in it and leave for 30 minutes. After this period, check the objects for transparency, if they are still cloudy, leave for another half hour. Then rinse them under clean water. Take a towel and dry thoroughly. You can do this with polishing movements, so you clean the remaining plaque from the glass.