How to Deep-Clean Your Utensils and Restore their Shine

Tough oil stains and grease marks are an inevitable part of cooking. Follow these simple tips to clean and sanitise your kitchen utensils the right way.

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How to Deep-Clean Your Utensils and Restore their Shine

You enjoy cooking for your family, but at times you are unable to clean the utensils immediately after cooking. This leads to the accumulation of grease and dirt on your utensils. In this article, we offer you some helpful cleaning tips to keep your utensils smear-free.

1) Stainless Steel Utensils

Make a cleaning solution by mixing 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in a bowl of warm water. Use a dish scrubber to remove the stains, and then thoroughly rinse the utensil. To loosen burn stains, mix 1 tsp. of vinegar in a cup of warm water. Apply it on the stains using a dish scrubber and wait 10 minutes. Now, evenly sprinkle baking soda over the stains and scrub. Rinse with plain water.

2) Aluminium Utensils

Use a cleaning solution of dishwashing liquid (as mentioned above) to scrub the stains. If they persist, fill water in a clean utensil and boil. Carefully pour the boiled water in a bucket and add 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. Place the aluminium utensils in it and wait for half an hour. Drain the water and allow the utensils to cool. You can easily clean the loosened stains with the dishwashing solution and a dish scrubber.

3) Wooden or Bamboo Spoons

Add 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid to a bowl of warm water and mix well. Take a nylon scrubbing pad and remove the stains. Wash and leave the spoons to dry.

4) Non-Stick Pans

To remove a film of oil from a non-stick pan, fill it with water and add ½ a cup of vinegar. Boil for 10 minutes and scrub the stains with a cleaning solution. Be careful not to use a metal scrubber on a non-stick pan. To clean stubborn stains, take a bowl of water and add 2 tsp. of baking soda. Apply the paste on the stains and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash this away with a cleaning solution of 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid and a cup of warm water.

5) Steel Knives

Store your sharp steel knives separately to keep them from knocking against other utensils. Take a bowl of warm water, add ½ a tsp. of dishwashing liquid and soak your knives in it. Wait for 30 minutes, rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth.

Hope this helps! Always try to clean your utensils as soon as you can to keep the grease away.

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