Kitchen Maintenance Checklist

Prev3 of 3Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Clean your dishwasher fast with this trickDishwasher

Bits of food and fluid get stuck in the drain, filter, and spray arm. An easy dishwasher cleaning trick is to dump in a cup of vinegar and run on a cycle with heat. The vinegar will clean out any buildup in the system. Use a nylon brush to clear away any remaining debris on the filter, spray arm, or surfaces.

Next clean the gasket around the door with a wet paper towel. Any debris stuck on the gasket can compromise the seal and create a leak.

Garbage Disposal

Bad odors from bit of food are common for garbage disposals. And the blades become dull from the constant grinding. A handy trick to solve both these problems at once is vinegar and lemon ice cubes. Dump a solution of equal parts water and vinegar into an ice cube tray. Place a lemon peel in each slot and then put the tray in the freezer. Drop the ice cubes into the garbage disposal and grind completely with water.


Burned-on stains in a microwave are always a problem. To help the cleaning process use vinegar to loosen up the stains. Place a bowl of half water and half vinegar in the microwave and bring it to a boil for 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for several minutes. The vapors will loosen the stains and make it much easier to clean.

Prev3 of 3Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Need helpful maintenance reminders?

Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.