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Keeping the bathroom and kitchen clean is an ongoing battle. Make it easier with the cleaning tips and tricks in these videos. You'll learn fast, easy ways to get rid of bathroom mold, hard water marks, rust stains, bathtub rings, lime scale, mildew stains, soap scum, and more. Plus, tips on how to clean a granite countertop, a toaster oven, the garbage disposal, a sink drain, chrome, grout, your microwave, shower curtains, and many other hard-to-clean household appliances and surfaces.
You Will Need
- A fork
- A sink
- Hot water
- A dish tub or large pan
- A dishcloth
- A scrub brush, nylon mesh pad, or piece of steel wool
- Dishwashing liquid
- And a drying rack
- Used dryer sheets
- Rubber gloves
Scrape off food
Use a fork to scrape any remaining food off the dishes.
Place the dish tub or large pan in the sink, squirt some dishwashing liquid into it, and fill the tub with hot water.
Wash glasses and silverware first, when the water is cleanest.
Use hottest water
Rinse with the hottest water you can stand.
Wash in order
When the glassware and silver are done, continue washing in this order: plates and bowls, serving dishes, utensils, and pots and pans.
Use brush, pad, or wool
Use a brush, nylon mesh pad, or steel wool on tough-to-clean pots and pans, but heed the manufacturer warnings that came with them.
Let air dry
Let everything air dry—it's the most hygienic method.