The refrigerator and Ice maker machine

tips on how to clean your home appliances
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To clean the exterior dilute a little black soap in hot water. Rinse with water mixed with household vinegar. See other tips about maintaining your home appliances.

To clean the interior, empty it and set it to minimum. Mix hot water, lemon and white vinegar and sprinkle the bottom, sides and baking sheets. Sponge clean from top to bottom, then wipe with a soft cloth.

The microwave

To clean your microwave, heat a bowl of lemon juice for 2 minutes at full power and then clean the walls with a sponge.

You can also clean your microwave in the same way with a bowl of vinegar water.


Boil a glass of white vinegar with 75 cl of water in a kettle for a few minutes. You can add coarse salt. Leave it on overnight and the next morning, rinse it off with water several times.

The dish-washer

To descale and degrease it, place a large glass of white vinegar on top of the dishwasher and run it empty.

Remember to clean the removable parts and the filter with vinegar water twice a month before rinsing it.

The washing machine

Pour 1 liter of household vinegar and a glass of coarse salt in the drum and let stand for 1 hour, then start empty with a high-temperature program.

The toaster

Clean the inside: turn it over and shake it gently to clean off any crumbs and scraps of burnt bread. Use a dry microfiber cloth to clean the rest.

Clean the inside: to clean a stainless steel toaster, mix a cup of hot water, 1 teaspoon of soap sugar and a teaspoon of white vinegar. Rub with a sponge and dry it. For a white toaster, use baking soda diluted in hot water.

Electric coffee maker

Mix equal parts water and white vinegar and fill the reservoir of your coffee maker. Run then fill with clear water. Run again once or twice to rinse well.

The teapot

To clean the teapot, rub a lemon on the sides. You can also mix water and baking soda that you will let stand for 1 hour in the teapot before rinsing and drying it.

The blender

Once used, swirl soapy water in your blender (2 drops of dishwashing liquid) and let it run for 30 seconds. Then rinse with clean water.

The freezer

Empty your freezer and place bowls of boiling water in each compartment to melt the ice. To clean it, mix a little white vinegar and lukewarm water. Read also a Comprehensive Guide to choose your home appliances.

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