The KITCHEN part 1
Kitchen maintenance, easy, quick, simple, varies by home? Wait, what?!
Yes, yes, yes. If your home is equipped with natural gas, it will be different than if it is all electric.
Biggest difference we can point out - the OVEN / STOVE TOP
Electric and gas ovens - clean up any food residue from the bottom. Turn on the self-cleaning cycle (see owners manual). Let oven cool for a few hours, then wipe the ash from the bottom, seals and door.
Gas ovens - check gas connections in the back using soap and water method.
*Put water in a cup, add a few drops of dishwasher soap. Pour onto connections, if you see bubbles start to form, there is a gas leak. You need to turn off gas immediately!*
SINK / GARBAGE DISPOSAL
Quick and easy. I use this method often. Especially if the sink starts to smell a little bit.
You need a cup of ice, white vinegar, and baking soda (all cheap purchases from your neighborhood Publix).
Step 1 - make sure sink is empty
Step 2 - pour half of baking soda box (small box) into sink drain
Step 3 - pour approximately 1/3 of white vinegar into sink drain and let sit for a minute
Step 4 - Pour in large cup of ice into sink drain
Step 5 - turn on water and garbage disposal, let run until ice is no longer there (turn off disposal and sink)
Step 6 - clean splash guard
The ice sharpens the garbage disposal blades, as well as breaks up any food particles that may be left. Running and water with the vinegar and baking soda will eliminate odors.
Do these small things for your sink and garbage disposal often, and it will last longer and reduce odors!