Make Cleaning a Kitchen Easy

Kitchens are the centers of our lives. Few rooms require as much meticulous and constant attention as the one where we prepare our meals. Because cooking can be a messy process, all areas of the kitchen need frequent cleaning to keep them fresh, grease-free, and sanitary. Take some time to learn these easy tips and measures and before you clean your kitchen.

Have a place for everything. To start yourself off, it can be extremely helpful to have a checklist handy of all the possible things you can do so that you can mark them off as you go. It's much easier to use a utensil or appliance, clean it and put it away when it has a home. Work your way down (which saves a lot of time), except in the case of washing walls.

Resealable plastic bags. Crush graham crackers or cookies for a crust by placing them in a resealable plastic bag, then seal. Lay the bag on the kitchen counter and go over it several times with a rolling pin. Disease-causing bacteria, frequently found in raw poultry and meat, have become a serious menace in recent years.

Dishwasher, How to apply cooking spray to baking pans without making a huge mess: Open your dishwasher door, place your baking pan on the door and spray nonstick cooking spray as needed. The excess spray will be washed away the next time you run the washer.It also helps to have a distraction to make the time go by faster, such as your favorite music, book on tape, or TV show playing in the background.