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Keeping a kitchen clean; feels like something of an impossible task, doesn’t it? Clutter accumulates, stains won’t shift, and it seems like every time you finish cleaning it, you’re back to square one within minutes. Thankfully, we here at Silke have a couple of cheeky kitchen cleaning tricks that will make the task at least a little bit easier.

It’s no secret that certain foodstuffs very easily stain or stick to the surfaces they touch, and one of the worst places you want either are on the bowl of your sink; specifically a ceramic sink, in this case. No doubt you’ve tried shifting it with washing up liquid, hot water, whatever, but it just won’t budge. Thankfully, there is a solution, and it comes from a very unlikely source; Toilet Bleach.

You don’t need a lot of it and indeed, be careful not to go nuts applying it to the area you’re aiming to clean, but it shifts hardier stains a lot easier then most other products. Simply wash it away with hot water and washing up liquid when you’re finished with it, and you should find that whatever foodstuff had stuck to your sink bowl has gone completely.

Kitchen Cleaning Tricks for Stainless Steel

As many will be aware, stainless steel kitchen utensils such as knives and forks are the standard in almost every kitchen across the country, typically because of its hardiness as a material. When picking utensils you’re going to cut and prepare food with, or utensils you’re going to actually eat your food with, obviously you’re going to want something that’s going to last you a considerably long amount of time, and that can actually do it’s job.

The problem, of course, is that while it indeed doesn’t stain in the usual fashion, Stainless Steel can smudge and loose its shine over an extended period of use, making them look very dull and unappealing. Thankfully, the fix couldn’t be simpler, and much like the above comes from a very unusual source; Baby Oil. Simply pour a little bit of Baby Oil onto a cotton swab, and very gently rub it along the utensil in circular motions, and before long it’ll come up shiny and reflective, looking almost brand new.

Want to see more tips and tricks like these? Keep an eye on the Silke blog!