Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to tackle those kitchen chores that have been building up during winter. To get you started, have a look at our list of the 3 most important projects to get on with. Trust us, once you refresh these areas of your kitchen, you’ll enjoy spending more time creating new recipes that will refresh your diet.
Also you don’t need to spend hours on these projects, but a little effort will go a long way.
Most important spring cleaning projects
Your oven has probably been given a very good run during winter, collecting all the overflow of casseroles and roasts. If you let it sit too long, that baked on mess will get harder and more difficult to clean. Whether you get it professionally cleaned, or tackle it yourself, cleaning your oven at the start of spring will certainly pay off.
The fridge and freezer
It’s time to throw out all of those old and sticky jars of sauce, chutney and other random containers that have been sitting in your fridge since time immemorial. Once you’ve dispensed of everything you’re no longer going to use, empty your fridge and freezer, take the shelves and drawers out, and give it all a thorough wipe down with hot soapy water. It’s now fresh and ready for new spring ingredients.
Ahh, the dirtiest job of all. Cleaning the inside and outside of your kitchen bin will help get rid of any lingering smells or old food that has fallen between the bin and liner. Give it a good wash-out with hot soapy water and a scrub if needed. Be sure to dry thoroughly, or leave out to air-dry in the sun if you can. This helps to kill any odour-making bacteria.
Happy spring cleaning!