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If you do a decent amount of cooking at home, your kitchen is likely one of the busiest rooms in your home. It’s probably one of the rooms that experiences the most wear and tear, especially if you’re cooking every night. Between all the potentially dirty surfaces and the appliances you use, there’s a lot of maintenance involved when it comes to keeping your kitchen in top condition.

In this post, we’re going to share some practical tips on how you can take better care of your kitchen. Even if you think your kitchen doesn’t need much maintenance or if you don’t even cook very often, these tips are still going to help ensure that your kitchen looks amazing and is ready for you whenever you feel like cooking a meal at home.

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Don’t be lazy with dishes

One of the most common things that leads to a dirty-looking kitchen is piled-up dishes. Washing dishes doesn’t take very long at all, especially if you make sure to wash your dishes, pots and pans as soon as you’re done with them. This will prevent any food particles and sauces from caking onto your kitchenware, making it much easier to clean off. Get into the routine of washing your dishes as soon as you’ve finished eating and following that up by cleaning any kitchenware that you used while cooking.

Maintain your appliances to ensure they’re working correctly

We use more appliances in the kitchen than we ever have in the past. Between your toaster, coffee maker and specialty devices like mixers, we have a lot of electronics that can easily break down at a moment’s notice. To ensure that these devices are always working correctly, make sure you find a local repair service that specializes in your devices. For example, finding a local Frigidaire appliance repair service doesn’t take long and they’ll specialize in the appliances you have. Speak to them if you ever feel like your appliances aren’t working correctly. They’ll thoroughly examine it to ensure that your device isn’t facing any problems. This is especially important with expensive appliances such as refrigerators and high-end cooking stoves.

Clean all of your appliances on a regular basis

One of the most underrated ways to maintain your kitchen is to actually just clean it on a regular basis. One of the reasons why people hate cleaning their oven is because it can get really grimy and dirty after several weeks of use. This makes cleaning it a chore because you need to scrub off any stains that could be caking on the inside of your oven. To prevent this, make sure you clean these appliances on a regular basis. This requires a lot less work and means the grime and dirt won’t build up and make it harder to clean in the future. We suggest cleaning your appliances after they’ve been used to ensure they stay clean and fresh at all times. However, for larger appliances such as an oven, we suggest cleaning it after every couple of uses.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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