5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

1.Unlocking the Power of Vinegar for a Sparkling faucet

Vinegar, with its natural acidity, is a versatile and eco-friendly cleaning agent that works wonders on the gunk and mineral deposits around faucets.

To clean your faucet, simply soak a cloth or paper towel in white vinegar and wrap it around the affected area.

Let it sit for an hour to allow the vinegar to break down the buildup.

Afterward, remove the cloth and use an old toothbrush to scrub away any remaining deposits gently.

Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth. This method not only effectively removes the gunk but also leaves your faucet shining, utilising a non-toxic, affordable solution found in most household pantries.


PnP White Spirit Vinegar 2L

Pick n Pay – R34,99


Clicks – R79,99

Microfibre All-Purpose Cloth

Pep – R9,99

2.Revolutionise Your Baking Tray

Elevate the cleanliness of your baking trays using a synergistic approach with bicarbonate of soda, hydrogen peroxide, and the Scotch-Brite Hand Dishwand with Dispenser.

Start by liberally applying bicarbonate of soda to the tray, leveraging its gentle yet effective abrasive qualities.

Follow this by adding hydrogen peroxide, which reacts with the bicarbonate to create a bubbling action, lifting grease and stubborn baked-on food. Allow this potent mixture to act for a few minutes to maximise its cleaning power.

Then, tackle the tray with the Scotch-Brite Hand Dishwand, which ingeniously dispenses soap while its scrubbing head works away the residue.

This method ensures a deep clean that’s both efficient and environmentally friendly, using simple, affordable products to return your baking trays to their former glory.

Bicarbonate Of Soda

Woolworths – R29,99

Hydrogen Peroxide 40 Volume

Clicks – R28,99

Scotch-brite Hand Dishwand with Dispenser

Pick n Pay – R79,99

3.Efficient Fridge Shine

Achieve a spotless fridge using the unexpected duo of Lifestyle Food Oil, a blend of canola and extra virgin olive oil, alongside a high-quality microfibre multi-purpose cloth.

This method leverages the gentle cleaning properties of the oil blend to dissolve and lift away tough grime and fingerprints from your fridge’s stainless steel exterior.

Simply create a diluted solution of the oil with water, then apply it using the microfibre cloth from MR Price Home, renowned for its ability to capture dust, grease, and dirt without leaving behind streaks or lint.

This natural and effective cleaning technique not only ensures a deep clean but also imparts a polished, gleaming finish to your refrigerator, all while using eco-friendly and readily available products.

Lifestyle Food Oil 1l Canola & Extra Virgin

Dis-chem- R89,95

Microfibre Multi Purpose Cloth

MR Price Home – R19,99

4.Natural Wooden Board Revival

Revitalise your wooden cutting board using just lemons and Buffalo Fine Sea Salt, a simple yet highly effective natural cleaning method.

Begin by slicing a lemon in half and using one piece to scrub the wooden board, ensuring you cover the entire surface.

The lemon’s acidity helps to break down any residual food particles and stains while also naturally disinfecting the wood.

After thoroughly scrubbing, sprinkle a generous amount of Buffalo Fine Sea Salt from Checkers over the board.

The salt acts as an abrasive, working with the lemon to deeply cleanse and deodorise the wood without harming its surface.

Finally, use the remaining lemon half to scrub the salt into the board, then rinse with water and dry thoroughly.

This process not only cleans your wooden board but also leaves it smelling fresh and ready for your next culinary adventure.


Woolworths – R24,99

Buffalo Fine Sea Salt

Checkers – R17,95

5.Shine Your Slow Cooker

Effortlessly clean and refresh your slow cooker using a combination of white spirit vinegar from Woolworths and bicarbonate of soda from Dis-chem.

Start by mixing a solution of equal parts white spirit vinegar and water, then pour it into the slow cooker.

Set the cooker to low heat, allowing the vinegar solution to simmer for an hour; this process helps loosen any baked-on food and neutralises odours.

Afterward, turn off the cooker, let it cool, then empty the vinegar solution.

Sprinkle a generous amount of bicarbonate of soda onto any stubborn spots or stains, using a damp cloth to scrub them gently.

The bicarb acts as a mild abrasive, effectively removing any remaining grime without scratching the surface.

Finally, rinse the slow cooker with water and dry it to reveal a sparkling clean interior, ready for your next delicious meal.

This method provides a thorough clean using non-toxic, affordable ingredients, ensuring your slow cooker remains in top condition.

White Spirit Vinegar

Woolworths – R24,95

Lifestyle Food Bicarb Of Soda 180g

Dis-chem – R24,95