Smart ways to keep kitchen appliances squeaky clean

Homeowners have been offered a guide on the best methods to keep household appliances squeaky clean.

Experts from have compiled their top tips for cleaning everything from the tumble dryer to the fridge.

1. Washing Machine

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Clean the detergent drawer and filter to ensure that there’s nothing blocking either of them.The drum can then be cleaned by placing soda crystals or dishwasher tablets inside, and putting it on a hot wash.

2. Dish washer

The most important thing is to check the filter and ensure it’s clean.Run it under hot water and scrub it using a soft toothbrush to ensure it is as clean as possible.

3. Tumble dryer

Again, the filter is the important thing that needs to be cleaned regularly.You should be able to pick as much of the lint off as possible, and then use a vacuum cleaner to hoover up the smaller particles.Spraying some old towels with white vinegar and run a drying cycle will remove any remaining odours.

4. Oven

Specialist oven cleaners are available which will be the best way to clean the inside of the oven.Spray on oven-cleaner, or a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water, should then be used to clean the inside of the oven door.

5. Fridge

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Clean shelves with hot soapy water or disinfectant and allow to dry and wipe down the inside of the fridge, paying special attention to the nooks and crannies where dirt will collect.Make sure it’s then dried down to stop the temperature of the fridge increasing.

6. Freezer

Freezers need regular defrosting and cleaning.Place the contents of the freezer into freezer bags or boxes, then turn the freezer off.Place tea towels on the bottom of the freezer to soak up the water and add bowls of hot water to speed up the defrosting process.When fully defrosted, the insides should all be wiped down, then the freezer can be turned back on.

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