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How to clean your kitchen appliances?

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1. Empty It Out + Consolidate

Before you jump into scrubbing and disinfecting, start by taking everything out of the fridge and placing it on the counter. Remember to place your perishables in a cooler to keep them fresh. Next, rid yourself of those expired items that should have been disposed of long ago. Free up even more shelf space by consolidating two of the same item or food type.


2. Remove The Shelves

Give your fridge the ultimate TLC it deserves by taking out the shelves and drawers. This will allow for a deeper clean. Be sure to carefully remove glass drawers and shelves before you start washing to avoid cracking.


3. Get Cleanin’

White vinegar is a must-have for cleaning. Combine water with vinegar and use it to clean your fridge from top to bottom. Use towels or sponges to wipe down the drawers and an old unused toothbrush to get into corners and crevices. Finish off by drying the interior of the fridge with a cloth or paper towel. The shelves and drawers are up next and can be cleaned with two tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of hot water.


4. Restock It

Refill your fridge with all your remaining food, making sure to wipe down any jars that have sticky residue.


5. Remember The Outside

Don’t forget to show the outside of your fridge some TLC with some multi-surface cleaner and paper towel. If you have a stainless steel fridge, use a microfiber cloth and a stainless steel cleaner, remembering to wipe in the direction of the grain.

6. Stay Clean

Now that your fridge is clean, keep it that way. Clean out expired food at least once a week and place a container of baking soda on a shelf to reduce odours.



Self-Cleaning Oven

Self-cleaning ovens are equipped with a feature that allows the oven to heat up so much that food residue and grease are turned to ash. Be sure to pick a cleaning time when your kitchen is the least active and children and pets are away from the area. To avoid harmful fumes and odours, open up your apartment’s windows for ventilation. Next, remove oven racks, place them in a warm water-dishwashing liquid mixture to soak and turn on your oven’s self-cleaning mode. The oven should clean for two to six hours and should be allowed to cool for at least two hours following the cleaning cycle. Open the door, brush out the ashes, clean the oven door and follow up with the soaking racks.


Cleaning a Non-Self-Cleaning Oven

Start the process by removing oven racks, placing them in warm water mixed with soap and creating a cleaning solution for the oven’s interior. Four tablespoons of baking soda and water in a spray bottle will do the trick. Spray down the interior, making sure to focus on charred, stained areas. Let this paste settle for at least an hour and test to see if the charred areas have loosened. If they have, chip off charred pieces with a scraper and repeat this process again. Wipe down the oven again with a solution of half vinegar, half water, making sure to clean up oven racks and place them back in the oven.


In-Between Cleans

  • Place a baking sheet on the rack to catch food spills and grease.
  • Clean up spills right away to avoid caked on messes by sprinkling salt on the affected area and wiping up with a damp sponge.


Using Vinegar

Fill a microwave-safe dish half full with water and add a tablespoon of white vinegar before placing it in the microwave. Turn it on for five minutes and watch the dried grime loosen. Next, remove the container, wipe down the insides with a rag or paper towel and be sure to take out and wash the glass tray and turntable.


Using a Lemon

Slice a lemon in half, place both halves cut-side down on a microwaveable plate with a tablespoon of water and microwave for about one minute. Follow up by wiping the inside of the microwave with paper towel or a reusable cloth.


Using Dish Soap

Fill a microwave-safe bowl with warm water, add in dishwashing soap and place in the microwave for one minute. Remove the bowl and take a damp sponge and wipe the insides. Add baking soda to the bowl to serve as a deodorizer and leave the microwave open for a few minutes to air out.
Make cleaning your kitchen appliances a breeze with this helpful guide. Located at 8 First Avenue and 17 Church Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Embassy Apartments and Mill Place Apartments offer residents ideal rental options in Orangeville.


Cleaning up for company

apartments for rent in Orangeville, entertaining, apartment living, cleaning, Orangeville Apartments, Apartments Orangeville, Apartments for Rent in Orangeville, Orangeville apartment rentals, Apartments in Orangeville, Apartment rentals in Orangeville, Orangeville Apartments for RentWhen you’re expecting company or hosting a dinner party, cleaning and tidying up your apartment space should be a top priority. While you may be tempted to procrastinate, it is better for you and your guests that you tackle cleaning in one fell swoop. To keep things simple for Orangeville Apartment residents when it comes to cleaning, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has outlined five cleaning steps to consider when you have limited time and are looking to sneak in a quick and effective clean up.


With Shoppers Drug Mart located at 25 Broadway, which is a three-minute drive and 11-minute walk from the Embassy Apartments and Mill Place Apartments. This means you can easily pick up last-minute cleaning materials if you’re in a pinch.


1. Collect All the Garbage

The first step when it comes to tidying up your apartment is to survey your surroundings with a complete walkthrough. Grab a garbage bag and walk around your entire apartment space and don’t leave any room out. As you’re going along pick up and throw away any trash or unnecessary items that are currently taking up space. This is also the perfect opportunity to empty the little trashcans in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Once you’re done in each of the individual rooms, empty the big can in the kitchen and put it down the garbage chute.


2. Pick up Clothes and Straighten Items

Pick up any clothes that you’ve tossed on the floor and put them back in your closet or into a laundry hamper. Remember to take the dirty towels out of the bathroom and replace them with fresh ones. Remove the temptation to scatter your clothes around your room by investing in a laundry hamper. For a large selection of laundry hampers and storage tools, drop by Canadian Tire located at 99 First Street, which is a three-minute drive and 14-minute walk from the Embassy Apartments and a five-minute drive and 11-minute walk from the Mill Place Apartments.


3. Eliminate Dishes

Make sure you keep an eye out for dirty dishes and immediately take them back to the kitchen and wash them. While many of us say we’ll let our dishes air dry, nip this bad habit in the bud by drying and putting them in your cabinets right away. Keep your kitchen looking fresh and welcoming by making its cleanliness a priority.


4. Dusting and Vacuuming

Prepare two rags for cleaning: one for wood and another for additional surfaces around your apartment. On the wood-dusting rag, spray a wood cleaning substance and simply dampen the other with water. Move from apartment room to room dusting everything and anything that could possibly collect dust. It is best to do this before vacuuming; as it will eliminate the excess dust and will leave you will a deeper clean. Next, vacuum the entire apartment and make sure you hit the high traffic areas first if you’re strapped for time.


5. One Final Wipe Down

After all of that work is done, head back to the kitchen and bathroom and wipe down these surfaces. Use a multi-surface cleaner for the countertops, microwave, stove, sink, tubs and toilets and take this as your last opportunity before guests arrive to put those miscellaneous items away.


Located at 8 First Avenue and 17 Church Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Embassy Apartments and Mill Place Apartments are an ideal option for those who are currently looking to rent in Orangeville and want to be within walking distance to the Farmers’ Market and various amenities.