Spring cleaning tasks deviate from daily cleaning as they tend to be tasks that are not done regularly, such as cleaning and routine maintenance of household appliances.
It can be easy to overlook cleaning the items we use to clean other things, such as the dishwasher and washing machine, but it is important to maintain them to ensure that negligence does not cause permanent damage to these expensive appliances and to keep them in good working order. If deep cleaning an appliance like a washer/dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, or stove is on your spring cleaning to-do list, we’ve got all the resources you need to get the job done.
In addition to major household appliances, small appliances such as a microwave oven or coffee maker need regular maintenance. We have guides that can help you perform these simple but important cleaning tasks.
A washing machine cleaning tablet makes routine maintenance easy.
Cleaning a washing machine will prevent the build-up of laundry products and dirt that can leave clothes dirty, even immediately after washing, and prevent odors from building up in the washing machine — and on your clothes. We talked to experts about how, and how often, to clean your top-loading and front-loading washers to keep these machines running at peak performance, giving you the cleanest clothes possible.
A dryer vent kit contains flexible brushes that clean the inside walls of the vent.
Like washing machines, electric and gas dryers need regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and safely. Ensuring your dryer vent system is free of lint and other buildup will keep your machine running safely and efficiently and greatly reduce the risk of a dryer fire.
A dishwasher cleaner makes quick work of regular maintenance.
A dishwasher needs regular cleaning and maintenance in order to function properly and to prevent the appearance of unpleasant odors. A dishwasher that doesn’t smell can indicate a problem with a dirty filter, a clogged drain, trapped food particles, or mold and mildew growth on the gasket seals, all of which can be addressed with a few simple steps. To analyze the process, we consulted experts who explained how and how often to clean a dishwasher.
Heavy-duty commercial oven cleaners work quickly to remove the build-up, but there are milder options.
Cleaning ovens, hobs and extractor hoods are dirty jobs, but regular cleaning and keeping them in order is vital to keeping your home safe and your food tasting great. With the help of experts, we’ve created a guide to cleaning a range of kitchens from top to bottom, including gas and electric hobs, ovens, extractor hoods and filters to keep them looking their best and running at peak performance.
Dobie Pads are non-scratch cleaning sponges that are the perfect tool for scrubbing surfaces without damaging plastic or glass.
If you’re getting spring cleaning inspiration from #fridgegoals, a major fridge cleaning might be on your to-do list. After all, before you even think about organizing bags of apples and juices into matching plastic bins, you’ll need to deep clean your fridge to achieve the desired effect. We have everything you need to get the job done.
Specialty organizers, including those for those ever-popular tall cans, are available for just about anything you can think of.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be just about cleaning — organizing projects have a place in spring cleaning plans, too. After cleaning out your fridge, why not invest in a few pieces to help make it worthwhile? We’ve rounded up 20 of the best fridge organizers, for everything from leftovers to wine, all priced at $20 or less.
White vinegar is one of the many cleaners that can be used to leave your microwave looking like new.
Large household appliances like the fridge and oven aren’t the only ones that need regular care and cleaning — small kitchen appliances like the microwave should be cleaned too. We’ve got plenty of tips on how to tackle this very fat but fairly easy chore.
A pastry brush can be used to brush crumbs from a toaster or oven.
Cleaning and maintaining a toaster or toaster oven is an important kitchen job, but it’s easy to overlook—making it a candidate for some TLC spring cleaning time. Regular maintenance of these small appliances will keep them in good condition and, more importantly, protect your family and home from fire.
Perforated parchment paper liners make cleaning the fryer very easy.
Fryers need to be cleaned regularly and they need to be cleaned in the right way to prevent damage. This guide has everything you need to know about keeping your fryer clean and in good working order, including the best methods for dealing with common problems, from sticky build-up to terrible smells.
Urnex descaling powder can be used in various coffee makers, as well as other small appliances that tend to form scale, such as tea kettles, clothes steamers and humidifiers.
In addition to regular cleaning, coffee machines need deep cleaning and descaling. We’ve broken down all the steps you need to know to keep each type of coffee maker in tip-top shape, from regular cleaning recommendations to deep cleaning and descaling instructions, including the tools you need for the job.
Deep cleaning grill pans can be a messy job, making products that do most of the work for you a good choice.
Spring cleaning season also brings the start of grilling season in many areas. If your grill needs a little attention after storing it away for the winter, or if you’re a year-round outdoor chef who puts a deep grill clean on your spring cleaning to-do list, our guide has all the tools, cleaners and pro tips that you need to do the job right.
A small cleaning brush can get into nooks and crannies where bacteria tends to form.
Small appliances to add to your spring cleaning checklist aren’t limited to the kitchen — if you use a humidifier or dehumidifier at home, they probably need to be cleaned and inspected to make sure they’re working efficiently and safely.
A good detergent is essential when washing heavily soiled clothes.
In addition to cleaning your big appliances, you might also want to give them a run-through at spring cleaning time. We consulted experts and pooled our knowledge to compile 23 amazing ways your washing machine can help you tackle spring cleaning tasks.
Vacuum cleaner accessories can perform a huge number of tasks and can be purchased separately to give your vacuum more cleaning power.
A vacuum can be used on more than floors — and it should be, especially during spring cleaning season. A vacuum cleaner is the go-to tool for jobs as varied as cleaning a mattress and keeping your dryer vent in good working order. We talked to vacuum cleaner manufacturers to gather 15 amazing jobs your vacuum can do for you — including vacuuming the dog!