Spring Cleaning with Cyclone!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Springtime!! The flowers begin to bloom and the birds are chirping, and all our favorite furry creatures come out of hibernation once again. This is the perfect time to bring your cleaning supplies out of hibernation as well for a solid spring clean.
We know how daunting this can be when it’s been forgotten over the cozy winter months, so we’re here to help. We’ve broken down some of the often forgotten spring cleaning tasks into areas of the house and made a simple to-do list that you can check off as you go!
Spring Cleaning In The Kitchen
Cleaning your Cyclone Range Hood filter: It is simpler than you think! Remove the filter and separate the two pieces by removing the nut and bolt. Then, soak both pieces in hot water and dish soap of your choosing. After most of the grime has loosened, they can be washed in the dishwasher! Here, our very own Chris demonstrates.
Cutting boards: Although we wash these frequently, each time we use them we create new ultra-tiny crevices in the surface that catches bacteria and other particles. This can also help to get rid of the marks on the surface of the cutting board that won’t come off with dish soap. Rub the cut side of a lemon on the cutting board, and watch the gunk quickly lift! If it needs a little extra help, sprinkle on some salt or baking soda.
Stainless steel: Let’s get that shine back! For your stainless steel Cyclone Range Hood, use a microfiber cloth and mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap into 4 cups of hot water. Soak the cloth in the solution and wipe the surface in circular motions to get rid of any fingerprints, dust and other grime!
The bottom of the oven: This grime can be tedious to remove, but it’s so worth it! To help loosen crispy gunk burnt to the surface, there are two easy methods:
- Make a paste of a ½ cup baking soda and a few tablespoons of water, and then spread all around the inside of your oven and leave overnight. The following day, use a damp dishcloth to wipe off the paste and scrap off any parts that you may need to. If there is any baking soda left, spray some vinegar on those spots and let them bubble up to loosen from the surface. Repeat adding vinegar and wiping until it is completely clean!
- Scrap off as much of the crispy gunk as possible, then spray some ammonia on it to help loosen it. Sprinkle on some baking soda and vinegar, let it bubble then scrub away with steel wool. Make sure you are wearing gloves when using this method!
Tile floors: You may think this is an easy fix with just a broom, but there is actually more to it than you’d think! Grime can easily disappear on this smooth texture of this type of surface, so we have a simple fix for you. Get out your trusty baking soda and mix a ½ cup into 2 gallons of water, and use a flat or sponge mop to scrub off unwanted dirt and stains from the tile. For the grout cracks in between, use the same mixture and an old toothbrush. Add extra baking soda if needed!
Bathroom fan: This bathroom appliance often gets forgotten because it isn’t something we encounter on a daily basis. To clean your Cyclone HushTone Bathroom Fan, simply use a screwdriver to loosen the screws and remove the cover, then vacuum or dust any build up around the inside of the fan. This is all that needs to be done, unless consulting an expert about a problem with the function of the fan.
Plastic shower curtain: Believe it or not, these can in fact be washed in the washing machine! Throw your plastic or vinyl curtain in with a light load of bath towels and simply hang to dry. This helps remove that filmy layer that can build up. To help it stay clean for a while longer, use a bleach-based all-purpose cleaner and wipe clean, then rinse it off using the shower!
Other Items Around the House
Air vents and vent covers: Dust can build up quickly inside vents that are low down to the ground. For the vents that use our Cyclone Booster Fans, they can be cleaned similarly to our Bathroom Fans. Remove the cover by loosening the screws and lifting it off. Then, gently vacuum or wipe the inside of the vent, being careful not to go too low down inside of the recess of the vent. Taking care of this build-up will help immensely with the air quality in your home!
The cleaning tools:
- Your vacuum: Although we usually leave the cleaning to this tool, it needs to be maintained as well! Make sure to clean out the dust cup or vacuum bag depending on the type you own, and replace the filter.
- Your broom: We know those giant dust bunnies that can take over your broom after a while. To remove them, you can either wash them off in warm soapy water or use the hose of your vacuum cleaner!
We hope this list is able to help lighten the stress of a spring cleaning session! Now, you will be guaranteed to hit all those easily forgotten areas of the house that make such a huge difference once they are taken care of. Happy cleaning!