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Try This Quick Tip to Remove Tough Stains to Make Your Kitchen Clean

Remove tough stains with Cif Kitchen Cleaner

“Restaurant food might be tastier than home-cooked food but home-cooked food is far healthier!” This dialogue I guess every mother tells about outside food, isn’t it? While the chefs & the home-makers may continue to debate about the healthy and the tasty aspects of their respective foods, I would like to declare my support to one. No points in guessing as donning a mom, home baker and a halwai’s cap (yes I’m…big-time halwai…ask my adosis & padosis about it also check some recipes I have shared here) my support will always go to home-cooked food.

Having said this, as a travel enthusiast, I do like to eat out, try new restaurants and explore the local cuisine of places I travel. In my opinion, the taste of food usually differs with the person cooking it. However, for ensuring that food cooked is healthy by & large every household has its set of rules and processes.

Because I love to cook, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and can spot greasy stains, spots and grime easily. I feel to remove tough stains in the kitchen is a cumbersome task so even I go by some do’s & don’ts in my kitchen.

How to ensure food cooked is healthy at home?

In my opinion, for cooking healthy food at home or even in professional kitchens like restaurants etc. it is important to consider the following two points:

Cooking with Fresh Ingredients & Exercising Moderation

The quality of ingredients used to cook a dish can actually be the deal-breaker from both taste and health perspectives. Using apt & fresh ingredients in the right amount is the key to cooking a delicious meal.

Keeping the kitchen clean

A clean kitchen is a prerequisite for cooking healthy food. The kitchen free from dust, stains, food spillage, and traces of grease due to oil usage in cooking can be said to be in the best condition. Food prepared in such a kitchen is healthier than in a messed-up place.

Why is it necessary to keep the kitchen clean?
Why is it necessary to keep the kitchen clean?

Why is it necessary to keep the kitchen clean?

  • Set a great first impression

‘Har ghar kuch kehta’ these lines speak volumes about the impression a home can leave on the guests about those inhabiting it. A clean kitchen is a symbol of how well a household is managed. In fact, why just guests, even kids can be taught cleanliness lessons, by the way, you maintain a clean kitchen. Perhaps, parents can encourage kids to participate in cleaning the kitchen like dusting and helping in organizing while elders can take up the job to remove tough stains.

  • Control those unwanted pests

Ants, cockroaches, mice, grain weevils and more can easily make your kitchen their home. The key to getting rid of these pests is to store the various food items in air-tight containers and clean the slabs and storage shelves regularly.

  • Maintain  hygiene

As mentioned earlier, I believe Hygiene = Health. So it is best to remove food that has passed its best before/use by date. Also, foul-smelling, rotten food should be discarded immediately. Consuming this kind of food has adverse effects on health and also is a great invitation to pests.

  • A clean kitchen is a safe kitchen

If one does not remove tough stains of oils then it can go on building upon the kitchen countertops and chimney sleeves. Excess oil build-up has the potential to cause fire accidents in the kitchen.

  • Ensure the longevity of appliances

From your indispensable electrical appliances like refrigerator & juicer-mixer-grinder to OTG, in every kitchen, many electronic and electrical appliances are used daily. Habitually cleaning these appliances at proper intervals can not only give all of the above benefits but also can increase the life of appliances.

5 Areas in the kitchen that you must regularly clean

  • Kitchen countertop

In my kitchen, the countertop is the place where the main action takes place. I am sure at your home too this is the place where you must be doing a majority of the cooking. This is why; the countertop is forever prone to food debris, spillage of liquids, and oil accumulation. Not cleaning it regularly while continuously using it can result in difficulty to remove tough stains, fungus and more.

  • Burners

While the countertop takes away most of the attention when it comes to kitchen cleaning but gas burners placed on the stoves are arguably the most missed out area. I have a built-in hob and honestly, I hate myself every time I see the burners. I feel annoyed at myself for not knowing how to remove tough stains and cleaning the burners correctly earlier when the gas stove was new. Now, these have tough blackish charred stains thanks to repeated exposure to food & oil and the surprise milk overflow.

  • Chimney filter plates

Again an often neglected area of the kitchen is the ‘chimney’. Apart from bi-yearly or annual professional cleaning of chimney, washing chimney plates often is the best way to prevent oil smoke, soot and grease collection.

  • Microwave- Convection – Grill

While baking cakes or preparing pizza many times the food pops on the base glass tray of the convection – grill and the sides. The use of baking soda with a cup of water is often suggested and I did try it out in different concentrations but then it only proved to be effective for a very light level of cleaning.

  • Kitchen wall tiles & shelves

Steam from pressure cooker to splashes of hot oil, kitchen wall tiles is subjected to all of this. While kitchen shelves contain food ingredients that can lead to fungus formation, stains of different coloured ingredients like turmeric and more. For both these areas, I tried cleaning using baking soda and also tried cleaning with warm dishwashing liquid. Honestly, either my baking soda was not good enough or the use of it as a cleaning agent is overhyped as I didn’t get the desired result at all. Cleaning with dishwashing liquid did give me little results but the effort required for scrubbing was exhausting and I didn’t get any solution to remove tough stains though.

Sharing my quick tip to remove tough stains and get 100% shining kitchen
Sharing my quick tip to remove tough stains and get 100% shining kitchen

Quick tip to remove tough stains and get 100% shining kitchen

As a travel & food enthusiast, I like to try new dishes while travelling and then I like to come back and recreate the dish at home. From sweet Waffle to Motichoor Ladoo I make it all and like to share out the tried and tested recipes in this very blog. So for me having a clean kitchen holds far more significance.

A clean kitchen adds oodles of aesthetic value to food photographs. But while doing so I prefer the cleaning process to be quick and effective. Earlier I used to stand for hours and wash my stove & kitchen walls using dishwashing detergent with hot water. But it didn’t give me a satisfactory result moreover the process itself was cumbersome. This is when my brother who had just returned from a European onsite project told me about Cif. He told me how even his wife used to clean the kitchen back in Europe so easily with Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner.

Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner is safe for food preparation area making your kitchen clean
Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner is safe for food preparation area making your kitchen clean

That is when I first bought Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner. To remove tough stains from areas like kitchen top or kitchen stove, or greasy stains on kitchen walls is made so easy by this kitchen cleaner. Plus it is absolutely safe to be used by anyone and safe to be used around areas of food preparation. The brand promises 100% shine and I get the same result in the form of a squeaky clean kitchen.            

Before Picture (Left) V/s After Picture (Right) : Cif Power and Shine Kitchen cleaner remove tough stains.. So shiny!
Before Picture (Left) V/s After Picture (Right) : Cif Power and Shine Kitchen cleaner remove tough stains.. So shiny!

You too can try out Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner and thank me later. Hope this article was helpful to you. You can buy the product from here.

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(56) Comments

  1. Your tips are very helpful.
    And yes kitchen is one area especially the gas stove which gets very messy with regular cooking, Cif looks very effective in this regard will check the product.

  2. Very useful tips – I will check out Cif product range as well. That’s for sharing these details.

  3. These are really good tips. This is an awesome brand. Love their products

  4. What a great post with very handy tips and tricks to keep kitchen safe.

  5. Neha Sharma says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I find the cleaning part most frustrating with all the nasty stains that are left after cooking. I have also started using Cif recently and find it quite effective, it cleans in just a single wipe. I am quite happy with the product.

  6. Gosh..Tough stains can be quite irritating especially in kitchen. Kills the joy of cooking. Your tips are very useful. Thanks

  7. Kitchen burners get extremely dirty especially after roasting baingans for bharta. With this product I’ll not dread the cleaning part next time.

  8. I like using Cif for my kitchen too.Its a time saver

  9. You have shared great tips which is really going to help so many every person who is working in kitchen at home.

  10. Hey I too am using this product buddy and like you can vouch for how worthy it is. You have covered all the aspects do well. #DontJustCleanItCifIt

  11. These are indeed some helpful tips for a stain free kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Priyal poddar says:

    Thanks for sharing very useful tips with us. The brand is very good I am personally using it

  13. Before and after pic says it all! The difference is evident!

    1. These are some helpful tips to keep our kitchen clean and hygienic. The product seems very good as the before and after pictures show.

      1. Aayush says:

        Cif is really very hassle-free and the shine remains for long .

      2. Pawan kumar says:

        There are days when I just don’t want to clean anything. Then come my cleaning buddy Cif. I simply love the product

  14. Quit helpful product and easily clean toughest strains. Thank for sharing.

  15. alpanadeo says:

    Yes clean kitchen is the first thing we should keep in mind. The difference was quite visible in before and after pictures that you have shared.

  16. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    I am hearing a lot about Cif products all across the web. seem they have great quality. thanks for sharing your honest experience with us.

  17. I use CIF, and this is the best product till date. I love the way you explained it; all your pointers are correct. Thanks for sharing it here.

  18. A clean kitchen is so important, and oil stains are always a challenge in Indian kitchens. CIF is a good option and more so as it does not have harmful chemicals.

  19. Kitchen is one of the most important places to be clean and spanky. I have been also using Cif for my kitchen cleaning and cannot agree more. It does make the kitchen spick and span and shines like how. Its my personal favorite to maintain cleanliness in my kitchen.

  20. Cif product seems to be very good and I have heard so much about it already. Would love to get this and see how my kitchen sparkles.

  21. Cleaning the kitchen after cooking is the most difficult job for me. Thanks for your useful tips, my kitchen will be clean too;)

  22. I’ve recently move to a new home and have a lot of difficulty in keeping the kitchen tiles clean. Looks like I need to use Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner.

  23. Jhilmil says:

    This is a very effective product when it comes to keeping the kitchen shining!

  24. Oh these are very good tips on what areas to look at and clean in the kitchen. Also this product you’re using seems great for cleaning the kitchen!

  25. Love the tips you have shared to keep kitchen neat and clean.

  26. Isha gupta says:

    Very useful tips. Kitchen stains are really hard to get rid of.

  27. Sufiyan says:

    I enjoyed reading this post because all my kitchen woes were addressed. Going to buy Cif now!

  28. Abhinav Mishra says:

    Removing tough stains is actually very stressful but I am glad I found Cif power and shine kitchen cleaner

  29. Sheena says:

    It takes a lot of effort to remove tough oil stains from kitchen tiles and stove. Thanks for this.

  30. Riya vats says:

    Without creating any mess, Cif cleans and leaves my kitchen sparkling clean for the next recipe

  31. Aayush says:

    Cif is really very hassle-free and the shine remains for long

  32. Sufiyan says:

    I enjoyed reading this post because all my kitchen woes were addressed. Going to buy Cif now!..

  33. Anshul Kurmi says:

    There are days when I just don’t want to clean anything. Then come my cleaning buddy Cif. I simply love the product

  34. Divya Sharma says:

    This product looks good! I too will try it.

  35. Hary says:

    Oh this is super cool, I definitely am going to try Cif today. Just bought it from the supermarket.

  36. Sahil gouria says:

    Cooking is my passion, but like any other housewife I hate the kitchen counter stains and the extra half hour of scrubbing that it involves.Cif has changed this and now, I really don’t mind the cleaning and absolutely love the shine and cleanliness that it leaves

  37. N. Dixit says:

    I love cooking and Cif is the best companion that keeps me stress-free of cleaning.

  38. Ravi says:

    Those stains do create a lot of mess, but Cif looks like a good solution to get rid of them.

  39. Shaik Fasil says:

    Nice product! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely try it too.

  40. The pictures are enough proof of how effective Cif is.

  41. Disha sharma says:

    Clean gas burners add a new shine to the stove and a new desire to cook something good. That’s where Cif comes in. It’s a great product.

  42. Jacky says:

    It takes a lot of effort to remove tough oil stains from kitchen tiles and stove. Thanks for this.

  43. Sofia says:

    Will check and buy this Cif kitchen spray.

  44. kumaran says:

    Oh my, those kitchen stains are most frustrating, but Cif seems to have done a great job so am trying it this weekend.

  45. John says:

    I’ve been using Cif for quite some time now and I agree, it is so effective.

  46. Nancy says:

    There are days when I just don’t want to clean anything. Then come my cleaning buddy Cif. I simply love the product

  47. Pooja khatri says:

    I really want to try this because my busy schedule doesn’t allow much time for that extra cleaning our kitchens need.

  48. Gokul says:

    Interesting topic. I definitely will buy Cif for my kitchen.

  49. Shiva says:

    I did not know there were such specific products to get rid of stains. Very interesting indeed.

  50. Amar says:

    It takes a lot of effort to remove tough oil stains from kitchen tiles and stove. Thanks for this.

  51. The pictures are enough proof of how effective Cif is.

  52. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I too use this product and agree that it makes the tough job of cleaning super easy! #DontJustCleanItCifIt

  53. Thanks for sharing these useful tips. Cif products are truly very nice, I am using it for few months

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