Cleaning a kitchen after cooking can be a bigger challenge than cooking itself. one may successfully cook as per the recipe and can even put out a dish as delicious as the ones served in your favorite restaurant, but to bring the kitchen back to its original state?
Here are some tips to make cleaning easier:
Always have some soap liquid and sponge at hand. Anytime you spill something while cooking, you can clean it up immediately or at least let the area soak in soap solution. You can do this while you have put the pan on the stove and are waiting for the food to boil down to consistency. Though it may seem to be a distraction, when you are actually cooking, you will have a lot of waiting time on hand when the ingredients are all mixed and the dish is half cooked. Use this time judiciously.
Use materials that are easy to clean. Metal pots and pans are a nightmare to scrub and clean. Similarly cookers. A ceramic rice cooker can save you a lot of time as it is easy to clean it up. Moreover, ceramic rice cookers make better tasting rice. So invest in a ceramic cooker, get better tasting food and make cleaning easier.
A lemon can be the biggest enemy to your marble floor or counter tops as it can leave behind a stain and ruin the marble. However, it is your best friend when it comes to cleaning stubborn stains and residue off the pans. When you are done cooking, and realize there is a thick greasy residue, rub some lemon on the surface and let it soak for a while. Wash it off with your regular soap. The stain will be gone and your pan will smell fresher and look brighter.
When you have a few handy tricks, one need not fret over home cooking or cleaning. It can be relaxed and fun just like on TV or in the magazines.