Cleaning Hack: SPAMs!

by Eugene Kok

First and foremost, would like to apologize for my recent slack on updating articles. Thank you boss for not noticing :P. I was away on sailing competition and won first place against Singapore Team (Malaysia Royal Selangor Yacht Club vs Singapore Yacht Club : 6-0) Yay~

Due to the slack I have decided not to hold onto my articles and post all the cleaning hacks in 1 page, hope my fellow readers will not be confused by the write-up. If do let me know I can separate it accordingly. Happy reading and Happy Belated Easter.

Lately I have been running outta ideas on what to write. Until of course lately, one of my friend bought a small stool from Ikea Kota Damansara. His problem was always removing annoying price tags stickers without damaging the aesthetic of the stool. So for this week I will furnish you with a long list of cleaning hack that works.

Cleaning Kitchen Top!

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As far as stovetops go, a commercial-style gas range is the first choice for many serious home cooks. In addition to keeping it looking sleek, proper cleaning is key to maintaining its functionality.

  1. Remove the grates and any griddles, as well as the burner heads and caps. Using a non-abrasive sponge, wash them well with dish soap and warm water. If the dirt buildup is particularly bad (when was the last time you cleaned these things?), leave them to soak for 20 to 30 minutes. (Do not replace yet.)
  2. To loosen the dirt buildup from spills and splatters on the stovetop, cover the spots with a cloth dampened in hot water for several minutes. Using a rubber scraper, remove the debris. With a dampened sponge (not soaked – water can harm the igniter), wipe the whole stovetop. Wipe dry using a microfibre cloth.
  3. Rinse and thoroughly dry all the components you removed before replacing them.
  4. For a beautifully clean finish, carefully remove all the knobs and wash using the same method as step 1.
  5. Note: Please do not wet the ignition head on old stoves, the little thing that create sparks. You will spoil the thing, so be careful 🙂

Pet Hair on Upholstery!

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Recently one of my fellow friend bought a new puppy, I am not sure about the bread though, does assemble Pomeranian feature, however according to Cherie, Mochi is not a pomeranian . Like most pets owner, I foresee that she will come across headaches on getting those hairs off upholstery.

  1. Before getting started, remove as much hair as possible by vacuuming the surface thoroughly.
  2. Fill a small bucket halfway with room temperature water. This will save you frequent trips back and forth to the faucet.
  3. Wearing a latex or rubber glove, dip your palm in the water. In a smooth motion, run your hand along the surface, pressing firmly. The hair will stick to the glove. Repeat once or twice until that section is totally hair-free. Dip your hand back into the bucket to remove the stuck-on hair. Repeat until the entire surface is clean.

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