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For Us Cooks: As You Cook Up A Storm, How Do You Keep Your Kitchen Clean?

aurora50 | Jan 16, 201101:46 PM

My sister and I love to cook, and do so almost every day. The trouble is, our mother, bless her soul, never really taught us to clean. And we "sometimes" let the dishes go for a day or two (or even three, blush), then are left with not only a ton of dishes, but a dirty floor, crusty countertops, you get the picture!
Then, when we DO have to clean, it takes forever and tons of work just to get the kitchen looking decent again.
Other than "clean as you go", do you have any tried and true ideas, thoughts, and/or tricks to help us keep our kitchen clean, and not look as if a bomb hit it, all the time?
And yes, we have a dishwasher.
And no, we are the only two that live here; no children, etc., to help us.
And no, we have no money to hire someone to clean.

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