Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Plate rack cleaning dilemma...

I always wanted a plate rack so I was thrilled when I was able to design them into my kitchen plans. I love the look and having the plates at my fingertips...however I hate cleaning them. I need some tips on how to clean the insides of plate racks that are permanently attached.

As I was looking at this closeup of an empty plate rack it looked like jail bars and I thought I feel like a jail sentence is being imposed upon me every time I have to clean them.
Please share your cleaning tips!
Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

10 comments:

Peggy. said...

I love the corner cabinet with the side plate racks. We are going to move the sink to the right about a foot or so into the corner and I have been pondering what kind of cabinets to put over it. I also insisted that I had to have a plate rack somewhere but I never thought of this. Great idea. What company did you use for the cabinets? I think I may have to copy you.

bj said...

Good morning..I love your plate racks, too. I don't have a built-in rack so am not sure just how to clean them. Tina at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE has one...you might ask her. I am thinking, right off hand, that her address is
dearcherryhillcottage.typepad.com
Good luck...

Katherine said...

Hi Renee,
I understand your dilemma. I got plate racks several months ago and have the same problem with dust build up since they are open all the time. I treat them like any dusting project and remove all the plates and dry dust them every few days with a clean duster. (Don't want to use a dirty duster around my dish area.) :) It only takes about 2 minutes. If I wait until it gets really dirty then it takes a lot longer to clean. ;) But I don't use any harsh chemical cleaners because of the dishes. Just dish soap and hot water. Hope this helps. :)

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Raggedy Girl said...

I have no idea how to clean one and now look at them in a whole new way.
Roberta Anne

Susan said...

I wish I could tell you....tooth brush? Baby bottle brush? Good luck!

Mumzykat said...

How about the Swiffer 360?

Marianne said...

I have a plate rack but the "bars" are not a close together as yours. I am able to get between them with my hand (sort of).
Bye,
Marianne.

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

I have no idea how to clean the plate racks, but they are really neat and I love your entire house! Angie

Brittany said...

I LOVE plate racks, and at one point I was considering open shelving in my kitchen, but 2 years ago I built a hanging wine rack, and my wine glasses are ALWAYS dirty! I have to run all the glasses through the wash every week just to make it look nice. Is it worth it?

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