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Spring has sprung, and if you’re ready to do some spring cleaning, Pre is here to help. Here’s a quick checklist that will help you prepare your kitchen for the summer! Check it out, and start cleaning your kitchen today.
1. Deep Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet is a must-have for any serious cook, especially if you cook a lot of steak. The dense, heavy cast-iron creates a fantastic sear on meats, and develops a natural non-stick coating over time. You have to
If your skillet already has good “seasoning,” you don’t need to re-season it. The best way to clean it is to throw in a cup of kosher salt. Then, scrub and scour the skillet with a kitchen towel to remove any pesky, stuck-on bits of food. Then, rinse the skillet with hot water, dry it off immediately, and apply a thin coating of oil to season the skillet.
2. Clean & Prepare Your Grill
Begin by removing the grill grates. Then, soak them in a bucket of warm, soapy water using dish soap. While they soak, wipe down the outside of your grill and examine it for any corrosion, damage, or other issues.
Next, scrape out the firebox with a putty knife to remove any stuck-on gunk and debris, and rinse out the inside of the grill with a garden hose. Take out the grill grates and scrub them with a wire brush, then rinse them out with the hose, then replace them and re-assemble your grill.
Here's a good visual for cleaning your gas grill.
If you prefer a charcoal grill, that's great! But make sure you clean that too!
3. Organize & Clean Out Your Spice Rack
Spices never truly “expire,” but they definitely lose potency over time. Most ground spices last between 2-3 years, but begin losing flavor after just a year. Whole spices last longer, up to 5 years, but you should still check periodically to make sure they’re still good.
Take a look at your spice rack. Remove any spices that are old, caked up, or otherwise compromised, and check for duplicate spices. Organize your spices so the labels are easy to see, and you can easily access any spice while you cook.
4. Clean Your Fridge & Remove Spoiled Or Old Items
Start by checking all of the “best by dates” on your fridge items and tossing anything that’s spoiled. Then, empty out the entire refrigerator.
Then, wipe the inside of the fridge with hot, soapy water, and then wipe it down with clean water to remove the soap.
To sanitize the inside, mix 1 tbsp of bleach with 1 gallon of water, then spray down the interior and wipe it down with clean water. Then, replace all removable components and put your food back into your sparkling clean fridge. It will feel fantastic every time you open the fridge door.
5. Think About How You Can Eat “Clean and In Season”
Your kitchen isn’t the only thing you need to clean up this spring. It’s helpful to think about how you can eat clean and eat healthily – by choosing high-quality, grass fed beef from Pre, for example, and choosing to cook more at home rather than ordering food. Not sure where to start? Try eating for gut health.
In addition, spring and summer are great times to eat locally and choose in-season fresh fruits and vegetables. We recommend shopping at local stores and farmer’s markets to get access to delicious, in-season produce. In-season food doesn’t just taste better – it’s often higher in nutrients and vitamins, which helps you live a healthier overall lifestyle.
6. Spring Clean your Mind
Spring cleaning is not just for the physical spaces, we need to refresh our minds as well! We suggest finding a meditation app you'd love to use for 2-5 minutes everyday or just taking a moment each morning to stretch.
Another great move, is to clean out your phone! How many apps do you have that you never use? Those photos getting out of control? Move them to cloud storage or onto a desktop computer and bask in the glory of more memory on your phone!
Get Ready For Spring & Summer With Beef From Pre!
At Pre, we’re one of the best grass fed beef brands for those who want to eat clean and improve their health. Our grass fed & finished beef is totally free of added hormones and antibiotics, and offers delicious flavor to boot!
We offer ground beef, steaks, and seasonal cuts. If you’re ready to get started, shop our products now, or feel free to contact us online if you have questions or want more information about buying beef from Pre.