If you think about it, the kitchen is the busiest part of the house throughout the day. From morning till night, there’s always some activity going on there. Preparing meals, whipping out dessert, or even pouring a drink all occur within this section of the house.
Especially if there are several people sharing the space, it can very quickly become a disaster zone. Because the kitchen is where your food is coming from, it only makes sense for you to try to keep it as clean and spic and span as possible.
Here are some professional cleaning tips that you might want to incorporate into your routine.
Clean From Top to Bottom
This may sound like some random advice, but there is actually science and logic behind it. Cleaning from top to bottom makes sure that the surfaces will all be cleaned without missing a spot.
Think about it. If you clean from the bottom up, then you’re basically leaving a trail of more things to clean in the kitchen. Breadcrumbs, oil splatters, trash – it’s easier to wipe or drop them from the counter so you can get the counter all cleaned up. Then deal with the material from earlier that’s now on the floor. Sweep, wipe, mop – there’s no other place for them to go, so once you get it clean, it’s clean.
Clean Your Counters Safely
One of the more common and expensive mistakes people make is not checking if the product they’re using on their counters is safe for it. Keep in mind that different types of counters will have different cleaning materials. Each counter type or material reacts differently to different cleaning agents.
The last thing you’d want is to unwittingly damage your counters simply because you were not able to use the right cleaning product for it. To be sure, ask your supplier or contractor who sourced your counter. They will know the best way for you to take care of your counters.
Clean the Range Hood and Stove/Oven
Greasy range hoods are gross, plain and simple. Not only that, but gunk build-up can eventually affect the performance of the unit. To wipe these surfaces down easily, use vegetable oil; you’ll only need a few drops on the rag.
As for the range hood filter, soak them in hot water with soap for a few hours. This will help remove any deep-seated dirt.
The stove may require a different method of cleaning, depending on what kind of oven it is. If it’s a gas stove, then you’ll need to wash the stovetop grates. If it’s electric, you need to be careful wiping down the surface, so it doesn’t get scratched.
Sweep and Mop
Finally, don’t forget to sweep and mop the floor. Keeping floors clean is also a way to keep your kitchen safe. It tends to get spills or drops of water and other liquids; it can become a safety hazard, particularly for slips and falls.
With these kitchen cleaning suggestions, you should be able to enjoy your kitchen a whole lot more.
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