A neat and clean kitchen gives a positive impression of your hygiene and appetite. It creates a good ambience and encourages you to cook tasty food. The fresh and organized kitchen environment keeps you from getting tired any time soon. A dirty or untidy kitchen can kill your hunger and your interest to cook, so always maintain your kitchen and do regular clean ups.
If you stick to a regular kitchen cleaning routine, then you will find it easy. Cleaning the sink, tiles, cabinets and other home appliances is not all that hard. Here are a few quick tips to help you get started with kitchen cleaning.
Clean kitchen counter-tops
There are different types of cleansers available in the market and you can make your own cleanser like adding same quantity of vinegar and soda into water will create a very good cleanser that you can apply. You may also use orange cleaner carefully to clean countertops, taps, and dishwasher as orange based cleaner contain harmless acids that can effectively remove the stains. It also leaves a fruity fragrance behind. You can also use peroxide to get rid of stains.
Clean kitchen tiles
We can easily do it with club soda or shaving cream. Just spray and wait for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash the stains off. It will definitely produce better result than ordinary cleaning. Kitchen tiles can be cleaned using hot water and vinegar solution as well and it works well. Just a mop the flower using the mixture, let it dry for a while and then again mop using a clean cloth.
Cleaning the kitchen cabinet
It’s the most tricky and troublesome part as the dust particles combined with oil, food particles and smoke generated from your cooking, stick to the cabinet and permanently ruin its looks (even if you have a chimney you might face these problems as chimneys cannot provide 100 % protection to them). Therefore you should regularly dust and then mop with sponge for proper cleaning. You can use a solution of water and vinegar in equal proportion; club soda and lemon juice can also be used as an alternative for cleaning kitchen cabinets.
You can use mild dish washing detergent to clean countertops. You should take away all appliances such as utensils, cutting board or any decorative items before you start cleaning for a better result.
Cleaning Kitchen Sinks
Use mild soap and sponge like scotch brite and rinse with water to clean kitchen sinks. Vinegar is also a good cleaner of kitchen sink as it makes it germ-free and also kills the foul smell. You may also try and make your own cleanser by adding equal quantity of vinegar, lemon and soda. Occasionally you may also use warm water to clean the sink.
Cleaning the kitchen floor
Use your vacuum cleaner or conventional methods like dusting and moping to clean your kitchen floor regularly. Clean dish racks and empty the garbage bin every week to avoid attracting attention of cockroaches.
You should always take intensive care to maintain your microwave. I have seen a lot of people who use microwave as an alternate for a refrigerator by storing uncooked fish or other smelly items there. Believe me it is a worse practice and should be avoided at all cost. The best way to clean a microwave is to use a solution of two table spoon lemon juice or vinegar and two cups of water and apply carefully with a soft cloth. Then mop it out using a clean cloth.
People often get lazy to clean their refrigerator as it involves a lot of shifting and moving of you the food items. But it can be harmful for your refrigerator in the long run. So empty your refrigerators first, wipe, and scrub them in every season and also scrub down cabinet’s doors.
These practices play an important role in maintaining the hygiene of your kitchen.
Over to you
When you don’t clean your kitchen on a regular interval, you will find it hard to clean your kitchen so easily. A clean and tidy kitchen is a sign of a healthy and prosperous family. So always take utmost care in keeping your kitchen clean and thus safeguarding your family health with hygienic practices. Occasionally you may hire a professional house cleaning company, but for casual cleaning of your kitchen, you can do it yourself.
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How do you clean your kitchen? Do it yourself or hire a professional?