Most people try to keep their kitchen looking clean on a daily basis – whether that means mopping up a spill or giving the hob a quick wipe after use. However, food preparation and cooking can lead to a build up of grease and dirt over time, which may require a bit more effort to remove. While giving the kitchen a thorough scrub-down may not be everyone’s favourite job, it’s important if you want to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic – and the more regularly you do it, the easier your task will become. Here’s a quick run-down of how to give your kitchen the deep cleaning treatment.
Before You Start Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen
Make sure you’re fully equipped with basic supplies, such as dishcloths, sponge scourers, paper towels, and a good pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands. Then list any deep cleaning products you may need to buy. For a thorough kitchen deep clean, most people find they need:
- Surface cleaner or disinfectant spray
- Anti-bacterial cleaner for the fridge and food cupboards
- Oven cleaner
- Floor cleaner
- Limescale remover
- Wood or metal polish
Wash up any pots and pans first, so you can get to grips with a clutter-free kitchen. Then you’re ready to begin your deep clean!
Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards and Surfaces
Cupboards and surfaces should be your first port of call when giving your kitchen a deep clean:
- Clean the insides. First, remove all the contents of your cupboards and drawers. Use your disinfectant spray and a microfibre cloth to wipe inside.
- Scrub down outer surfaces. Fetch a step-ladder and wipe down the outside of your kitchen cupboards, any shelves, and the extractor fan, if you have one.
- Use an appropriate cleaner on your cupboard doors. For cabinet fronts, a bowl of warm, soapy water and a cloth is usually best, though solid wood doors may need a specialist cleaner.
- Shine up the handles. If your cupboard handles are looking particularly greasy, remove them and soak in a bowl before wiping. You may want to polish wooden and metal hand-pulls once dry to get them shining like new!
- Put your belongings back, and do a final sweep. Once everything is stowed away again, squirt surface cleaner on the worktops and kitchen tiles and wipe down with a cloth.