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 favorite 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 are the kitchen cleaning tips you need to know!
How to Clean the Kitchen: What To Do Before You Start
Make sure you’re fully equipped with basic supplies, such as dishcloths, sponges, 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!
Deep 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 handles 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.