If you’re like most people, then chances are the kitchen is the most popular room in your house. Because of the food prep that goes on there—and because of how much time people spend there—keeping your kitchen clean is a vital part of your job as a homeowner or renter. But not everybody knows how to deep clean various kitchen surfaces, so today we’ll go over how you can get your kitchen sparkling, fresh, and ready for cooking.
Sinks, Drains, and Fixtures
No kitchen cleaning endeavor is complete without cleaning the sink, so here’s a rundown of what to do:
- Fill the drain with a cup of baking soda, and chase that with a cup of vinegar
- Leave the drain to bubble and foam for an hour
- Rinse the drain with boiling water
- Sprinkle the sink/counter seam with baking soda and scrub it with a soft toothbrush
- Spray the sink and faucets with a disinfecting cleanser
- Scrub the surfaces with a non-abrasive scrubber
- Rinse and dry the sink and faucet
Start by taking all the food out of your refrigerator and freezer. Throw out anything old or moldy, and store the rest in insulated packs. Remove the shelves and wash them in soapy water. Scrub the interior with soapy water, and then wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Towel dry everything before returning shelving and food.
Oven and Stove
For glass cooktops, sprinkle the surface with baking soda, spray on a vinegar-water solution, and use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad to scrub the surface. For gas and electric stoves, remove the burners (and the trays underneath) and clean them with soapy water. To clean the oven, remove the racks and soak them in soapy water for at least two hours. Make a paste from baking soda, salt, and a bit of water. Spread the paste over the interior surface of the oven and let it sit overnight. Scrub it in the morning and wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
Cabinets and Countertops
Remove everything from the cabinets and cupboards. Spray the interior surfaces with an all-purpose disinfectant and wipe them out with a clean cloth. Let the surfaces air dry before returning items to the shelves. On the exterior cabinet surfaces, use a non-abrasive pad to scrub them with soapy water. For tough grease, pour some baking soda on a damp cloth and scrub. Wipe down the exteriors with a damp cloth and towel dry.
To clean the grout between tiles on the backsplash or counter, use baking soda and a toothbrush. For tile cleaning, spray them with a disinfecting spray and wipe with a clean cloth. Wipe the counters with the same disinfectant, or with baking soda and vinegar. Wipe the counters with a damp cloth and towel dry.
Sweep or vacuum to remove dirt, hair, food, and other particles. For laminate and tile cleaning, fill a bucket with vinegar and water or a floor cleaner diluted with water. Mop the floor and allow it to air dry. If you have wood floors in the kitchen, use a few drops of dish liquid in a bucket of water, get a mop wet, and wring out as much excess water as possible before wiping the floor.
Keeping your kitchen clean will make cooking easier, will make parties more enjoyable, and will make your home healthier. If you encounter any problems with the floor, backsplash, or other tiled areas in the kitchen, contact the experts at Groutsmith Tulsa for a professional tile cleaning estimate.