Your kitchen can easily become one of the dirtiest places in your home. Because you cut up and cook meat there, many areas are like playgrounds for bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms.
Must have cleaning supplies for your kitchen
- Disinfectant: whether you prefer Clorox wipes, raw bleach itself or a scented disinfectant. You need to have some cleaning supply that can eliminate germs.
- Cleaning cloths: you will need a piece of cloth at some time or another to wipe surfaces. Sometimes sponges are not suitable enough and a cloth will do a better job.
- Mop: whether it is a regular mop or a steam mop, you will need to wipe your floors at some point.
- Broom/ vacuum: whether you prefer a more luxurious product such a swiffer sweeper or you like regular sweeping brooms, you will need a device to clean up messes on the floor.
- Baking soda: this is a very versatile cleaner that you should always have in your kitchen. In addition to its cleaning abilities, it is also able to absorb unwanted odors.
- Dish soap: a part of keeping your kitchen clean is keeping your dishes clean. Ensure that you always have some form of soap to do the dishes whether you wash them manually or in a dishwasher.
How to deep clean your kitchen
So you clean your kitchen everyday but you notice that there are some areas that you aren’t able to clean because you just aren’t sure how to go about cleaning it. These areas are pretty easy to clean though.
Just continue reading and you will have a thoroughly cleaned kitchen in very little time. You will notice that baking soda is a very good cleaning agent.
Cleaning the Oven and stove
- Use baking soda and water to make a paste for cleaning the oven.
- Use ammonia for cleaning greasy areas such as the burners.
- If you have an electric stove, use gentle cleansers.
- Ensure that you clean all the outer sides of your stove and not just the top and oven.
- Don’t forget to clean areas around your stove that may have become greasy while you cooked.
- If your appliance is stainless steel, be sure to dry it properly when you’re done to avoid water stains.
Cleaning the sink
- Once again, baking soda should do the trick.
- You may opt to scrub the sink with a small brush or sponge (even a toothbrush).
- An option to baking soda is lemon and salt.
- Remember to wipe the surrounding counter spaces.
Cleaning the refrigerator and freezer
- Use baking soda and hot water to clean the fridge.
- Remove all items from the refrigerator before cleaning so you can access all areas easily.
- Don’t forget to wipe the freezer using the same mixture.
- Remember to wipe all exterior surfaces.
Cleaning the dishwasher
- Clean the dishwasher with lemonade Kool-Aid.
- Wipe the outer surface with lemon water.
Cleaning small appliances
- Use a cup with water and lemon to steam clean. Turn the microwave on for about 4 minutes.
- Wipe all interior surfaces with a wet sponge and dishwashing liquid.
- To remove crumbs from the toaster, use a small brush.
- Wipe the tray clean with a wet sponge.
Cleaning floors and counters
- You may want to invest in a steam mop. They will get rid of a lot more bacteria than regular mops.
- Clorox wipes or a sponge with scented disinfectant can be used to clean counter tops and backsplash areas.
- You can spray stained areas and let them sit for a while before wiping.
Once you have finished cleaning all areas of the kitchen, do not forget to replace kitchen towels and sponges with fresh new ones. It is recommended that you deep clean your kitchen at least once per month. The more often you deep clean, the less grime that will build up, and the easier it will be to clean.
NOTE: If you love to clean using products that contain bleach, be careful when using them on your appliances as bleach tend to make appliances corrode much more quickly than they naturally would.