Having a clean home doesn’t always mean a lot of hard work and a lot of expenses. Let’s start cleaning your home by first going to the kitchen – the most abused part of a house. This is work, but you don’t need to think it’s arduous by breaking the huge kitchen into manageable parts. Bring out your cleaning gears; add your favorite cleaning music playlist – on your way to the kitchen area to get started.
1. The microwave: There’s a fast and easy way to clean the microwave. Put a clean wet rag or towel inside; heat the oven for 3 minutes. The steam works to soften the baked dirt ingrained in the interior surface. Wait for the rag to cool down before using it in wiping off the dirt. Make the outer surface clean with dry or dump cloth depending on the dirt present on it. One task in a breeze!
2. The Stove: It is important to clean the gas or electric stove regularly to get rid of seated stains and splatters from cooking. Wash the burners with soap and warm water or put them in the dishwasher. Of course electric burners need manual cleaning but just the same wipe dirt off with a sponge moist with soap; rinse the sponge and wipe them again.
3. The Sink: A stainless sink is so easy to maintain. Start cleaning by pouring hot water around the sink to flush oil. Remove all particles left in it. Using your favorite stainless steel cleanser and a nonabrasive rag, rub the entire sink until thoroughly clean. Don’t just stop there! Use an old toothbrush to clean the faucet and the sink hole with its drainer using the same cleanser. Don’t forget the outer part of the sink but it is usually less dirty. Wipe-dry everything and make it shine!
4. The Counter Top: For easy and fast cleaning of your granite counter top, remove all things from there; or at least move heavy things on one side so that you can work on the other side with easy access to hard-to-reach parts. Wash with mixed soap & warm water to detach all dried stains using a soft non-fibrous cloth. Use baking soda if your regular granite cleaner product won’t erase all the mess. After stains are cleaned off, dry and buff the granite counter to make it shine.
5. Stainless Steel Cookware: If cooking has hardened food in your stainless steel pan, don’t scratch it with sharp materials like knife or spoon. Soak in hot water mixed with dish washing soap. Let it stand until the crust is soft; about 5 hours or more and scrub the buildup using a scouring pad but not sharp pads like steel wool to prevent scratches on the cookware. After cleaning, dry it to shine using a soft cloth.
6. The Kitchen Floor: suggest that tile flooring is the best used in kitchens because it’s durable and wet proof. Remove all dirt using the typical broom or vacuum cleaner. Use warm water to mop off stubborn dirt or simply wet mop for simple dirt. Do it by sections by regularly rinsing the mop. When the floor doesn’t need mopping, just wipe with a dry dusting rag over to make it shiny.
Just a Word
There are products that may be stocked in your kitchen that you can use in cleaning; the vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemons, etc. These are greener items that will provide the gloss and shine to certain parts and utensils in your kitchen. Knowing how to use them will save you money.