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The Simple Steps for House Cleaning: Part 2 – The Kitchen

Whether you are a chef at heart who lives for cooking up a storm or if your kitchen is foreign territory where you struggle through the cooking process to satisfy a hungry belly, there is no doubt that the kitchen is an important hub in anyone’s home.

From simple cheese toasties to an elaborate gourmet meal, whatever food you prepare, you are guaranteed to make a mess!

If you put-off the kitchen cleaning process such as cleaning out your appliances after weeks of continual use, you are bound to make the cleaning process much harder for you in the long term.

The secret to home cleaning Brisbane success is efficient planning! Planning your cleaning routine will change how you clean your kitchen forever.

Our domestic cleaners in Brisbane always follow a process when tackling any room of the house. If you are cleaning your whole kitchen from head to toe, follow the below steps for a faster and more efficient clean.


The Sink

If you have dirty dishes in your kitchen that are yet to be washed, this should be the first item on your cleaning list. You can start by stacking your dirty dishes beside your dishwasher.

When it comes to cleaning your sink, use any spray and wipe cleaning product to wipe the sink free of grease and grime.

A few drops of mineral oil can also be used on a soft cloth to buffer the surface of your stainless steel sink.

If you have some stubborn stains to deal with in your sink, a few sprays of vinegar with baking soda should do the trick. It is also a great idea to disinfect your sink after your sink has been cleaned.

Once your sink is squeaky clean, fill up your sink with water and soak your dirty dishes, pots and pans in the water with some detergent. Leave them to soak as you continue on with the rest of the cleaning process.


Benches and Counters

Once the countertops are clean, it is time to clear out unwanted items from your cupboards and pantry. Any old or unused containers, kitchen utensils and food items can be thrown away.

Depending how many items you have in cupboards and in your pantry, you can just remove and throw away the items you no longer want or need.

Alternatively, you could take this opportunity to pull out all the items you want to keep and reorganize them back in your cupboards and pantry in the most practical way possible.

A great tip is to organise the items you use regularly at the front or in higher shelves so they are easily accessible.


The Fridge

Your next point of call is to clean out your fridge. It is always best to choose a day when your fridge is nearly empty of food so that you have fewer food items to remove from your fridge before you start cleaning.

Bring your bin to the fridge and throw out any old or unwanted items laying dormant at the back of your fridge. Any food items you would like to keep can be removed and left aside to be returned back to the fridge after cleaning is complete.

Once your fridge is clear, start by taking out the glass shelves and containers and wipe them clean or ask them in warm water and dishwashing soap to remove tough stains.

Wipe the interior of your fridge down with a mix of warm water and dishwashing soap. Another handy tip is to leave Bi-carb soda in the side compartment of your fridge to absorb any remaining smells and odours from your fridge.

Once your whole fridge and all of the compartments have been wiped down, you can return your food items back to your fridge and try to ensure they are stored in an orderly fashion so that your food items can easily be seen and accessed.


Oven and Stove Top

Your oven and stove top is the most frequently used appliance in your kitchen, which makes it the toughest item in your kitchen to clean!

When it comes to cleaning your oven, remove your oven racks and apply a paste of baking soda and water to the entire oven including walls, racks and floor as well as the stove top.

Allow the mixture to set for a few hours. You will then be able to wipe the paste away with a damp cloth as you watch the grease fall off your oven. If you prefer, you can also use a commercial oven spray to clean your oven and spray and wipe on the stove top.


Other Kitchen Appliances

Finally, it is time to clean your smaller kitchen appliances such as your microwave and toaster. These items are used very regularly in the kitchen so it important that you spend the time you need to give these appliances a thorough clean.

When it comes to cleaning your toaster, clean out the crumbs from your toaster tray into your bin and wipe it down with a cloth until it is free of crumbs.

To remove any excess crumbs, turn the toaster upside down over the sink and shake the crumbs out into the sink.

To clean your microwave, fill a microwave-safe glass or bowl half full of water and add a tablespoon of white vinegar.

Microwave the bowl for five minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe the surfaces of your microwave clean.

The gunk inside of your microwave should now wipe off easily. For an easy follow guide on how to follow this process take a look at the How to Clean a Microwave wikiHow page.


Achieve a Clean Kitchen Easily

No need to put off cleaning your kitchen any longer. It really is as easy as six simple steps! If you follow this process, not only will it make the cleaning process easier, but you will also achieve a superior clean that you will be proud of.

If you still can’t pluck up the courage to give your kitchen a thorough clean, why not hand the responsibility over to a professional domestic cleaning service?

At Houseproud, we know cleaning. Our domestic cleaners are highly experienced at providing home cleaning Brisbane wide for all rooms of your house including kitchens.

Whether you choose to clean the kitchen yourself or if you pass the responsibility onto domestic cleaners, you will enjoy preparing food in a shiny clean kitchen that looks like new again.

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