9 Tips To Reduce Time Spent Cleaning Your Kitchen

It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Although the kitchen holds a special place both in the heart and in the home, it can certainly be one of the toughest areas to clean. With much to take into account, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of cleaning the kitchen, especially if it needs a deeper clean, but these Kitchen Cleaning Tips will help you overcome this.

A few simple tips and some key products are all that’s needed to keep your kitchen clean. Hygiene, sanitation and general tidiness are all great reasons to keep a clean kitchen but have you ever considered how much easier and faster it is to cook in a clean kitchen? Not only does it make prepping your food much faster but it also makes cleaning up afterwards much more efficient.

By implementing these tips to keep your kitchen clean, you can guarantee that the heart of your home will always be tidy, germ-free and ready for you and your family to create more fond memories.

Tip #1: Clear Clutter, Including The Dishwasher

To begin with, put anything that is not in its correct place back in its rightful home. This could mean putting small appliances back into the cupboards or stacking away any dry plates or utensils into their drawers. The more you can tidy at the start, the easier the process will be. Do not forget to put away any clean dishes from the dishwasher.

Tip #2: Clean Small Appliances

To bring your kitchen cleaning up to the next level, do not forget about your smaller appliances that often get overlooked. Free your toaster of crumbs and your kettle from stickiness. Give your microwave a good clean, both inside and out. Wipe down your coffee machine and anything else you keep out on your counter space. You can use a simple Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Cloth to do this.

Tip #3: Don’t Forget To Dust

Dust the top of your cupboards and the top of your fridge. It is so easy for dust to accumulate very quickly in these hard to reach places so keeping on top of it every week is the fastest and easiest way to ensure a clean and dust-free kitchen.

Tip #4: Use A Specialised Product For Stubborn Stains

If your grill tray or oven rack requires a good, deep clean, you may need to use a specialised product. In some cases, a multi-purpose cleaner and elbow grease just won’t do the trick, especially if there is a large build-up of carbon or fats. A Grill & Oven Cleaner can help with this and is simple to use.

Dilute the product per its specific instructions and soak for two hours. This will help to remove any stains, fats and carbon deposits with ease. Don’t forget to wear gloves when using such a product as they are strong.

Tip #5: Tackle Spills & Splashes On The Stove

How best to clean your stove will depend on what type of stove you have. Many modern, new build homes have electric, glass stoves that can be easily cleaned between uses with a quick wipe down using a multi-purpose cleaner. On occasion, tough stains and buildup can be tackled with some water, glass cleaner and a simple edged scraper.

Gas stoves continue to be an excellent option in home kitchens and they are very simple to keep clean. Once the surface has completely cooled, you can use a damp cloth and some multi-purpose cleaner to wipe it down. Now and again you will need to clean the Stove Grates as build-up can become very sticky. This is as easy as soaking them in some soapy water and scrubbing them gently.

Cleaning a Coil Stove Top is just as easy as electric and gas tops. Make sure they are nice and cool, before removing them and placing them in some soapy water. Whilst they soak, you can clean around the burners with a multi-purpose cleaner and cloth. When this is nice and dry, you can give the coils a quick scrub and dry.

Tip #6: Learn To Manage Mold

A kitchen can, at times, be, a wet or damp place. As a result, mould can easily appear in cupboards, in the fridge or even in the sink. Managing mould is essential to overall health and wellbeing and the cleanliness of your home.

An excellent product to use when mould appears is a Food Surface Sanitiser so you can rest assured that the surfaces you use for cooking are clean and germ-free. This type of product is great for hard surfaces, like around the sink or even under the sink. Simply dilute with water and apply to surfaces. Rinse off after 10 minutes to ensure bacteria is killed.

Tip #7: Maintain Your Backsplash

Backsplashes are known to add great colour and texture to a kitchen so it is worthwhile to keep these clean. Regardless of its material, a backsplash should be a simple spot in the kitchen to clean. With most acrylic and tiled surfaces, a simple wet cloth and multi-purpose cleaner, followed by a dry cloth to avoid streaking will do the trick.

If you have tiles, don’t forget to pay particular attention to grouting, where an old toothbrush may be of use to get rid of tough stains. If your backsplash is glass then you will need a good quality glass cleaner and microfiber cloth.

Tip #8: Wipe Down Larger Appliances

It is so easy to forget to clean key places on larger appliances like the front of the fridge, dishwasher or range hood. If we forget about these, streaks, grime and fingerprints can become very obvious over time. Keeping it simple with some warm water and a dry cloth will help keep these appliances looking great.

Tip #9: Finish With The Floor

Now that you have cleaned everything else, it is time to give your kitchen a good sweep. So much can accumulate on the kitchen floor. From bits of food to small grains and crumbs, the kitchen floor should always be kept clean. Once you have swept, you can vacuum up any dust piles and mop with a disinfectant.

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