How to Clean a Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the rooms in the home that is used most frequently. Because of its constant use, the kitchen can get messier more quickly than many other parts of the home, which can make cleaning it feel like a never-ending and daunting process. Knowing how to clean a kitchen properly can make a huge difference in not only how nice your kitchen looks, but also can help ensure that your kitchen is not full of harmful bacteria. Knowing how to clean your kitchen efficiently can also reduce the amount of daily work you put into cleaning the kitchen, helping you to keep on top of the mess.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to clean a kitchen in seven easy steps so you can leave it sparkling clean.
The first thing you’ll want to do to make sure you’re able to properly clean your kitchen is to declutter. Start by washing any items in the sink and putting everything away that is on the drying board. Next, clear the countertops of any clutter, putting them back where they belong.
Starting with a tidy kitchen will make transforming it into a clean kitchen a much easier process and means you won’t have distracting items in your way when you’re trying to clean. A decluttered kitchen also looks cleaner for much longer, as opposed to a kitchen with lots of items scattered about.
2. Tackle cupboards, appliances and vertical surfaces first
When cleaning, the general rule of thumb is to start high and work your way down. This is because as you clean, you knock loose dust and other debris which can fall on surfaces below as well as the floor. You’ll want to save the lower areas for cleaning last.
Start with the tops of cupboards and the refrigerator, wiping away dust and the greasy build-up that easily accumulates in a kitchen. The Kitchen Cloth will make easy work of this, simply using water.
Next, move on to the overhead cupboards. These can easily get splashed with dirty food items while cooking or doing the dishes, and depending on the finish your cupboards, may or may not show up easily. Make sure to get into any details or grooves of your cupboards, as mess can easily get trapped in these areas. You can also use the Kitchen Cloth to give the walls a good scrub and remove any sticky food or built-up grease.
After this, you’ll want to move on to your appliances. The Hob & Oven Pack is perfect for cleaning these two areas of the kitchen that get dirty quickly and easily. Then you can move on to cleaning other appliances, such as the front of the refrigerator and the handle (as you’ve already cleaned the top!), and smaller appliances like the kettle, toaster or microwave.
For any appliances that are stainless steel, our Stainless Steel Cloths are gentle enough to not scratch surfaces, but strong enough to scrub away stubborn dirt, stains and bacteria.
3. Next, clean the countertops and lower cupboards
Once you’ve cleaned the harder to reach areas of the kitchen, it’s time to move on to the countertops. This is the area of the kitchen that is frequently touched and used to prepare your food, so you’ll want to make sure you clean them thoroughly. The Kitchen Whizz makes short work of lifting away stubborn dirt and grime, even in tricky-to-reach corners and crevices, making it perfect for cleaning surfaces such as these.
Once you’ve finished with the counter tops, clean the lower cupboards using the same method you used to clean the overhead cupboards.
4. Don’t overlook fixtures and hardware
Once you’ve finished with the lower cupboards, carry on cleaning with your Kitchen Cloth and make sure you thoroughly scrub your cupboard handles. Other kitchen fixtures, such as lighting, light switches and doorknobs can easily accumulate bacteria and greasy build-up, so it’s very important to give these areas a deep clean. Light switches and doorknob, in particular, can host dangerous bacteria and are frequently touched, so by remembering to clean them you are helping to prevent the spread of germs within your home.
5. Scrub the Sink
Once you have cleaned all surfaces, you can tackle the sink. Sinks and taps get messy very easily and can look damp and water-spotted. Give the sink a good scrub, including the tap and drying board. Water stains can be very tricky to remove from some sink surfaces, so you’ll need to use a bit of elbow-grease.
The Fresh Mesh Pad is perfect for working in wet areas like the kitchen sink, and easily removes greasy build-up and bacteria.
6. And finally, the floors
Once all the higher surfaces in your kitchen have been toughly cleaned, it’s time to turn your attention to the floor. Between food spills and dirty footprints, kitchen floors are exposed to no shortage of messes.
Finish the job by giving your floors a through clean with a mop. Our Deep Clean Mop allows you to clean hard floors easily, using just water.
7. Don’t forget to clean your cloths when you’re done
Once you’re done and your kitchen is thoroughly clean, don’t forget to clean your e-cloths so that they are fresh and ready to use when you need to tackle the next room. All of our products are machine washable and are guaranteed for 300 washes.
If you’re ready to tackle your kitchen with a deep and environmentally friendly clean, shop our full range of kitchen e-cloths today!