A clean kitchen is a healthy space, not only for your food but also for you and your family. It is important to clean your kitchen daily to keep it hygienic and free of germs. Yes, it may look like a tiresome task that gets added up over and above the other tasks of the day. We
are here to simplify it for you.
Why Is It Important to Clean Your Kitchen?
You make your meals, store your food items and wash your dishes in your kitchen. An unclean kitchen can become a hot spot for pests. This, in turn, can jeopardize the health of your loved ones. It is, therefore, important to clear the kitchen platform every night before
sleeping. There should be no leftover food items or food crumbs on the countertop. Wipe clean the kitchen platform with a disinfectant. Use a suitable disinfectant spray such as Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray, which kills germs. Always test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first. Don’t forget to read the instructions on the product, and check if it’s recommended for soft and porous surfaces. To maintain superior hygiene in your kitchen, deep clean your kitchen at least once a week.
Follow the steps given here to add efficiency to your kitchen cleaning routine.
Ingredients to Keep Handy
a) Paper Towels
b) Microfibre Cloth
c) Kitchen Towels
d) Disinfectant Spray
e) Dishwashing Liquid
f) Kitchen Cleaner
g) Floor Cleaner
h) Vacuum Cleaner
Cleaning the Kitchen Walls
Remove dust from the corners of your kitchen walls using a broom.
Wash the oil or grease from your kitchen walls using warm soapy water. Always check if your kitchen walls are resistant to water by running a small patch test in an inconspicuous area.
Once the stains are gone, take a damp sponge and wipe the entire surface clean. Allow maximum air circulation after this step. You may keep the windows open or turn on the fan.
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Food particles get accumulated in the corners. It is important to clear this. Fill water in a spray bottle and use it on these areas. It will help loosen the gunk. You can use a cotton cloth or a sponge to clean it. Repeat the process once again if needed.
Add vinegar and run an empty cycle in your dishwasher. If there’s a food trap in your dishwasher, empty it and wash it too.
Wipe clean the exteriors of your dishwasher using a kitchen cleaner like Cif Kitchen Cleaner. It helps cut through grease and clean stains. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions.
Clean Small Kitchen Appliances
You must not forget to clean the smaller appliances like toaster, mixer grinder and water heater while deep cleaning your kitchen. Wipe clean the exterior surfaces using a kitchen cleaner such as Cif Kitchen Cleaner. It helps cut through grease and clean the stains thoroughly. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions.If the food residue has hardened in the microwave, add water to a glass and bring it to boiling point. The steam will loosen the gunk. Now, wash the turntable in the microwave with warm soapy water.
Cleaning the Kitchen Floor
Get rid of the surface dirt from the floor using a vacuum cleaner. You can also sweep the floor with a broom.
If you’re mopping the floor, mop the floor with an effective floor cleaning agent. After cleaning, disinfect it. We recommend the Domex Floor Cleaner, which is available in the market. Disinfect the floor with Domex Floor Cleaner that contains Sodium Hypochlorite as an active ingredient. Use as directed on the pack; test on a small hidden area and rinse to check
Deep cleaning your kitchen may not seem like an exciting prospect. But, fortunately, you do not have to do it all at once. Create a list of the things you need to do and spread it over a week. This will help you maintain superior levels of cleanliness and hygiene in your kitchen.
Maintaining a Clean Kitchen
To maintain a clean kitchen, quickly clean the surfaces with a damp cloth after each use. To clean any stains, mix ½ cup of white vinegar in 2 cups of water and pour in a spray bottle. Spray when needed and scrub using a soft sponge. Allow the cleaned surfaces to dry
completely. Also, to remove any odour from your kitchen, simply keep a bowl of baking soda in a corner. It absorbs unpleasant odours and neutralizes the air in the room.
Remember to keep the doors open after cleaning to allow air circulation.
Kitchen cleaning products often need to be left on for some time for the cleaning agent in the product to work its magic. Therefore, it can be a good idea to rotate around your kitchen applying a suitable cleaning product to different appliances and surfaces, and then work
your way back around to each item to start scrubbing!
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