The kitchen is often times the most ignored part of the house, but don’t you know that it should be the one place which is supposed to be clean all the time? This is the place where your meal is prepared. Would you like to eat something that is unclean?
Food poisoning, diarrhea, stomachache and etc. are just few of the illnesses one might get if the food taken is not thoroughly cleansed or if it is prepared in dirty environment. How often should you clean your kitchen? It simply depends on your lifestyle. The rule in kitchen cleaning is to do it right after every meal preparation. You can disinfect the surfaces thrice or twice a week. If you are the type of person who is always on the go then follow the guidelines below on how to effectively clean your kitchen without much hassle:
Food to avoid washing away includes things such as pop corn kernels, peelings from any vegetable or fruit, pasta shells, breads or butters. All of these can form a plug between your sink and your kitchen sink drain on the outside.
The combination of bread and butter is really good at clogging up a drain because it forms a gooey mixture, and clings to the sides and bottom of the waste outlet leading to more, dirty kitchen sink maintenance.
Consider getting a special trap that goes over the drain hole in the sink that has a fine mesh on it. This will trap a lot of food which you can then empty into the trash by removing the trap and tipping its contents away. This will make cleaning your kitchen sink a snap.
Remove the Worst Gook
The next step is to use a vacuum cleaner to remove as much loose dirt and dust as possible. Take care to get right into the cabinet’s corners, they are very easy to miss, and are a perfect place for germs to breed.
Grease is another no, when it comes to kitchen sink maintenance. It does not matter what type of grease it is. Nor does it matter if it’s hot or cold grease. Hot grease will not clean your waste pipe as some people think nor run any faster down a drain.
What it actually does is cling to the sides of it in any gap and forms a hard plug. It thickens very fast when exposed to the atmosphere beneath your sink.
It is far better to collect your excess grease in a container, let it cool then dispose of it into the garbage.
If you are using a kitchen tile, then you won’t have a hard time scrubbing the wall after all because the dirt, oil and dust will never be absorbed by the kitchen tile. All you will need is a, soft cloth, soft bristled brush and a spray of liquid detergent to remove the stain on the tiles. So, if you are a busy mom you better install kitchen tiles on our wall for the convenience of cleaning it.
This is perhaps the most daunting task when it comes to cleaning your kitchen, but it doesn’t have to be. For the exterior surfaces, a damp cloth and some all-purpose cleaner should be sufficient. For the inside, you will most likely need something more heavy-duty, such as a specialist oven cleaner.
Check Your Food
To prevent your cabinet getting filled with spilled food again, check over all of your packaging before placing any food items back in the cupboard. Wipe off any leaks or spillages, and if a packet is badly damaged, transfer the contents to a storage container instead.
The final task when cleaning your kitchen is to clean the floors. Begin by sweeping up any loose dirt, then use a dedicated floor cleaning product to wash the floor. The type you choose will depend on your floor’s materials. Finally, wipe the floor with a damp mop and leave to dry naturally.
Often when we consider spring cleaning, we limit ourselves only to the bedrooms and living room and ignore the other areas of our household. But unless all the parts of the house get a thorough scrubbing your job will only remain half done. Kitchen is one such essential part that shouldn’t be avoided. Hope this article helps you to get your job done with ease.