8 Tips for a Complete and Satisfying Kitchen Deep Clean
Spring is officially here—and that means it’s time to give your home a good scrub. In fact, National Cleaning Week is about to begin. To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips for scouring one of the most important places in the house. So, here’s what you need to know for a good kitchen deep clean.
Start with a purge.
Begin your kitchen deep clean by eliminating any clutter on your counters and cabinets. Sort through the junk and toss anything you don’t use. Also, rummage through your pantry and throw out expired food.
Clean the cabinets.
Wait a moment before replacing items after your purge. Instead, wipe and disinfect your cabinets and shelves while they’re empty. And, if grease is splattered on your cabinet doors, clean it off with diluted vinegar. Also, don’t forget to clean the tops of your cabinets since they probably don’t get dusted often.
Work on the oven.
Don’t forget to scrape the gunk off the bottom of your oven before turning on the self-cleaning function. Then, clean the wire racks. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, you’ll need to use a special cleaner to get the inside gleaming. Just remember to open your windows and protect yourself from the fumes.
Scrub the stove.
Instructions for cleaning your stove vary per model. So, either find them in your owner’s manual or look them up online.
Tackle the refrigerator.
Continue your kitchen deep clean by emptying your fridge and freezer and throwing out any moldy or expired food. Then, wipe and disinfect the appliance, inside and out. You might even want to remove the drawers and wash them separately in the sink. Also, don’t forget to unplug your refrigerator and vacuum the coils.
Clean the countertops and sink.
After disinfecting the countertops, clean your sink with baking soda and lime. You can also pour baking soda and warm water down your drain to freshen it.
Clean your dishwasher.
Clean out the food trap if your dishwasher has one. Then, add a mixture of baking soda and vinegar and run it completely empty.
Sweep and mop your floors.
Finally, sweep and mop your floors. Don’t forget to scrub the baseboards, as well.
A kitchen deep clean does more than make your home look and feel nice. It also helps keep your home in working order so that it’s a safer place to live with a reduced risk of insurance claims.