Clean Kitchen, Safe Kitchen
One of the more tedious chores done at home is cleaning up the kitchen. It must be done consistently, as a clean kitchen is a core part of food and cooking safety. Almost as an added insult, bigger kitchens require more time.
So in the name of efficiency, here’s some quick points to make your kitchen clean and tidy without having to invest in a lot of cleaning appliances.
Focus on Wiping Surfaces
Wipe the kitchen windows and surface of small and large appliances using a wet cloth, then follow through with a dry cloth to complete the process. Old newspapers can be used to make glass surfaces clearer.
Clean the Refrigerator
This is the next big thing in the kitchen that needs regular cleaning. Take out unnecessary items and toss food that has sat for a long time. Wipe the dirt off shelves with a wet, clean rag and wipe the freezer with a dry sponge. Keep the refrigerator odor-free by placing a small bowl of activated charcoal or carton of Arm & Hammer inside it to neutralize the strong odor caused by dairy products or other strong flavored food.
Scan through Kitchen Shelves and Drawers
For safety, throw away items that are broken, such as chipped plates, tablewares, or rusty utensils and replace with new ones as-needed.
Things that are always used should be placed strategically for easy access like pot holders, ladles, and chopping boards. Safety should also be considered so that sharp utensils are not easily reached by children. Pans, jars and large food containers should be arranged in shelves neatly, so it’s easy to locate them for the future use and falling accidents are avoided.
Clean Utensils and Kitchen Sink Area
Wash the dishes and let them dry before stacking them in the kitchen cabinet. Utensils placed in the dishwasher still need to be wiped with a dry cloth. This can will help prevent slipping or falling of dishes placed higher up in cabinets.
Once everything is washed, remove unwanted particles stuck in the drain area to avoid clogging, and use a clean rag and add a few drops of antibacterial detergent then wipe this on the sink and kitchen top to disinfect the areas and prepare it for the next use. Keep the detergents or chemicals on the top shelf instead of putting it under the sink cabinet if you have young children at home.
While sweeping is best to do prior to cleaning the rest of the kitchen, as it can stir up dust particles, chores such as vacuuming or mopping are best when saved-for-last. By mopping last, you can clean up any remaining crumbs that may have been brushed off kitchen counters earlier.
For a very strong mopping solution, you can mix disinfectant with water. Be sure to follow instructions for how much to use based on the exact disinfectant being used (instructions often found on the bottle).
As a greener solution, you can make your own solution by adding half a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water which is a popular option among households.
Why All the Detail?
The methods of cleaning might seem like a piece of cake, but it actually takes more care and consideration to get the job done right. But – stepping into a neat and spotless kitchen can be rewarding, especially if you cook very often, if you think your kitchen needs an entire makeover, you can call 855-352-2281 and talk with our experts about the best options for giving your kitchen a new look.
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