If you love to cook, or are just a reluctant cook doing your best to feed yourself and your family, you probably face kitchen dirt and grime on a regular basis. It can be a mission to keep up with cleaning all the spillages, especially if you have a young family who seem to love catapulting food around!
While it’s a good idea to get professional tile cleaners in whenever you can, the cleaning of kitchen surfaces and kitchen appliances is advised to do as regularly as you can to prevent build up. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to splurge on multiple expensive cleaning products. A lot of the tips we’ll share below, can usually be done with products you may already have in the cupboard!
Fridges are essential pieces of equipment and are one of the most frequently used in the kitchen. Bowls of food saved for another day in the fridge and opened up drinks bottles can all splatter food debris onto the fridge walls, which can crust up if not cleaned regularly. An easy home remedy is to mix a little vanilla essence with water and wipe over the fridge walls. Not only will it produce a lovely smell, it’ll leave a fresh, shiny finish.
Hotplates get a lot of use boiling up vegetables, soups and other types of liquids. When they boil over a crusted film can build up on the hotplate, leaving burnt on patches. To clean, make sure the plate is fully cooled down and wash over first with warm water and a dishwashing detergent. To tackle the real burnt on grime, mix baking soda with water in a bowl into a thick paste. Next, coat it over the hotplates and leave for 20 minutes. This will soften any tough food gunk, allowing you to gently scrub it off with a brush.
Kitchen surfaces and counters can get a real mess while you’re cooking, baking and serving up food. You can make up your own home surface cleaner by mixing; white wine vinegar (a natural disinfectant), equal parts water and a few drops of essential oils like tea tree oil and grapefruit seed oil. These oils also have antibacterial and antiseptic properties, plus they smell great! Once mixed up you can spray it directly onto the surface, or add to a kitchen towel and wipe the grime from your surfaces.
If you can, get professional domestic home cleaners in every few months to give your kitchen and other well used areas a deep clean. Steam carpet cleaning and tile and grout cleaning services, reach the type of ground in dirt it’s just not possible to get to with normal cleaning equipment. Reach out to That Carpet Guy for any extra expert cleaning advice.