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Cleaning Your Kitchen

April 27, 2018

Kitchens are one of the busiest rooms of any home. We spend so much time the kitchen, so it is important to make sure your kitchen is clean and germ free. Here are some tips to help you keep your kitchen gleaming.



Bacteria and Germs

Damp cleaning cloths can breed germs and bacteria extremely quickly if left, especially in warmer weathers. When you are using the cloth around the kitchen you will spread the germs and bacteria around the surfaces. The best solution for this is to use disposable clothes or a micro fibre cloth which can be washed.  For more information on how to help prevent germs in the kitchen go to http://www.dettol.co.uk




Cleaning Your Fridge

Fridges can be become quite dirty if you do not regularly clean them. On a daily basis you should be cleaning any spills that can happen in a fridge. Make sure your fridge temperature is set correctly, the best temperature should be between 1° to 4°C. Check once a week for any perishable food that are out of date or needs to be removed from the bin. A fridge should be cleaned thoroughly every few weeks, which includes removing everything from the shelf and deep cleaning the shelves and doors.





Floors should be cleaned a minimum of once a week, ideally a few times a week if you have pets. Most kitchens now have hard surfaces in the kitchen which can be mopped. Steam cleaners are more popular now and the pads for the cleaner can be washed in the washing machine. If you have shiny tiles or wood with a sheen, a noodle mop will be able to buff the floor afterwards to stop water marks being left. To get tiles and grout clean use baking soda and water solution to get the grime away. Make sure you wash down with water afterwards to finish the clean.




Dishwashers need cleaning regularly, to clean add white wine vinegar to an empty dishwasher and put on a normal wash. This will remove all food particles left and make the dishwasher smell lovely again. Remember to clean around the seals of the dishwasher, these do get quite dirty over time.







Toasters and Kettles

Toasters can have small food particles build up inside the toaster, not only is this a fire risk but is building up bacteria. Make sure before you clean your toaster you remove the plug. Remove all loose crumbs and clean any removal parts. Kettles build up with scale, especially in hard water areas such as Kent. This can reduce the life of your kettle, but you can see the scale build up in the boiled water which is not pleasant. Lemon juice or white wine vinegar can remove scale, boil the kettle with the lemon juice or white wine vinegar with water in the kettle. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly and boil again with water.




The microwave is an appliance many people forget to clean regularly. They can have food particles splattered around the oven, which can be tough to remove. To help remove stains and smells from the microwave, a small bowl of water with chopped up lemons can help. Place in the microwave and put it on a high setting until the water is boiling and steaming the microwave for a few minutes. Leave the door closed for 15 minutes before removing the bowl and lemons. Finish by buffing the inside to leave a sparkling finish.



We hope these tips will help keep your kitchen sparkling clean. If you would like to know more about our housekeeping service, please call 0330 333 9234 or email info@elegantini.com for more information.



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