Tips: Spring clean your kitchen

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wlw_straight copy.jpg Posted by: We Love Wipes Team on May 6 2014
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Cleaning your kitchen is the most important step in creating a healthy and happy home, so let’s not waste any time in getting started!

The best way to keep your kitchen clean is to always clean up after every meal; do a wipe down of counter tops, hoover or mop the floors and leave no dirty dishes for overnight. Keeping on top of it will mean less work for you in the long run, however it’s good to do a deep clean your kitchen at least once a month.

KITCHEN SINK

Most people think of the toilet as the most contaminated part of the house, but in fact the kitchen sink typically contains 100,000 times more germs than a bathroom or lavatory. Sinks harbor all kinds of nasty bacteria, so to keep it clean, here’s what you need to do…

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Wipe your sink with an all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant wipe of your choice, wet your wipe and run it around the sink again.  Then, sprinkle baking soda or dishwasher powder around your sink and leave this for 3-4 minutes.  With a wet sponge, use the abrasive side to scrub the sink.  When finished and positive the sink is sparkling clean, rinse with hot water and dry with cloth. 

COUNTERTOPS

Kitchen counters can also be a pretty grimy place, because we prepare our food here bacteria will form, it’s essential we keep those kitchen counters clean!

To clean the counters we can grab those handy little all-purpose disinfectant wipes again! Firstly, remove all items from the counter, and spray the entire countertop with a kitchen cleaner. Let it sit for 5 minutes and soak.  Then use a disinfectant wipe to over the counter, and for any stained areas, use a sponge to scrub away the stain. Finish with wiping down with warm water and a dry towel…  And there you have it, kitchen counters you could literally eat off of!

CHOPPING BOARD

A chopping board will come in to contact with raw food which is why it can become a playground for bacteria. The average kitchen chopping board has around 200% more faecal bacteria on it than the average toilet seat. Hygiene experts advise you to use separate chopping boards for red meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. Here’s how to keep yours clean…

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Clean your chopping board by wiping it down with a disinfectant cleaning wipe, leave it to sit for 5 minutes, and then wash the residue off very thoroughly for a couple of minutes with clean hot water.  Remember to dry it well, too.

THE KITCHEN BIN

When you take the bin bag out of the bin do you think the smell goes away? In some cases, it doesn’t. You should make sure your kitchen bin is clean at all times to avoid any nasty lingering smells…

All you need is some all-purpose disinfectant, spray the bin and leave it for 5-10 minutes; you can use baking soda also for an extra clean smell.  Make sure it’s soaking wet! Using a multi-purpose wipe around the bin, this will remove most of the excess. To finish dampen a clean cloth and wipe the bin clean, don’t forget to completely dry with a paper towel.

HOW TO CLEAN KITCHEN APPLIANCES:

FRIDGES

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Remove everything from the fridge including the shelves and draws; place all the items on the counter or table and wipe down with disinfectant wipes. Wipe down the entire inside of the fridge and wipe it dry before replacing shelves and food.  Make sure to check the dates on everything before placing it back in the fridge, you wouldn’t want to ruin your nice clean fridge with smelly out of date food now would you!

MICROWAVE

Start with a damp cloth and wipe out any crumbs from inside the microwave.  Then, fill a bowl or cup one-half cup lemon juice and water and heat mixture on high for two to three minutes.  Let it sit for five minutes, then carefully remove cup or bowl and wipe down inside with a multi- purpose wipe. Don’t forget to remove and wash glass turntable, this can be done with a disinfectant wipe, then rinse with hot water and pat dry.  Remember; leave the door open to air it out for a bit for a sparkling clean and lemony fresh microwave.

OVEN

Remove knobs, burners, burner covers, and spill catchers off of the stove and wipe off food spills and splatters, for the best results clean with stainless steel cleaning wipes for ovens. Then wipe dry with a paper towel.

ENJOY YOUR CLEAN KITCHEN!

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great tips for cleaning
Tue April 4 2017
These are great!
Tue April 4 2017
I'm on board for cleanliness
Mon April 3 2017
Great tip using baking soda in the trash bin!
Sat April 1 2017
I learned some new tips from how to clean the microwave out! Very helpful!
Sat April 1 2017
I'm on board for cleanliness......thanks for your motivations
Sat April 1 2017
I like clean and sanitary......especially in the kitchen food preparation areas
Fri March 31 2017
Cleaning out the fridge is a pain! I also take everything out, organize and clean the shelves... then place it all back in neatly!
Thu March 30 2017
thank you for the advice! I'm very finicky when it comes to my bathrooms and kitchen cleanliness.
Thu March 30 2017
Would the microwave work with a lemon rind and water? (say after I squeeze my lemon into my drinking water?)
Mon March 27 2017
Thanks for all the tips
Mon March 27 2017
Useful tips! Thank you!
Sun March 26 2017
Love the tips they have to offer I suffer from ocd and cleaning for me can be sometimes so hidious but these tips are great to add to the rest that I already have!
Sun March 26 2017
These are some great tips~Thanks!
Fri March 24 2017
Thanks for some great kitchen cleaning tips.
Fri March 24 2017
What great tips! This motivates me to get cleaning!
Thu March 23 2017
Now it's time to follow your directions. Here comes clean.
Wed March 22 2017
Wipes help clean the splashes inside the fridge too.
Wed March 22 2017
I am a clean kitchen person. Drives me nuts
Tue March 21 2017
I use wipes all round the house. I have disinfectant , baby wipes ( though no little ones ) furniture , just all kinds :)
Wed May 14 2014
My mother taught me to NEVER leave dishes or a messy house when you go to bed. My goodness, what if a rescue unit was called and your home was a mess? To this very day, I leave no dish unwashed, no mess not picked up, before bed. It cuts my housekeeping down to near zip. I love to wake to a clean home every day!
Tue May 6 2014