19Jul 2013
5 Ways to Maintain a Clean Kitchen

Easy Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Clean All the Time

Maintaining a clean kitchen is the key to a happy heart. Not only does it look good, but it’s also important for food hygiene and when friends come over. No one will appreciate a dirty kitchen. However, maintaining a clean kitchen can seem somewhat of a daunting task, especially if you have small children. It can also seem endless; cooking every day means there will be washing up to do every day. But with the right products and equipment, maintaining a clean kitchen can be much easier than you suspect. Here a few key tips to get you started.

1)    Get a good oven and stove cleaner

Ovens can be the hardest household appliance to clean; they get dirty every time you cook and because, needless to say, the oven is so hot, that dirt can often be burnt on to your oven or stove. It is important to clean your oven regularly. If you don’t it will become a mess that only a professional oven cleaner can deal with and that will cost you. To clean it regularly, say once a week, all you need is a good, name-branded oven and stove cleaner. These are chemical agents that specialise in cleaning carbonised bits of old grease and food that have been stuck on to the surfaces of your oven and stove.

2)    Create a cleaning schedule

If you have a family, then the way to make chores easier is to dish them out among the members of your beloved family. Not only will this make your job easier, but it will also teach your children discipline and the importance of cleanliness. A cleaning schedule should include all household chores, but for the kitchen be sure to include the oven, stove, kitchen sides, the floor, the bins and the dishes. If one person tackles one task each, then you’ll have more leisure time to spend as you wish.

3)    Have your dishwasher regularly serviced

Dishwashers, for the most part, don’t spontaneously breakdown. They break when they aren’t regularly serviced either through parts that disintegrate over time or because of limescale build-up. As a dishwasher is a pricey appliance, be sure to get it checked every 12 months by a professional. If nothing is wrong with it they won’t charge much. But if something is deemed to be a problem, it’s better you nip that problem in the bud now rather than later. Repairing your dishwasher, on the whole, costs less than buying a new one.

4)    Get a good all-purpose stain remover

Getting a good, name-branded all-purpose surface cleaner will make wiping down those sides much easier. They can tackle wood, marble, metal, and laminated surfaces. One squirt of these magical chemicals and any stain should come right off. They should also be suitable to tackle sinks and bathtubs, meaning you can use it all around the house. It will save you money in the long one buying a decent all-purpose cleaner; it will save you buying a cleaning product for wood, marble and metal. All-purpose cleaners are the jack, and masters, of all of the trades.

5)    Wash your dishes straight after every meal

The main reasons why the washing up piles up is because of the attitude ‘I’ll do it later’. But, of course, some of us forget to do it later and then find ourselves with a mountain of plates to wash up, instead of only a couple. If you incorporate dishwashing into your cleaning schedule for after every meal, then the daunting prospect of washing up dirty pots and pans becomes an easy, 10-minute task.

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