A deep cleaning of your kitchen by yourself or a professional cleaner is a must to make sure everything is neat and tidy for the additional load of special dishes for Christmas. This is also a matter of pride to show your sense of cleanliness and smart housekeeping routine in front of your guests.
Vacuum or sweep kitchen floors daily and make sure to remove the spills and stains straight away to maintain the overall cleanliness gained by professional cleaning.
Now let’s concentrate on individual areas needing more attention- Today we’ll talk about cleaning and maintenance of kitchen cabinets.
Guide to Kitchen Cabinets Cleaning
Kitchen cabinets are exposed to dirt, bacteria and grime on a regular basis. Your cabinets become greasy primarily because of the condensation that takes place from the temperature outside, the grease accumulated from cooking and your children touching the cabinets with dirty hands. It is important for you to clean them at least weekly, if you cannot do so daily.
Kitchen cabinets come in different types. For cleaning kitchen cabinets, use lukewarm water, a diluted all-purpose kitchen cleaner and a good scrubber. However, first check the surface of your kitchen cabinet so that its surface is not affected. Given below are some guidelines on how to clean kitchen cabinets that are painted and made of wood or metal.
Painted Cabinets: Painted kitchen cabinets are more durable over wooden ones. However, they need some intense scrubbing. You may use the products described above, but ensure you buy the right scrubber so that the finish of your cupboard is not spoiled. If you have grease and very deep stains, use baking soda and water. It is best to stick to lukewarm water and always use a non-abrasive scrubber. When cleaning a painted kitchen cabinet, ensure you rub the service very gently. Intense scrubbing will result in scratches.
Wooden Cabinets: The easiest way to neatly clean wooden cabinets is to use an oil-soap wood cleaner. Many such cleaners can be purchased relatively cheap from your local hardware store. On the other hand, you could clean your wooden cabinets using everyday materials you already have at home- you may use laundry detergent, baking soda and vinegar for this purpose. Ensure you do a cleaning check on a small spot before going over the whole cabinet to ensure the finish is not spoiled. Also ensure you do not over wet the surface of the wooden cabinet as this will spoil its finish. Baking soda is the best for removing stubborn stains; use it with water to perfectly clean sunscreen grease marks off the wooden cabinets.
Metal Cabinets: Kitchen cabinets made of metal are the easiest for you to clean. However, when you are cleaning metal kitchen cabinets, it is important for you not to use baking soda. Like wooden cabinets, you should not make the cabinet too wet. The dampness will lead to rust on its surface.
If you are too busy and cannot clean kitchen cabinets at home, you may call home cleaning experts to do the job for you. They provide daily, weekly and monthly services. You may choose a home cleaning service provider that is affordable, licensed and professional.
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