Even though it might feel like you’re always cleaning your kitchen, it’s always good to give it a really deep clean every once in a while. You might wash up every evening and wipe down the sides after cooking, but there’s nothing better than reaching into every nook and cranny to get every inch of your space sparkling.

Remove the hidden dirt, grime and bacteria with this step-by-step guide to deep cleaning your kitchen.

Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen Step-by-Step

1. Prepare All Your Cleaning Supplies

First of all, gather together all the necessary cleaning supplies. This may include gloves, microfibre cloths, sponges, all-purpose cleaners, degreasers, baking soda, vinegar, and disinfectants. Take a closer look and see if any of these have gone out of date or if you’ve ran out of anything you may need, so you can stock up before you get started. Also, make sure you have the appropriate cleaning products for different surfaces, such as countertops, appliances and floors.

2. Clear & Declutter

Next, go through every cupboard and drawer, plus clear things off the countertops. Use this as an opportunity sort through your kitchenware, discard any items that are damaged or you no longer use, and throw away products that are expired then make a note to replace it. Once you’ve emptied everything, this will make it easier to access all areas for cleaning.

3. Start By Cleaning Your Appliances

By cleaning your appliances first, you initially get all the big jobs out of the way. From cleaning your oven to your fridge freezer, microwave to dishwasher, clean it inside and out so you know it’s in the best condition next time you use it. Remove any detachable parts, like oven racks or refrigerator shelves, and soak them in warm, soapy water. Wipe down the entire surface, while making sure you’re paying extra attention to areas prone to grease and spills, and voila!

4. Tackle Cupboards & Drawers

Now your cupboards and drawers are empty, wipe them down with a mild detergent or a solution of warm water and vinegar to remove any crumbs, spills or residue. When you add items back to the cupboards and drawers, wipe them down individually too and consider organising them too, ensuring everything has a designated place.

5. Deep Clean Countertops & Sink

Before putting things back on your countertop, clean and disinfect it thoroughly using an appropriate cleaner or a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. If there are any stubborn stains, apply a paste of baking soda and water and scrub gently. Then, rinse with clean water and wipe dry. This same method goes for your sink and now would be a great time to use a drain cleaner as well.

6. Scrub & Shine the Floors

Give your kitchen floors a deep clean by sweeping or vacuuming to remove loose dirt and debris. Depending on the type of flooring, mop with a suitable cleaner or a mixture of warm water and vinegar. Pay attention to corners and crevices, and use a scrub brush, if necessary, when it comes to any stains or dried food. Allow the floors to dry completely and they will be sparkling clean.

7. Final Touches & Maintenance

Nearly there! Little tasks will be lift such as polishing stainless steel appliances and faucets to restore their shine, double checking for any maintenance issues like loose cupboard handles, and addressing them immediately. Put everything back on the sides, organising it like you did with the cupboards and drawers, and your deep kitchen clean is finished.

Don’t have enough time to tackle this? Maintaining your kitchen on a regular basis can keep your kitchen looking and feeling fresh, however a deep clean should be done periodically to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for food preparation.

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