Spring Cleaning! A To-Do List To Make Your Kitchen Sparkle

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Spring is all about sunny skies, spring fashion, seasonal produce, and of course seasonal cleaning. Whether or not you get excited at the thought of scrubbing and dusting, spring cleaning is necessary. But it doesn’t have to be scary!

Operation Sparkling Kitchen

A sparkling clean kitchen is a dream, mostly never fulfilled for many of us. Perhaps because a kitchen can get disordered and dirty as quickly as you start cooking or eating in it! But making your kitchen neat and tidy is fairly simple. All you have to do is give it a deep clean in the spring season and then spend a few minutes every day of the year to maintain it.

Gift Yourself The Experience of Cooking & Eating In A Nice, Glistening Kitchen

As soon as the winter ends, your kitchen, the most used room in your house, starts to beg for your attention. If you’ve neglected your kitchen for the past year, here’s how to tackle it like a professional. Bust open your windows, manage your clutter, and grab your cleaning supplies. Here’s a to-do list to help you get started.

Start by placing a hot, wet cloth over the burned spots to soften the grease. Then clear off the gunk with a heavy-duty pad and wipe dry. If you have an advanced oven, make use of its self-cleaning function to remove stubborn, burnt-on dirt and grime.

First, remove the burner caps followed by the burner heads. Soak them in a mixture of soap and warm water for some time. Next, scrub away the debris using a non-abrasive scrub pad and a toothbrush. Rinse them thoroughly, let them dry, and lastly, reassemble the burner.

Empty your fridge for a deep clean. Pop out the door shelves and drawers, and wash them in warm water mixed with baking soda. Wipe down the built-in fixtures, the bottom of the fridge, and the high and low of the door. Dry everything and reassemble the refrigerator.

Stainless Steel Sink
Sanitize your kitchen sink to get rid of any toxic grime. Begin by thoroughly wiping down and rinsing out your sink. Sprinkle baking soda over the surface of your sink, work it into a paste and simply rinse. Wipe the faucet and handles with a soapy solution and clean the hard-to-reach areas using a toothbrush.

Ceilings, Walls & Kitchen Cabinets
Take a good look at your kitchen ceilings, walls, and cabinets. You’ll notice grime, grease and spilled food clinging to the surfaces. Get in there and mop the surfaces for grease and unsightly colored splotches. You can use a good quality cleaner or whip up a homemade vinegar and water mix to quickly cut through the grease.

Grease splatters and steam can create a thin, gray film on your windows. Vacuum the window sills, sashes and frames before cleaning with a commercial window cleaner. Use a microfiber cloth to leave your window glass shiny and free of streaks.

Countertops & Backsplashes
Clean, buff and polish your countertops and backsplashes to turn your kitchen into a shiny, new space. Choose the cleaning materials carefully depending on the kind of countertops and backsplashes you have. Remember to spot test material and use gentle scrubbing motions to eliminate grease.

Light Fixtures
Don’t forget your dirty light fixtures. You can soak your glass domes or pendant fixtures in a sink filled with warm, soapy water. Wipe them with a sponge, rinse, and dry. Avoid washing the light fixtures in the dishwasher as they are susceptible to breakage.

Cutting Boards
When was the last time you deep cleaned your cutting boards? Chances are harmful bacteria is managing to linger on your boards! Sprinkle them with salt or baking soda and give it a good scrub with the paste. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and dry. You can even run a lemon over your cutting boards to remove food stains and odors.

Spring is also the perfect time to ensure your appliances and systems run smoothly all year long. Get your refrigerator, oven, stove or any other electrical appliance fixed now. You can call Able Appliance & HVAC Service for same day appliance repair and 24/7 emergency service in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

April 2019




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