Kitchen Cleaning Guide
The kitchen is one of the most loved parts of one's home. It is where hearty meals are made to nurture the people we love. Modern cuisine involves a mix of processes and ingredients, which could lead to an unorganized cooking area with unwanted mess. Luckily, keeping it clean is easy when you have a plan. Try these simple solutions to enjoy making those home cooked meals!
- All-purpose cleaner
- Scour Daddy
- Scrub Daddy
- Microfiber cloths
- Warm water mixed with a basic dishwashing soap (for stone countertops)
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- A few lemons
Counter Tops and Sink
- Use an all-purpose cleaner (like Nature to Nurture Multi Surface Cleaner!) on countertops and other hard surfaces.
- Clean your stainless steel sink by rubbing in baking soda with the Scrub Daddy, then covering it with a little white vinegar. After the foam has dissipated, rinse clean and dry.
- Put two halves of a lemon down the garbage disposal and run the disposal to give your sink area a fresh, clean smell. (You can also use lemons to clean your cutting boards—simply squeeze and rub half a lemon on stubborn food stains and let it sit for a while before rinsing)
*Note: If you have marble, quartz, or granite in your kitchen, make sure you clean with only mild dish detergent and warm water; otherwise, you will break down the stone’s sealant over time.
- Empty the fridge into two sections - one for items that need to be thrown out and one for items that need to be put back in.
- Wipe spills and excess liquid with your microfiber cloth. Should it have dried, we recommend using the Scour Daddy to remove the hardened stained before wiping with the microfiber cloth.
- Spray the inside of the fridge with a solution of vinegar and water, concentrating on soiled areas and let it soak in. Wash the removed shelves and drawers with warm soapy water and set them aside to dry.
- Remove racks and removable elements to have easy access to oven floor
- Cover area with paper towels/microfiber cloth to prevent dripping and additional mess on the floor
- Use the Scour Daddy to scrape burnt pieces of food from the oven.
- Apply Vinegar and Baking Soda to remove bacteria. The mix would produce a smell which can be removed with vanilla extract or lemon juice.
- Rinse with warm water and soap once complete and wipe with dry microfiber cloth.
- Wash all burners with lukewarm water and dish washing detergent to remove initial film.
- Make a thick paste cleaner of baking soda and water.
- Coat all burners with paste and let stand for 20 minutes.*
- Scrub the softened food residue with Scrub Daddy and rinse thoroughly.
Pots, Pans, Utensils
- Soak your pots, pans and utensils in hot water and a reliable washing liquid.
- Use the Scour Daddy to remove excess food as quickly as possible after eating as the salt and acids from your food can cause gradual damage.
- Hand-dry with your items with microfiber cloth to remove any water spots. The quicker you dry your clean utensils, the better, as the open air will cause unwanted natural drying marks
*Natural cleaning solutions such as vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and soda water all work well on stains on stainless steel.
*To polish with vinegar, simply buff your utensils in a circular motion with a soft damp cloth lightly dampened with undiluted white vinegar.
*Lemon juice and olive oil can both be applied with a soft dry cloth, gently rubbing away at the stain.