How often do you clean the kitchen? Most households perform an overall home cleaning job in Melbourne every fortnight, of not more often. You may think that after all this time, you have got the techniques down to a fine art. However, there might be some fundamental features in your kitchen that you totally miss each and every time.
Cleaning the kitchen to most people involves wiping down the stove top, bench tops, table and maybe microwave. The floors are then swept and mopped. The thing is, your kitchen is exposed to all sorts of contaminants, and a more thorough clean every now and then is necessary. Think to yourself, when was the last time you emptied out the pantry and disposed of what you did not need? While pantries often contain a lot of non-perishables such as canned food, every item in your cupboard will not last forever. You are bound to stumble across a couple of product that are better off in the bin. This elimination process will of course declutter this space, not to mention banishing odours and reducing the risk of ants and weevils. As you are going through everything, use this as a chance to wipe out your shelves one by one. You might even want to rearrange how all of your things are stored for more convenient access.
If you’re doing the pantry, you may as well do the refrigerator as well. In general, we check things for their expiry date more regularly in the refrigerator, but it does not hurt to double check. Besides, it is more important to clean all of the shelves, rungs and compartments of your fridge. Things spills and get dirty, and so a good clean is important. Keep an open box of baking soda in the fridge for a few days to help neutralise any odours. Just as you rearranged your pantry, you might want to reassess your refrigerator layout. Is everything arranged in a safe fashion, for example keeping thawing meat at the bottom?
Once you’ve tackled these two main areas, you can move on to the range hood. This appliance will be used when cooking almost every meal on the stove, however it is rarely cleaned properly. You might give the outside a wipe down, but it is not really the outside that needs the attention. Your range hood works by sucking up the steam and taking it away. This means that heat, moisture, as well as cooking splatters all reach the range hood filters. Luckily, they are in fact simple to clean. The filter screens should unclick fairly easily, and then it is a matter of soaking them and then washing them thoroughly in the sink.
What is one of the dirtiest areas of the kitchen? The bin, of course! Many homes have their kitchen bin located in a cupboard beneath the sink. If this is the case, then it is more than likely that the cupboard in question is not in the cleanest of states. When you cook dinner, you throw food scraps in the bin, and some may miss. Also, if you have a garbage disposal, then unit give it a good clean and finish by inserting some lemon and orange peels for a beautiful fresh fragrance. Finish off by giving your door knobs some love. These small parts are often one of the dirtiest of all. How often do we go to grab a handle with dirty hands, or hang a dirty tea towel over the oven handle? Disinfect first, and then use standard spray and wipe. To leave all the hassle of cleaning to the Master Home Cleaning Team in Melbourne, contact Total Cleaning Melbourne.