Homekeeping | The Definitive Modular Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Don’t know where to start with cleaning your modular kitchen? Here’s everything you need to know to keep things spick and span.
Your all-purpose, stylish modular kitchen, equipped with the latest oven and appliances, make cooking an easy and enjoyable affair. Since it’s the busiest hub of your home, your kitchen is bound to accumulate dirt and grime over time.
Our easy-to-follow cleaning checklist breaks things down.
Your modular kitchen’s daily cleaning schedule includes tips for a clean, hygienic space to cook in.
- Ensure it’s free of garbage and food scraps to keep your plumbing smooth
- Use nylon scrubbing pads on steel sinks as they do not leave scratches
- Use mild soap to rinse the sink
- Use a mixture of water and vinegar to rid the sink of odour and keep it germ-free
- Avoid chlorine-based cleaning agents as they are corrosive
- Wipe spillage and remove food bits as soon as you are done cooking. This prevents stains from hardening
- Spray your backsplash with club soda or shaving cream solution to remove oil stains
- Wipe down with a disinfectant
- To hasten cleaning process, use warm water to remove tough stains and fingerprints
- Do not scrub surface with sharp objects as it can damage the finish
- Use organic cleaning agents as harsh detergents make surfaces rough or lose its shine. Take extra care for light-colored surfaces
- Keep cabinets closed when cooking so insides do not get sticky
- Wipe dry all utensils before returning them to the cabinets to keep it rust-free and bacteria-free
- End your day by sweeping the kitchen with a plastic broom or dab with mop for liquid spills. Do not flood with water as it can damage kitchen and cabinet doors
Depending on the frequency of your modular kitchen use, follow this checklist to keep your kitchen as good as new.
- Clean stainless steel surfaces, appliances and floor with solution of baking soda and water to preserve shine
- For coffee or juice stains, use solution of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia in water. Use a toothbrush for stains between tiles
- For nooks and crannies you cannot reach, use vacuum cleaner
- Clean with hot water, spray with a disinfectant and dry
- Empty your cabinets and then dust or mop with a sponge to rid of cooking residue. Leave it open to dry before putting items back
- Use equal parts of water and vinegar or club soda and lemon juice to keep cabinets spotless
- To clean outer surface of oven, mix two tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar with two cups of water
- To rid of stains on the inside, microwave a bowl of water with a few lemon slices for 3 minutes, let it rest for half hour and then wipe down
- Before you restock each week, empty your fridge, and wipe clean with a soft cloth
- Use warm soapy water or equal parts of water and vinegar for stubborn stains on the inside
- Leave an open box of baking soda or coffee beans to absorb foul smells
- Wash rugs regularly to prevent breeding of harmful bacteria. Keep an extra set handy
Use this monthly schedule to rid of deep stains and reach areas that generally go unnoticed.
- Cabinet hardware inevitably gathers grime, giving the kitchen a dull appearance. Here’s our all-purpose guide on how to clean your cabinet hardware
- Dab chrome or nickel taps with some vinegar for a sparkling appearance
- For thick layers of grout, gently scrap away with a plastic spoon. Don’t apply too much pressure as it can damage the surface. Finally, scrub with baking soda and vinegar
- In case of tough stains, use cleaning liquids directly
Do away with pocket-heavy expenses in the future through this annual spring cleaning checklist.
- Clean with a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner. Follow this up by wiping with a glass cleaner or dish soap
- Check whether all the hinges on the racks, drawers and cabinets hold tight and do not make any creaking noises. Tighten with a screwdriver or ask help from your dealer
EXHAUST FANS & VENTS:
- Get professionals to clean vents, exhaust fans and dehumidifiers to ensure long life
- Use bleaching powder for periodic disinfection and to maintain a leak free plumbing
Modular kitchens are expensive and require special care. These foolproof tips will help you maintain a spotless kitchen for years to come.