Kitchen Cleaners

by Karen Bates
(last updated March 27, 2017)

Each room in your house has specific cleaning needs. The different surfaces in each room require certain tools, cleaners, and cleaning techniques to successfully clean them. It is important to know how to properly clean all surfaces in your home to reduce the possibility of damaging them. Using the wrong cleaning methods can end up ruining certain materials.

Your kitchen, just like any other room, needs regular cleaning and maintenance. In fact, the kitchen can require more work to keep tidy than other rooms, since it is used for a lot of tasks like food preparation, cooking, entertaining, and more. Because so much goes on in the kitchen, it needs to be cleaned up more often.

For general cleaning jobs, you can use an all-purpose anti-bacterial cleaner. But there are some surfaces that you must handle carefully. It is important to remember that whenever you use a new cleaner on a surface, you should do a spot check on an obscure area to see if there are any negative reactions. That way, you won't damage the entire surface if it reacts badly to a cleaner.

For the stove in your kitchen, the cleaner you use will depend on what kind of range you have. If it is a glass range, you will probably want to use a glass cleaner that is made especially for this kind of stove. If you have a gas or electric range that isn't glass, you have more options for cleaning. Many multi-purpose cleaners work well, especially ones with grease-cleaning capabilities.

Stainless steel surfaces, such as the door of your refrigerator, the sink, and other appliances, will benefit from a quick wipe with a wet washcloth (be sure to dry immediately after to prevent streaks). If you are looking at a more serious mess, try vinegar or a stainless steel cleaner to achieve a beautiful look.

To clean countertops, use an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill germs and clean messes. If your counters are made of granite, look for a non-abrasive cleaner made specifically for this surface. Also take care when cleaning wooden cabinets, since using the wrong cleaner can damage the wood.

The floor in your kitchen will need regular cleaning. Depending on what your floor is made of (wood, tile, etc.) you will need to choose a proper cleaner. Using a mop, clean the floors regularly to prevent dirty build-up and to remove spots.

Using the right cleaners to tidy up your kitchen will result in a beautiful, spotless room.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cleaning Wood Paneled Refrigerators

With wood paneling, a refrigerator can blend in to the rest of the kitchen. When cleaning the surface of this appliance, ...

Discover More

Washing Sneakers

Sneakers can begin to look old and worn when they become dirty. Fortunately, it doesn't take much to wash your sneakers. ...

Discover More

Entertaining Cooking

Food and entertainment often go hand-in-hand, but have you thought about using cooking as part of the entertainment? ...

Discover More

Remove Stubborn Stains Quickly Get everything looking clean again: Walls, floors, baseboards, counters, blinds, appliances, and more. Micro-scrubbers easily reach into surface grooves, lifting dirt away. This low-cost 8-pack is great for stubborn stains and touble areas. Check out Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 8-Pack today!

More Cleaning Tips

Clearing the Table Quickly

While it might be fun to have friends and family over for dinner, it is never fun to clean up the table after the meal is ...

Discover More

Cleaning Kitchen Tile and Grout

Tile and grout can be found more and more frequently in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom. So it's not just the ...

Discover More

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

To ensure the best food quality and service, a commercial kitchen must be properly cleaned and maintained. Each day, ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 8 + 3?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.