With the fall season upon us, it is time to perform a deep cleaning on your kitchen
By Tom Pierro
With the new season upon us, create a new tradition to deep clean your kitchen
. Deep cleaning your kitchen should be a priority at least once per year, so why not start with the current fall season?
When we say deep clean, we mean more than just mopping the floor, dusting the cabinets
and sanitizing the countertops. You need to really get down and dirty to make your kitchen look like it was recently remodeled.
Make Your Stainless Steel Sink Sparkle
Stainless steel sinks look beautiful when they are first installed; however, they can quickly become dirty, even if you clean them with soap and water on a regular basis. As you begin your fall kitchen deep clean, get your baking soda out and watch how clean your sink becomes. Spread the baking soda evenly on the sink and clean it with a sponge. Trust us, it will look brand new.
Empty The Fridge and Scrub It
Refrigerators can become dirty quickly due to all of the different foods stored in them. Leaks happen, bottles break and food can fall out of containers. You need to empty the fridge and clean it from top to bottom as quickly as possible so the food does not spoil. Take out the shelves so they can be wiped clean and then scrub the glass ones still inside. Clean the crisper, produce draw and lunchmeat drawers too. When you put the food back in the fridge, make sure it is as neat and organized as possible.
Use Kool-Aid on Your Dishwasher
Does your dishwasher have a lot of lime deposits or stains on the inside? If so, get a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid, pour it into the area where you pour the cleaner and run the dishwasher when empty. The lemonade Kool-Aid, which has citric acid, will get rid of the stains and lime deposits, making the dishwasher look like it is brand new.
Polish Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances tend to say that they will not show stains or fingerprints. Well, this cannot be further from the truth. If your stainless steel appliances
do not look new anymore, use cream of tartar to polish them with a brand new soft sponge.
Steam Clean the Microwave
We all know what the inside of a microwave looks like; it is covered in splattered food that no one wants to scrape off with a wet paper towel. Cleaning a microwave can be tedious, but not when you steam clean it. Fill a glass measuring cup to four cups and put lemon juice in it. Microwave the combination for three minutes and then let it sit for five minutes without opening the door. This will loosen any food or liquid that has become crusted on the walls. Now you can wipe it away with a damp sponge and some dishwashing liquid.
We hope that these tips will help you when you give your kitchen
a deep cleaning this fall. For more information, contact T&M Kitchens at 973-492-1328
today to speak with a representative about upgrading or renovating your kitchen.