With the weather finally getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to throw open the doors and windows for a thorough spring clean! The kitchen is a great place to start your spring cleaning, but can often be an overwhelming task!
We’ve pulled together our top 5 tips for tackling spring cleaning the kitchen to hopefully make it a far less arduous chore:
1. Tackle your windows - Use mild soap and warm water to initially clean the window, rubbing away the dirt and dust. Then mix one-part water with one-part distilled vinegar to really cut through the grime and leave your windows gleaming! Finally, wipe away any remaining streaks with either some kitchen towel, or ideally a microfibre cloth, and your windows will be left spotlessly clean – allowing all that spring sunshine into your home!
2. Wash your washing machine – According to some recent research done by Appliances Direct, the washing machine is the least cleaned item in the house, cleaned on average once per year! If you don’t clean your washing machine, you may well notice it starts to smell of mould, which could also start affecting the smell of your clothes… Cleaning out the drawer will help remove any built-up detergent that might have started going mouldy, and running an empty wash every now and again will help to clear the drum. Check your washing machine instructions too as many now have a cleaning function built-in!
3. Get your oven deep cleaned – As Britain’s most-hated chore, why not get your oven professionally cleaned by one of Ovenclean’s trained specialists? Having a professional oven clean will only take a couple of hours and will transform the quality of your food. A dirty oven also affects the efficiency of an oven, meaning it takes longer to get to the correct temperature and may also affect the cooking time.
Food particles stuck to the grill become charred, and research shows that charred food may contain cancer-causing agents. Plus, bacteria can also grow in those food particles; therefore, it is imperative that ovens are properly cleaned. Ovenclean’s specialists use a unique, environmentally friendly caustic soda free cleaning system, which rids ovens of germs and leaves them ready to use again as soon as they’ve finished.
4. Clean out your refrigerator – This is really a job that should be done regularly, not just for spring cleaning. Make sure you empty out any old jars lurking at the back and wipe down all surfaces. Don’t forget to clean the fridge gulley at the back – so that any condensation can drain properly. Use a cotton bud, toothpick or pipe cleaner to clear out any debris but always check your fridge handbook to avoid causing damage.
5. Clean your dishwasher – Like the washing machine, the dishwasher also needs regular TLC. Baking soda and a damp cloth can be very effective at removing any food stains and also getting rid of bad odours. Another top tip is to run a hot cycle with nothing but a cup of distilled vinegar on the top shelf.
Breaking up your kitchen spring cleaning tasks into these manageable chunks will hopefully mean it’s not such a daunting prospect, and getting a bit of help from your local Ovenclean specialist will help even further!