How to Properly Clean the Kitchen

Tackle kitchen grime and gunk quickly with this step-by-step guide to a clean kitchen.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Nothing says "good morning!" like a clean and sparkling kitchen. Achieving cleanliness in the face of an endless parade of hungry family members is another matter.

Spray Surfaces

Empty the garbage can, and replace any can liners. Pre-spray all counters and the stove top before you begin to clean using a degreaser or a multisurface spray cleaner. Move around the room and spritz flat surfaces lightly.

Pre-Spray CounterEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Wipe Down All Surfaces

Wipe down walls and backsplashes, cabinet faces and the fronts of kitchen appliances with a cleaner-dampened cleaning cloth. Use an extra spritz of multisurface cleaner to remove fingermarks, smears and stains.

Wipe Down Kitchen CabinetsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Clean Sink

Scrub the interior of the sink with a powdered cleanser or a spray degreaser. Use a toothbrush to rout out dirt around sink rims and drains. Rinse, then use degreaser to clean fixtures and the sink apron. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Allow Cleaning Products Time Before ScrubbingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
« Previous12

Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited

We Recommend...

How to Clean and Repair Gutters

How to Clean and Repair Gutters

Learn how to properly clean and repair your gutters with our step-by-step instructions and expert tips.

How to Clean Blinds

How to Clean Blinds

Make quick and easy work of it with these 9 tips.

How to Properly Install Gutters

How to Properly Install Gutters

Protect against water damage to your foundation, basement and driveway with these instructions.

Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.