How to Properly Clean the Kitchen

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

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Scrub Counters and Wipe Clean

Back to the counters, this time to wipe them clean and dry. Use a scraper to remove dried-on foods, and a small tile brush to loosen soil where the backsplash meets the countertops.

Wipe Counters Clean and DryEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Scrub Stove Top

Return to the stove top, and use the toothbrush to remove softened food from around the burners, knobs and dials. Tackle stubborn blobs with a scraper. Wipe dry with a fresh cleaning cloth.

Use Toothbrush for Stovetop CleaningEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Sweep Floors

Sweep or vacuum the floor, and then damp-mop. Pay extra attention to the areas beneath the sink (water spots) and stove (grease). Shake and replace any mats or rugs. Put away tools, cleaners and apron.

Damp Mopping Ceramic Tile FloorsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

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

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