Tips on Cleaning the Kitchen: Checklist

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Cleaning the kitchen may not be your favorite thing, but with the right approach and tools, it becomes much more manageable (and even fun?). Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to kitchen cleaning, this checklist will help you easily tackle every corner of your culinary space. 

Must-have products to clean the kitchen 

Before diving into the specifics of cleaning various kitchen surfaces, it's essential to have the right products on hand. Here are some must-haves: 

  • All-purpose cleaner 

  • Degreaser 

  • Dish soap 

  • Microfiber cloths 

  • Scrub brush or sponge 

  • White vinegar 

  • Baking soda 

Cleaning kitchen units 

Now, let's move on to cleaning specific kitchen units and areas. 

Cleaning kitchen cabinets 

First, remove all items from the cabinets. For better results, cleaning should always happen top-down. Wipe down the cabinets hanging on the wall and then those standing on the ground with a mixture of warm water and dish soap. For stubborn stains, make a paste of baking soda and water. Finally, wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. 

Cleaning cupboard doors 

Spray an all-purpose cleaner onto the cupboard doors and wipe them down with a microfiber cloth. Pay special attention to handles and edges where dirt and grime tend to accumulate. 
As for the microfibre cloths, while safe to use on kitchen furniture, they can trap debris that can act as an abrasive particle. Make sure you regularly clean it to get rid of potentially damaging particles. 

Cleaning kitchen worktops 

Use a mild detergent or all-purpose cleaner to wipe down the kitchen worktops. For stubborn stains or grease buildup, apply a mixture of baking soda and water, then scrub gently with a sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth. 

Cleaning a kitchen table 

Keeping your kitchen table clean is essential for maintaining a tidy and inviting space for meals and gatherings. Start by wiping the table daily with a damp cloth to remove crumbs and spills. Use a mild detergent diluted in water for stubborn stains and gently scrub the affected area.  

How to clean a wooden kitchen table daily 

For daily maintenance, simply wipe down the wooden kitchen table with a damp cloth to remove crumbs and spills. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the finish. Once a week, polish the table with a wood cleaner or a mixture of olive oil and vinegar for added shine. 

How to clean kitchen floor 

Your kitchen floor endures a lot of foot traffic and spills, making regular cleaning essential for maintaining a hygienic and attractive space. 

Cleaning kitchen floor tiles 

Sweep or vacuum the kitchen floor to remove loose debris. Then, mop the floor with warm water and a mild detergent. Use a scrub brush or sponge to spot-clean tough stains. 

Cleaning kitchen floor grout 

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the grout lines and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the grout with a toothbrush or grout brush, then rinse with water. 

Cleaning the sink and the oven 

For the sink, scrub with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, then rinse thoroughly. For the oven, remove the racks and clean with a degreaser. Wipe down the interior and door with a damp cloth. 

Cleaning ceran fields 

Use a ceramic hob cleaner like Marigold's Cleaning Me Softly to remove stubborn stains and grease from ceran fields. Simply apply the cleaner and wipe with a soft cloth for a gleaming surface. 

How to clean kitchen cloths 

To keep kitchen cloths clean and bacteria-free, wash them regularly with hot water and detergent.  

You can also use the Marigold Wiper Upper Multi-Purpose Cloths that have an anti-bacterial treatment, inhibiting the build-up of bacteria and keeping your cloth hygienic for longer. Less bacteria also means fewer odours and a fresher cloth.** 

To ensure thorough cleaning and disinfection, consider using a disinfectant laundry sanitizer. 

** Product contains antibacterial ingredient silver chloride. Reduction in bacteria growth tested by 3rd party lab for S.aureus. Bacteria reduction helps to avoid bad odours and improves hygiene in the cloth. 

Cleaning kitchen checklist 


Cleaning method 

Kitchen cabinets 

Remove items, wipe with soapy water, dry 

Cupboard doors 

Spray with all-purpose cleaner, wipe, dry 

Kitchen worktops 

Clean with mild detergent or all-purpose cleaner 

Kitchen table 

Daily wipe with damp cloth, weekly polish 

Kitchen work surface 

Spray with all-purpose cleaner, scrub, rinse, dry 

Kitchen floor tiles 

Sweep, mop with warm water and detergent 

Floor grout 

Spray with vinegar solution, scrub, rinse 

Kitchen cloths 

Wash with hot water and detergent 

With this comprehensive checklist, keeping your kitchen clean and tidy has never been easier. Incorporate these tips into your cleaning routine for a sparkling kitchen that's a joy to cook and entertain in. 

Explore our cleaning products at Vileda to enhance your cleaning experience even further. We offer everything from steam cleaners to eco-friendly mops, brooms, and brushes. 

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