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Do You Really Know How to Clean a Kitchen?

Cleaning the kitchen efficiently and effectively takes some practice, but once you learn how to clean a kitchen, you will be able to easily maintain it. Read on to learn how to deep clean your kitchen.

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The kitchen contains more germs than any room in the house1. Cleaning the kitchen surfaces can help keep your home healthy.

  • Use Lysol® Disinfecting Spray to spray the outside of the garbage can with the cleaner and wipe down; be sure to take out the trash and replace the liner.
  • Wipe down cabinet doors, backsplashes, counters, and walls with a cleaning cloth. Grease and grime can build easily on these surfaces.
  • Clean crevices around the sink and faucet with a toothbrush.
  • Flush drains with boiling water once a week.

Large Appliances

  • Clean the stove with a degreasing cleaner. If necessary, take out the burners to clean separately with soap and water.
  • Remove stove control knobs to wash them and the stove behind the knob.
  • Throw away any expired food from the refrigerator.
  • With a gentle cleaner, wipe down surfaces inside the fridge and scrub out any sticky spills.

Small Applicances

One in six Americans experience a foodborne illness yearly, and small appliances can account for some of the most germy kitchen items2. Be sure you know that cleaning the kitchen means cleaning these overlooked areas.

  • Weekly, empty the toaster of crumbs. Turn it upside down into the trash, or empty the crumb tray.
  • Wipe down the outside of the microwave with a Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes, and clean the interior with warm, soapy water.
  • Wipe down the outside of the coffeemaker with a multi-purpose cleaner.
  • Flush the interior of the coffeemaker with a two-cup, half white vinegar and half water solution.

Knowing how to clean a kitchen is half the battle – with these tips in mind, you'll be able to efficiently keep your home healthy.

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