Of any room in my house, the room that needs to be cleaned most often is definitely the kitchen simply because I use it the most. Probably more than I’m in my actual bedroom. What makes it so difficult is that there are all types of surfaces, and because the come in contact with all sorts of bacteria from our food. In addition, if these surfaces aren’t cleaner, it can be harmful because of cross-contamination and food-borne illnesses.
So in this post, I’ll be giving you guys my best tips for cleaning the kitchen naturally in no time. If you feel like I missed anything, please make sure to let me know in the comments. This is a new kind of post for us and a departure from our kitchen appliance reviews and guides, so if you like it please let us know in the comments.
Counters and Eating Surfaces
For these, I generally default to all purpose cleaners. It works wonders on most surfaces. It can even work on more exotic surfaces like marble and it doesn’t discolor or stain it. I have used cleaners that are specially made for cleaning marble, but I have found them to contain some of the worst chemical so I don’t reccomend them. Even though you might be tempted, when it comes to marble, please don’t use acidic cleaners like lemon with vinegar as it can really damage the surface.
Floors and Cabinets
Floors can be tricky to clean. It seems like each type of floor, wether it is wood or tile has a special way it needs to be cleaned. For example, for laminate floors you can use a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and some water, and using a mop it is really easy to clean things very well.
Again, you can use all-purpose cleaner to pretreat stains before going at it with a tougher solution.
When dealing with things like tile and grout that runs between them, I like to use baking soda first, and then spray it with a little hydrogen peroxide and leave it for a while before wiping it away. This is one of the best ways I have come across to keep that grout in between tile looking great and white.
Cleaning your oven
Many people have a self-cleaning oven, but I personally don’t find that it works that well. One of the best ways I have found cleaning the oven is to take some water and spray it over the bottom and then pour a ton of baking soda, followed by more water, to make a paste on the bottom of the oven. I then take a abrasive wire brush and rub out any tough to remove spots. Once the baking soda has been removed, I hit it with a vinegar and water mixture that will leave your oven looking like new.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be hard and the are plenty of tips out there to clean naturally so you have no excuse not to.