Regularly cleaning your kitchen is important for ensuring your kitchen surfaces, materials and appliances last longer and work efficiently. For many, cleaning your kitchen is the last thing you want to do in your spare time, but out of all of the rooms in your home, the kitchen needs daily attention in the cleaning department. Here is a quick and easy routine for cleaning your kitchen in less than 20 minutes.

1. Gather your Cleaning Supplies
Trying to find a sponge, bucket or dishcloth at the last minute will only add more time to your cleaning routine. Gather all of your basic supplies before you begin so you can spend more time enjoying your kitchen rather than cleaning it.

2. Wash Dishes, Pots and Pan
Empty then load the dishwasher of any dirty dishes to de-clutter your bench tops and sink, ready for cleaning. Soak your pots and pans and leave them to drain inside the sink.

3. Clean Bench tops
Clear your bench tops of any garbage and clutter. Put away any infrequently used appliances and items that belong in the cupboard. Quickly wipe down your preparation areas and bench spaces to get rid of any food crumbs to avoid staining the most used surface in your kitchen.

4. Spray and Wipe down Cooktop
As the most splatter-prone part of your kitchen, your cooktop should be wiped down daily. First spray, then come back after a few minutes once the grease and grime has risen and wipe away.

5. Wipe Cabinets
Do a quick wipe of the exterior of your cabinet and cupboard doors with an all-purpose cleaner. It will surprise you by how different your kitchen looks without fingerprints, dirt and grease.

6. Sweep Floor
Quickly sweep or vacuum the floor of any food particles and dust. If there are any noticeable marks or smudges on the floor quickly spot clean with a damp cloth to prevent it from becoming harder to get rid of later on, when you perform a thorough clean of the kitchen.

7. Wipe Handles
As cabinet, microwave and fridge handles can accumulate a build up of dirt and grime over time as they are frequently touched, as your last step, spray and wipe them with a gentle cleaner, especially the garbage door handle.

As this routine is only a quick kitchen clean up for daily maintenance, choose one day every few weeks to do a deeper clean of your kitchen to keep your cooking area sparkling clean.

Following this kitchen cleaning routine will ensure you keep on top of your kitchen’s daily maintenance areas and help your kitchen and its appliances last through the ages.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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