Back to our special kitchen series! We have written this blog for those of you who are always in a bit of a hurry. We'll give you tips on how to make your kitchen shine in less than 20 minutes. Ready, set, go!
First, make sure you have the following equipment and cleaning helpers at hand:
- Microfibre cloths
- Kitchen paper
- A mop
- Cleaning alcohol
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- A bucket
First step: The walls - 3 minutes
Like any unprotected surface in the kitchen, the walls are exposed to fat during cooking. This is easy to remove: wipe the walls with a cloth moistened with cleaning alcohol. If the fat layer is too thick, spread a mixture of the same amount of baking powder and water on it and let it work while you continue cleaning. Don't forget to rinse the paste when you are done.
Caution: If your wall paint is delicate, we recommend that you only wipe it with a slightly damp cloth.
Second step: Cupboards and appliances - 5 minutes
For quick cleaning, you don't have to clear out all the cupboards and spend the day there, because we promised you cleaning in less than 20 minutes. Simply dip a microfibre cloth in a mixture of half water and half white vinegar and wipe the doors of your cupboards (inside and outside) to remove all stains. Then rinse with clean water.
Finally, quickly wipe your small household appliances and cables (toaster, coffee machine, etc.) with kitchen paper or a small cloth moistened with cleaning alcohol.
Caution: We recommend that you always disconnect your appliances from the mains when cleaning them.
Third step: Worktops and hobs - 5 minutes
Arm yourself again with your faithful water vinegar cocktail and wipe the surfaces of your worktops and hobs with a cloth moistened with this mixture. Then rinse with clear water to avoid odours.
A little tip: To increase the disinfectant effect, you can add a few drops of essential tea tree oil, eucalyptus or lemon.
A sponge and liquid soap are sufficient to remove small stains from the hob and at the same time prevent damage (especially scratches on glass ceramic tops...).
Fourth step: the sink - 2 minutes
We cannot repeat it often enough, but the secret of a clean kitchen is the sink! So we empty it, rinse the dishes or put them in the dishwasher and when everything is tidy, you can clean it with a sponge and a few drops of white vinegar (your new best friend!).
A little tip: To avoid traces on stainless steel and fittings after cleaning, dry everything well and rub again with a dry microfibre cloth. Bye bye limestone marks!
Fifth and last step: the floor - 5 minutes
That´s it, your kitchen is shining and all what’s left is the floor: a little courage! Fill your bucket with water and liquid soap (optional: a few drops of white vinegar) and dip your mop in. Let it glide over your floor to remove all stains - then all you have to do is dry it.
And that’s all – your kitchen is clean! A piece of cake, isn't it? Obviously, each cleaning will be more effective if it is done at least once a week, because practice makes perfect. Remember to clean your hotplates and worktops as soon as you’ve used them and don't leave your dishes in the sink for too long!
Have fun cleaning!