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Jan

Spring Kitchen Cleaning Resolutions

Spring is just around the corner and the season always sparks fresh beginnings and a clean start to the rest of  the year. The kitchen is a great place to start your spring cleaning regimen.  Below we list advice and tips on how to clean specific parts of your kitchen from our most popular lines, as well as strategies to keep the entire kitchen clean.

Cleaning Schedule

Neglect is a guaranteed way for your kitchen to deteriorate. Having a cleaning schedule will make cleaning the kitchen become instinct. This method works wonders for a two-or-more person household with a large amount of dishes and wear and tear in the kitchen. It should take roughly 20 minutes for one person to clean the kitchen, imagine how quick it could be done with help!

Tools of the Trade

Make sure you always have the proper cleaning materials handy in the kitchen. You may often want to use them while cooking, so its best to have them nearby. It’s very important that you know what types of materials in your kitchen will need cleaning and what type of cleaner to use. Do some research and stock up.

Caring for Granite & Cambria Countertops

One of our most popular lines in countertops would be Cambria. Resilient as they are, granite countertops need very specific care and you could be causing it harm if you are not caring for it in the proper way.

  • All granite countertops are different when it comes to their sealants, but one consistency is what you should avoid when cleaning. Acid based cleaners such as lemon, vinegar and bleach are very harmful to the sealant and leave ugly stains. Even the popular Clorox cleaning wipes contain citric acid and should be avoided.
  • Caring for your granite countertops is actually quite simple. Use a warm soapy wash cloth on spills immediately, avoid streaks by following up with a towel dry. To maintain the cleanliness of your Cambria granite countertops, make sure to do this every time after cooking.

 

Cabinet Care

Cabinets require a lot of specific care. One of our most popular cabinet lines, KraftMaid, offers these cleaning tips for all of their many types and styles of cabinets.

Helpful cleaning tips from our friends at KraftMaid Cabinetry

Stainless Steel Sinks and Fixtures are quite popular here are some great tips from our friends at Kohler 

Cleaning tips from Kohler

The Obvious

Dishes, floor and countertops. These are givens and are usually all that ever gets cleaned. These are obviously important
things to have clean as most of them come within direct contact of you and your food. Be sure that these three are cleaned daily. Remember to not leave anything on your countertops. Do you want ants? Because that’s how you get ants…

The Not-So Obviouscanstockphoto17903606

  • In busy kitchens where a lot of cooking is being done, steam rises and grazes your cabinets on the way up causing them to get greasy and wet. This can can harmful effects, especially to wooden cabinets. Wipe down all cabinets with whatever cleaning material is recommended for your type of cabinet.
  • Drawers are often left open where food and liquids tend to spill in and are often forget. Be sure to routinely check and clean your drawers.
  • The aptly named backsplash is another part of the kitchen that is often forgotten. They take a lot of abuse, often by boiling on the stove. Be sure to wipe down the backsplash and all areas around it after cooking.