Keeping a clean kitchen is a much harder task than what it sounds like. The kitchen is probably the busiest room in any house – with different meals being prepared there, drinks being made (such as tea, coffee), and washing up needing to be done. A kitchen can change its use for whatever situation arises, though. If you have friends or family around, the kitchen is often used a space where you can chat over a glass of wine or a coffee, or if you have just come back with lots of shopping, it is common that the kitchen will be used to empty all the shopping out as it is generally one of the biggest, and most spacious rooms, in the house.
From breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, a kitchen has the tendency to become messy. For example, if you are cooking an oily dish such as fish or a meal like spaghetti bolognese, the oven can quickly become greasy and will need to be sanitized and wiped over. The fridge can also become somewhere that very quickly needs a bit of TLC. Food that is out of date can sometimes leak inside the fridge, and meals that have a strong smell such as curry can leave unpleasant odors inside the fridge – meaning other foods stored in there can develop undesirable smells. This can be incredibly off putting every time the fridge is opened. If your fridge does need a bit of a clean, remove all food and use a gentle, non abrasive antibacterial sanitizer. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute and then wipe clean.
The inside of an oven can also become dirty very quickly. To clean an oven, always use a recommended oven cleaning spray that will remove thick grease. Do not use any cleaning cream or weak spray as these sorts of products will not do anything. To make things easier, if cleaning an oven is a hard task for you, you could invest in a masterbuilt Bluetooth smart digital electric smoker as these are smaller than a conventional oven and will more than likely do the job that you require.
Safety is also a paramount feature in a kitchen. When cleaning, it is a really good decision – not just for you but for everyone in the household – to ensure that any sharp objects (such as kitchen knives) are put away safely and that any part of your kitchen with sharp counters (such as a counter top) is either covered with rags so that you do not risk banging into it and injuring yourself, or that you are well aware of exactly where the sharp edges are and you can avoid them.
A clean kitchen is a good sign that you take care of your home, and when a kitchen is fully cleaned it also means that it is a safer place to be in (especially if you have children). Take an hour every day to ensure your kitchen is as clean as possible.
*This post was contributed. Family friendly posts are welcome.