- Kitchen Surface cleaner or disinfectant spray
- Anti-bacterial cleaner for fridge and all food cupboards
- Oven cleaner
- Floor cleaner
- Limescale remover
- Wood or metal polish
- Step Ladders
- Washing Up Bowl
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Oven Cleaner
- Rubber Gloves
- 8 Micro fibre cloths
- Vileda Mop
Apprx 3 hours
Wash up any pots and pans first, so you can get to grips with a clutter-free kitchen. Then you’re ready to begin your deep clean!
Deep Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards & Surfaces
- First, remove all the contents of your cupboards and drawers. Use your disinfectant spray and a microfibre cloth to wipe inside.
- Fetch a step-ladder and wipe down the outside of your kitchen cupboards, any shelves, and the extractor fan, if you have one.
- For cabinet fronts, a bowl of warm, soapy water and a cloth is usually best, though solid wood doors may need a specialist cleaner.
- If your cupboard handles are looking particularly greasy, remove them and soak in a bowl before wiping. You may want to polish wooden and metal handles once dry to get them shining like new!
- Once everything is stored away again, spray kitchen surface cleaner on the worktops and kitchen tiles and wipe down with a damp cloth, then buff dry.
Deep Cleaning Kitchen Appliances
The biggest cleaning jobs in the kitchen are usually the oven and refrigerator, but if you deep clean these together you can save a lot of time and energy.
- Apply cleaner to the oven. First, unplug it. Take out the shelves, and spray oven cleaner inside the cooker and on the door, taking care that you wear gloves and keep the kitchen well-ventilated.
- Scrub the hob. Remove any hob plates and place them inside the oven, coating them with cleaner, too. Leave for at least 30 minutes.
- Sort the fridge and freezer. Unplug it and remove the contents of the fridge and any freezer compartment. Throw away any unwanted or mouldy food and keep perishable items, like meat and fish, in a cooler while you clean inside the appliance – they shouldn’t be outside of the fridge for more than 20-30 minutes.
- Soak fridge shelves. Take out any shelving and leave it to soak in soapy water in the sink.
- Clean fridge walls. Inside the fridge, wipe down the walls with a mild anti-bacterial spray and a microfibre cloth.
- Clean the fridge shelves. Wipe down the shelves that have been soaking, dry them, and put them back in the fridge. Reconnect the power and refill the fridge
- Soak oven parts.Return to the oven, putting the shelves and hob plates into the sink to soak.
- Scrub the oven. Scrub the top and insides of the cooker with a sponge. Crusted-on food marks may need a second application of cleaner.
- Remove soap. Rinse the sponge and wipe down the oven with clean water, making sure not to leave behind any cleaning residue.
- Scrub and rinse the hob plates and shelves in the sink and replace. Leave the door open to let the cooker dry. Reconnect the power source.
To deep clean smaller appliances, like the microwave, you should remove any detachable components and wash them separately in the sink. Microwaves can then be scrubbed inside and out to get rid of grease stains. The kettle and toaster can also be wiped down with surface spray and a warm cloth. You might want to consider using a de-scaling agent to clean inside the kettle.
Finishing Touches to Kitchen Deep Cleaning
These final tasks will leave your kitchen sparkling
- Scrub the sink. Try to leave this job until after you’ve completed the rest of the kitchen. Fill the sink with warm water and a measure of bleach or limescale remover – remember to consult the manufacturer’s instructions. Leave for a few minutes, before draining and wiping the surface all over. Remember to use non-scratch scourers if you need to really scrub at stains.
- Clean the floor. Finally, sweep or vacuum the floors and fill a bucket with a diluted floor-cleaning solution, like a product from Cif’s range of floor cleaners. Mop the floor thoroughly and leave to dry. Your kitchen deep clean is now done!