The kitchen is the core of the home. It’s the place where both men and women often times feel like culinary kings and queens. But all this food artistry sometimes leads to great kitchen cleaning disasters. Grease, oil, burnt-ons and so much more, create a lot of work after cooking. The most important tip you need to remember to avoid kitchen cleaning disaster is to act as quickly as possible. Tackle the stains and dirt as they happen. But of course, there’s more you need to know.
Mess from Cooking
Whether you are using pans or pots, spillage often occurs when frying, simmering, boiling or steaming. Clean up any spills as soon as they happen, and check the floor periodically while you’re cooking. Sometimes the oil or water drips on the floor. Avoid slippery floor!
Cuts from Kitchen Knives
Always handle knives with care, no matter how experienced you are in the kitchen. Keep them in a knife box whenever they are not in use. Don’t leave them in a full sink because someone can easily get cut if they attempt to wash the dishes and don’t see the knife. Keep your knives sharp. Dull knives are much more dangerous, because they can easily slip (from the surface of a tomato , for example) and cause a really deep cut. Knife cuts can create a serious kitchen cleaning disaster. Not only, it could be a real health hazard, but also you will have to clean up the blood from the surfaces it fell on.
Kitchen fires are far more common than you would expect. Always check all of your appliances before use. If you hear a strange noise, switch them off and unplug them. Take the items for repair. Also take care not to leave any bread crumbs in the toaster, oven or microwave. This could be a potential fire hazard.
Any food that you aren’t eating immediately after cooking can be left outside the fridge for about an hour. To prevent a kitchen cleaning disaster, especially if you have kids or pets, keep the cooked food in a container with a lid or in the pan/pot with the cover on.
Organising the Pantry
If you want to save time and efforts cleaning your kitchen, you need to organise properly your pantry and storage areas. Arrange and label all cupboard foods and find designated space for all small utensils. A chaos in the kitchen equals cleaning disaster.
The bins in the kitchen can surely create a huge mess, which may be hard to clean. Not to mention the smell, which can put you off any kind of food for days. You should always put the right size bin bag in your container and separate general waste from food waste and recyclable items. Your food waste should be taken out every day. Leaving it in the bin for more than 24 hours can cause the spread of dangerous bacteria and therefore diseases. To eliminate the smell coming out of your bin, you can throw in a couple of lemon slices.
The kitchen can be quite a messy place if not handled with care. However, if you put a little effort after every cooking experience, you should be able to avoid kitchen cleaning disaster on most occasions. And if all this is getting a little too much for you, you can always rely on professional domestic help from our experienced cleaners. Tell us what you need and we will do our best to provide it.