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How To Clean Your Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen clean is key to safe food preparation and the elimination of spills, splatters and other messes. From disinfecting surfaces to removing grease, consider these kitchen cleaning tips to help kill bacteria and keep your most commonly used kitchen surfaces looking new.


Clean Your Kitchen Countertops and Sink


Clean countertops don’t just keep your kitchen looking nice. They can also help prevent foodborne illnesses. Wiping countertops and rinsing a sink that have had contact with raw meat or poultry won’t kill bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says.


That’s why in addition to cleaning kitchen countertops and your sink, it’s important to sanitize them. Products like Mean Green Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner clean and disinfect countertops in a single step, eliminating 99.9 percent of bacteria and germs.


The USDA recommends using single-use paper towels to clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces. If you opt for regular kitchen towels, be sure to run them through your washing machine in hot water when you’re done cleaning, the USDA says.


Remove Kitchen Grease


Cooking on your stovetop comes with the chance of grease splatters. In fact, whether you’re cooking meat in a skillet or sauteing vegetables with oil or butter, grease splatters can be hard to prevent.


Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be hard to remove that sticky, unsightly residue. Krud Kutter Kitchen Degreaser All Purpose Cleaner is made to tackle grease and grime from any kitchen surface, making it simple to wipe grease and other residue from stovetops, countertops, microwaves and more.


If grease or spilled food is baked inside your oven, a specialty cleaner like Krud Kutter Oven & Grill Cleaner is a great option. The foaming solution clings to surfaces, preventing it from dripping while you clean.


Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets


Kitchen cabinets can be easy to overlook, but they can also attract dirt, grime and splatters. Krud Kutter Kitchen Degreaser All-Purpose Cleaner cuts through those messes, making it easy to wipe down your cabinet doors. It can also be used to clean knobs and drawer handles.


Clean Other Frequently Touched Surfaces


When cleaning your kitchen, don’t forget to clean and disinfect other high-touch surfaces, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. These include light switches, door knobs and electronics. So, if you charge your cellphone on a kitchen counter, for example, it’s a good idea to protect it with a cover that can be disinfected, and give it regular wipe downs.


Clean the Floor


When cleaning your kitchen, don’t forget the floor. While sweeping is a good way to keep up with fallen crumbs, a floor cleaner will remove dirt, grime and spills. Be sure to choose a floor cleaner that’s safe for your type of floor. Miracle Sealants, for instance, offers cleaners made for finished laminate and vinyl floors, hardwood and bamboo floors and porcelain and ceramic tile floors.


Routinely cleaning frequently used surfaces is key to keeping your kitchen sanitary and looking its best. By removing grease splatters, grime and bacteria, you can be more assured that your kitchen surfaces are clean and ready for use.