Spring Kitchen Cleaning Tips

How To Keep Your Countertops Clean & Great LookingNow that Mardi Gras is over, it might be a good time to give your kitchen a thorough cleaning. That way, you will get rid of beads, glitter and feathers you guests my have brought with them along with the usual kitchen spills. Since spring cleaning is right around the corner, you could kill two birds with one stone, figuratively speaking. Clean from top to bottom and you won’t get dust on surfaces you’ve already cleaned.

Cupboards and Drawers

Get a step stool so you can reach even the cupboards that hold all the stuff you barely use. Using a spray bottle of cleaner, de-grease the tops of your cupboards. You will be amazed how much dust has been collecting there. Working one cupboard or drawer at a time, remove the contents and clean the interior. Once the inside is clean, spray and wipe the exterior, including handles. Don’t forget to get the hinges, as greasy dust collects there as well.

Countertops

Before getting started, make sure to remove everything from your countertops. Be very careful choosing your cleaners, because some may damage your tiles. Do not use cleaners that contain Acid. Acid will eat through you tile and may remove the finish. Avoid Wax-based cleaners and oil based detergents. DO NOT USE vinegar, bleach, ammonia, or other general purpose cleaners especially on marble or granite tiles. Harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads or any scouring pads containing metal shouldn’t be used on tile. Un-glazed tile should not be cleaned with an agent that contains color. Test cleaning products on a small area before cleaning the full area. After cleaning, rinse the entire area with clear water to remove any cleaning solution residue.

Spring Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Appliances

Make sure to wipe off the bottom of smaller appliances before placing them back on your now clean countertops. Boil a cup of water in your microwave first and let it sit for minute or so, then use baking soda or your preferred cleaner to get rid of stubborn spills. Clean your stove top first before attacking the oven. Also, do not forget to clean in between your stove and your countertops and behind your oven (if you can get there). Food and spills in those areas can attract pests including cockroaches. Clean inside and outside the oven door. Pull out all food from your fridge and freezer and while you are at it, trash any food that is expired or old. Wipe down the shelves and do not forget to wash the ice tray. Vacuum the fridge coils and thoroughly clean the area behind and around your refrigerator. Your dishwasher may need a cleaning as well.  Wipe down its inside and outside and run it empty on a high-heat sanitizing cycle.

Carr Stone & Tile

Contact Carr Stone to consult with our expert sales staff or our in-house design coordinators to help you determine which stone or tile is the best application for your project at (504) 835-8453. We are located at 3200 Andover Street in Jefferson, Louisiana. Our showroom and display area are open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Samples are available upon request. Visit https://carrstone.com for some design ideas.

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