Kitchen Cleaning Tips

 

Keeping the kitchen clean can often feel like a full-time job; and you probably already have one of these. In Malta, with home cooking and preparing meals the favourite past-time for many, and with a busy eating and cooking schedule, children and pets, keeping on top of the kitchen cleaning can often feel daunting, yet there are several handy solutions to prioritising and breaking up these jobs, allowing you to make a little effort every day to prevent the kitchen from overwhelming you.

Below is a list of our everyday cleaning tips that are daily ‘must-dos’:

Prevent Contamination

Wipe down kitchen counters, surfaces, handles and other materials as soon as you have finished using them, to prevent food contamination.

Clean as you Cook

As you use pots, pans and utensils during the cooking process, leave them to soak in the sink as you work and then you can leave your food cooking whilst you scrub, rinse and dry. Then you can enjoy your meal and need to spend less time cleaning up afterwards.

Fridge Inventory

Go through your fridge and throw out any expired items and any food that may be spoiled. Make sure that food items are stored properly, and the fridge has space for the cold air to circulate efficiently.

Sweep and Trash

To prevent any unwanted pests; give the floor a quick sweep before you go to bed. Empty the rubbish and replace the liners every day.

Apart from these daily jobs which can be done in no time at all, you should begin to adopt some weekly cleaning habits to make sure that your kitchen is always fit for use, no matter the time of day.

Shiny Appliances

Use a multi-surface cleaner to wipe down all fridges and freezers, microwaves, toasters and other appliances to remove smudges, dirt and grease. Don’t forget to clear the crumbs from behind/underneath!

Mop Floors

A freshly mopped and sparkling floor will smell wonderful and will prevent unwanted pests, and will transform the whole appearance of your kitchen with almost no effort.

Clean Garbage

Keep your rubbish bins from getting smelly by washing or hosing them down outside, particularly during Malta’s warmer summer months when such odours intensity. Don’t place new liners until dry.

For your more thorough fortnight or monthly cleaning, you can take care of those tougher jobs, such as the deep cleaning of the oven and grill, defrosting and cleaning the fridge and freezer, clearing out drains and giving your floors a deep scrub. All of these will ensure that you are always cooking for yourself and your family in a safe, clean and hygienic environment. 

Keeping on top of all of these domestic cleaning tasks might seem difficult, but start out with those you can manage, and see how many of the jobs you can get done during your free time. If you still think you cannot cope with the workload, it might be advisable to seek the services of a professional cleaning company in Malta, so that they can worry about your messy kitchen for you.